Date: 24 June 2018. Scooper
friends know I am a nut for thrift stores. They are fun places to
explore. I believe it is the thrill of the hunt that pleases me
most. Of course the prices are a real talisman too. Last year
I found the coolest scoop. Today, if you would be so kind, please
tell me what it is that I paid perfectly good money to own.
I will buy something simply because I like it if the price is affordable.
This scoop was one such an object.
The scoop met all the requirements for a Seaweed object. It is
small. That means storage is not too difficult. The floral motif is
pretty. Delicate items appeal to me. I liked it. Best of all, the
cost was negligible.
Originally I put a small
succulent into the bowl. My friend Kim had gifted me one succulent
Kim ↓ lived
aboard Sea Turtle for many years.
Kim has a green thumb.
I admire her artistic side. She can grow practically anything.
Below is one of the hitchhikers
from the succulents Kim gave me all those years ago.
Isn't this just the cutest little
scooper? I would love to know what it actually is supposed to be.
Can you help?!?
The comment section works thanks to my friend Ken, so please share
what you know. I'd appreciate that.
Recently I shared
some succulents with Cheryl.
They originally came from the batch Kim gave to me.
Cheryl is my friend who travels aboard Island Time.
Cheryl gave me Breezy, my newest plant that is
masquerading as an octopus.
Quite often women swap plants out here. I
get a real pleasure out of greenery. My aloe came from Kim. It
continues to grow. Very shortly I am gong to find a local
soul to give some to. The pot is filled so it is definitely time to
share the aloe plants.
For the record, my moss continues
to thrive. It takes patience to grow moss. Mine is at least five years
The moss came from a tree that was floating on the Apalachicola
River. It's sitting on a piece of bark.
Previously I was
convinced I had a black thumb. Everything I attempted with plants of
any sort died. Seaweed has changed that dynamic. Most of what I've
tried to grow has done well. We will not discuss the fruit fly
That is an ugly tale for another day.
to say, if you see 1/4" very skinny worms coming up from your soil,
these are not aerating your dirt. They are larvae fruit flies,
hatching. Ugh. That was a totally disgusting episode. (shivers)
gizmo was too pretty to harbor a succulent forever.
This scoop is just the right size for raisins. I now use
it for my treats.
Sometimes those tempting
delicacies take the form of raisins. The scoop is also a dandy
holder for my personal favorite, mint flavored M&M's.
But I digress...
The reason for
this article is that I would like to know what exactly I bought. Do
you have any
idea where it was made? How old is the scoop? I'd really appreciate your assistance
in this matter.
I found this gem for 49 cents at a
local thrift store. Isn't it just the prettiest thing ever?
The size is 3.75" long by 1.75" wide. She stands 1.5"
tall. On one side the initials D.V. are painted.
P.S. Comments thanks to Ken work again. He's a genius and I am very
grateful. Your feedback is incredibly important for my happiness
quotient. Please participate. Thanks!
And thanks for reading.
So what was the intended purpose of this scoop? When was
And, have you any theories as to the origin? French, or???
Tablecloth becomes Screens ~
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