Happy Thursday friends, and welcome to another edition of What the Heck Is It?
I’m tweaking things up a bit here at TRV for the New Year so from now on What the Heck will be posted on Thursdays.
It’s just a better fit for me because I want to keep Fridays open for other post possibilities.
In the last WTH post most of you thought the cone shaped thingy was for vertically roasting a chicken.
Although I’ve never done that myself and had no idea what it was I can certainly see how that would work.
THE PRIZE 1893 piece was thought to be off of some old machinery or an old wood stove. That makes sense because it has holes on the ends for attaching.
I have to say that I really love this piece, and will be using it somewhere n my decor in the future. Maybe in my kitchen redo.
This week’s mystery item was given to me by a good friend in a shoe box of mixed vintage Christmas goodies. Lucky me!
Thanks so much Pat! 🙂
I’ve never seen an ornament quite like this one.
It’s about 6″ tall and as you can see it’s in pretty rough vintage condition, but that just makes me love it more.
I’m the kinda girl who loves things like this because it’s wearing its history for all to see. I can imagine the wonderful Christmas tales this ornament could tell.
What’s really interesting to me is that the figure is on top of a glass ball.
At first glance I thought it was a snowman holding a broom, but snowmen don’t usually have flesh-coloured faces.
I’m quite sure that the unmarked cap that came with it isn’t original because it’s much larger than the neck, so I have no idea where it was made.
It has a 40s or 50s vibe to me, but that’s just a gut guess. I’ve sold vintage Christmas treasures online for years, but have never seen an ornament quite like this one.
It’s most definitely a keeper, but What the Heck Is It? Any thoughts?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!