IT'S ART! OR IS THAT IDEA JUST FULL OF HOLES?

August 8th, 2010 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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Everyone has an opinion of what this wooden piece is when they see it hanging by my staircase.
This is how I actually have it hanging...I like quirky things, and this definitely fits in with that!
All the art in this grouping, except the cat, was found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store or ,my yearly favorite, the Historical Society Tag Sale. The cat, I painted.
I know Ive shown the cat before...hes on my blog several times...he just makes me smile. I enjoyed the art class where I painted him and he brings back fun memories, plus he looks nice hanging next to the junk art wooden holey thing.
Everyone has an opinion of what this wooden piece is when they see it hanging by my staircase.

Everyone has an opinion of what this wooden piece is when they see it hanging by my staircase.


My favorite local tag sale is coming up in October. I am beginning to get excited, and it is only August. The Macon Historical Society puts on a sale that just takes my breath away when I walk in the door. For  many years it was held in the historical round building at Central City Park and I loved it being held there. Now it takes place in an old shopping center building, but the junk is still grand!

I bought this wooden piece there, for 25 cents. It has an old service station feel to it, and even a tiny bit of an oil smell. I have no idea what it was used for in the past, but for me it hangs as a work of ART.


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (8)

artteachergirl writes: Thanks to you all!! And I am so excited to know what the wooden piece is...how surprising!! Posted: 11:59 pm on August 11th
dmfuller writes: On second inspection, It appears to be of a 2' scale, not a 4'! Posted: 9:13 pm on August 10th
dmfuller writes: Almost certainly this is part of a wind chest to a pipe organ. Based on the 56 holes it is either European or a European style American organ--commonly found in Lutheran, Presbyterian, Catholic, and some Methodist churches--they commonly have 56 notes per keyboard. Judging from the scale of the piece, this is probably to a soft 4' string or flute rank. Examine the piece closely--it may well have the rank somewhere written or carved in the wood. I'd love to know what you find out! Please check out my blog, I'm sure you'll love it! www.shabbyfrenchcottage.blogspot.com

~Mikey Posted: 9:12 pm on August 10th
junkermidge writes: 25 Cents for that cool holey thing?!?! Holy cow! No wonder it's your favorite sale! Have fun (well, in October).
Midge Posted: 4:37 pm on August 10th
CottageElements writes: Love the "hole-y" piece. I would have snatched that up if I would have found it. And only a quarter? Cool!

Lani Posted: 1:29 am on August 10th
RustyDiva writes: Love the quirky too. Great cat - love all the colors. Posted: 10:46 am on August 9th
artteachergirl writes: Marie, you and I are just sisters on different coasts aren't we? Wish we were closer and could share junk art ideas. My kids come back tomorrow, summer is over for me! Hurry and post that pelican, can't wait to see it! Vicki Posted: 10:29 pm on August 8th
oldnews writes: Oh wow, the cat is DEFINITELY my favorite! I love it! Scary how alike our tastes are! I will have to post the pelican that I did hanging in my stairwell and you will see that quirky is one of my adjectives too! The thing with the holes is SO cool, what a great conversation piece! LOVE your stuff! Marie Posted: 10:23 pm on August 8th
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