Steampunk Fabulousness

It wasn’t your usual yard sale…a cabinet maker was divesting of old tools and odd bits. It was the second day of the sale and I had stopped in on my way to somewhere else. I only had a few minutes to spare but within seconds I spotted this fabulous, rusty, cast iron thingy.

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I picked it up. Dang it was heavy. [7 pounds!] I had no idea what it was but it had a hole at the top and it occurred to me that it would make a wonderful industrial, steampunk candlestick or doorstop.

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The owner saw me holding it and said, “Ah, I see you’ve got the glass-making mold. Did you know it opens?” He opened it and said, “See. It’s for making aperitif glasses.” Cool.

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I asked the price, he quoted one and well, it was way more than I wanted to pay (of course!). I offered 25% less and he agreed.

But as I carried it around I thought…am I crazy? Is anyone going to want this? Is anyone else going to see beauty in this? Honestly, I don’t know, but I decided to trust my gut and bought it. Hope to have it in my store this week…time will tell if it sells!!

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Okay, ‘fess up…what’s the weirdest thing you’ve bought for yourself or to resell??

3 Comments

  1. it’s gorgeous- and has a myriad of uses. not the least being a piece of our industrial past.

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  2. […] you saw my last post about the rusty, cast iron glass mold, you know that I wondered if anyone else would see the beauty in it. Well, I am happy to report […]

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  3. I love industrial pieces. Good choice.

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