December 28th, 2008 in member junk     
StrangeCargo StrangeCargo, member
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Simple sculptural beauty in hand auger bits.
This head contains things with perceived motion.  Actually, most of the items are toilet tissue floor holders.  The niumbers below are house adress numbers from all the places we have lived.
A $5 yard sale capture has come alive as a sculptural piece for our wall.  Mirrored panes have been velcroed for future easy removal, if necessary.  The spring sconce on the left is held up by a mining drill bit converted into a pedastal.
A simple red painted hammer given to me by my Grandfather as a child has multiplied into this collection properly displayed in this wrought iron urn.
Old tools and implements from the past can be elevated to prominent and deserved respect by simple showcasing.
Simple sculptural beauty in hand auger bits.

Simple sculptural beauty in hand auger bits.

Welcome to the world of Strange Cargo. 

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - StrangeCargo
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Comments (17)

oldnews writes: I just came across this going through old posts so I don't know if you'll ever see this, but I LOVE what you do with old tools! Very creative way to display beautiful old well used pieces! Marie Posted: 7:49 pm on September 19th
inkognitoban writes: YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!! KEEP ON! Posted: 9:50 am on June 27th
luvnjunkin writes: Hey, love your stuff. Just noticed you are from my neck of the woods. I am from cherry hill! Not too many of us from this area. Keep junkin! Posted: 7:06 am on January 27th
Chovey writes: Ooooh...I love, love your style! What great ideas! Thanks for sharing...let's see more!!

You're giving me great ideas!

cynthia Posted: 6:47 pm on January 2nd
kopykatkim writes: Love your style and use of the old and rusty tools. WELCOME to the world of stange cargo from all Junkers. It is a craft and everyone has a piece of it. Sort of like a "mosiac"

Kim Posted: 12:59 pm on December 30th
junkermidge writes: you call it Strange Cargo, I'd call it cool stuff. You've really got my mind spinning with possibliites. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the site. You'll have fun.
Midge Posted: 10:51 pm on December 29th
writes: Hi there!
Welcome to the site! I love the auger bits and the urn full of hammers. F.U.N.! You're a gal after my own heart. Keep showing us more fun stuff!

JennyK Posted: 9:44 pm on December 29th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Fun - very fun!!
I also enjoy tucking auger bits in with my outdoor plant pots. Also...when we closed up my mom's home for the last time - I walked out to the front and pulled the house numbers off - they now rest with great pride in my living room.
Thanks for sharing.
Kari Posted: 8:16 am on December 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there, and welcome! I love all your "strange cargo". Your New York grate is very cool too.

Can't wait to see more of your posts!
Candy Posted: 7:22 pm on December 28th
JunkArchitect writes: I really like all the old rusty tools and what you’ve done with them to create art.

There’s good strange (artist) and creepy strange…this is good strange. Posted: 5:27 pm on December 28th
georgiamoon writes: I like your world. Everyone of those pieces are fabulous and deserve more than just being thrown in an old box or God forbid...thrown away! Great saves. Georgia Posted: 4:10 pm on December 28th
csudderth writes: What great old tools and displays. Love having the old house numbers. Either you're not strange and we're all normal OR we're all strange!
Christy Posted: 3:55 pm on December 28th
SnowmanHill writes: Welcome! I love your stuff! Posted: 3:43 pm on December 28th
MimiToria writes: Welcome to the site!
Your decor is quite unique and you've found some great as well as fun ways to display your tools. Very fun!
Gretchen Posted: 2:49 pm on December 28th
suewhitney writes: Hi Strange Cargo,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! I love your cargo btw and don't find it a bit strange. Ha! I have always been drawn to old tools and I enjoy the way you have displayed yours. Way to go!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:04 am on December 28th
bridiemurphy writes: Fabulous display -- and who knew they're auger bits? Very elegant. Posted: 9:15 am on December 28th
LuAnn writes: You sure do have the knack of displaying old tools and found metal items. These are just great. Welcome to the site. Looking forward to more displays and projects.

LuAnn Posted: 7:36 am on December 28th
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