Can you tell what these are?

February 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
alicemom alicemom, member
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I found the metal fan blade holders at my local flea market. I just loved them. But what to do with them? Turn them upside down & have great towel holders. They are dated 1898.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - alice hanson
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, bathroom, cast iron-metallic, towel holders

Comments (10)

RobJ98167 writes: Those are WAY COOL!You really have an eye for good junk Posted: 1:15 am on March 18th
MimiToria writes: Very cool find.
Gretchen Posted: 5:59 pm on February 28th
paterd writes: Love it, love it, and you didn't ruin them to make the hangers! Posted: 3:00 pm on February 27th
shabbychick writes: What a great re-purpose - love old metal! :)
Kathy Posted: 9:38 am on February 24th
SeaGlassLady writes: A fantastic repurpose...These fan holders make perfect towel holders, and their age makes them even more appealing as treasured antiques. Posted: 9:10 pm on February 23rd
suewhitney writes: These are very cool! I never would have guessed that they were fan blade holders.

Cheers!
Sue Posted: 8:54 pm on February 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Pretty, pretty! And what a great repurpose.

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 4:24 pm on February 23rd
RecycledPages writes: What a great find! I agree that they probably were tie-backs. You could also use them in the upper top corners of a window and drape a long piece of cloth for a swag effect. I like the towel holder use too. They are beautiful pieces!

Linda :) Posted: 1:21 pm on February 23rd
GrandBear writes: I believe they were used to pull heavy drapes back mounted on sides of windows to give a nice window effect. When you wanted drapes closed, you just pull away from side metal holders...open pull towards side holders and drape behind the metal bend. NICE OLD FIND....PUT TO GOOD USE AGAIN! Posted: 8:07 am on February 23rd
texasjunkermom writes: How neat is that?! Very pretty and quite a conversation piece, being so old and being what they are! Good save. Posted: 10:44 pm on February 22nd
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