Happy Thursday friends, and welcome to another edition of…. What the Heck Is It?
In the last What the Heck post I shared these small handmade earrings.
Many of you thought that they were Peruvian or South American and some of you, like me, thought they had a Mexican look to them.
It turns out that they’re Peruvian worry doll earrings. These were made in small villages in Peru for the tourist trade. Karin commented that she lived in Peru for 3 years and watched the local ladies make these, as well as other handmade pieces.
Apparently these types of dolls were supposed to take away the worries of sorrowful children. I guess these earrings would do the same thing.
Not sure how old this set is, but they do look like they’ve been around a while.
Thanks so much to all of you for your comments. It’s always fun to read and learn from them.
This week’s mystery item is one that I shared in a Thrifted Finds post a few years ago.
To this day I know nothing about it except that it’s a very cool piece. I’d love to know where and when it was made, and by who.
This vintage metal decorative dish has a very good weight to it.
I’m not sure if it’s silver, silver plate, or maybe it’s even pewter.
The grape cluster and leaf relief work is fabulous.
The only mark on it is this 1029 on the bottom.
It measures just under 8″ across and about 2″ high.
The three very unique feet are elephant heads.
I’m not sure what elephants and grapes have in common.
Do elephants even like grapes?
Have you ever seen feet like these before?
The detail is quite amazing.
My google searches have drawn a blank, so I thought I’d let you guys in on the mystery.
What the Heck Is It? Any thoughts?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!