Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Well...I NEVER!!!

I have another ‘whatsit’!

One that I have NEVER seen before!


But I know what it is....


I think! One’s Made in Japan!


So do you want to guess?


Or do you want me to tell you what I think?


I made a new scarf for my little table...


in the lanai!


And how about this record! (it was a DIME!)


Is this not the coolest record in the universe?


Wouldn’t you like to be dancing to this music today!!!

I hope you’re having a fabulous week!


It’s HOT here in Florida but I’m loving it!

I’m linking to Vintage Thingie Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and  Thrifty Thursday

and Thrifty Things Friday 

and last but certainly not least,

I’m linking to the sunburnt cow link party!

HAVE FUN! DANCE...but don’t do anything with the first thing I showed’s BAD FOR YOU !!! (hint #2)

AND HEY...I think everyone knows what it is! (I just read the comments) It’s a portable ash tray...isn’t that a HOOT!!!


The Bear's Blog said...


I (we) LOVE your Blog.

I think it's ashtray. Not that a teddy bear would know about smoking, but that side thingy - I've seen pictures of that before. It's very pretty.

Hugs (NO I don't smoke) It's all about smoke free here. (o:


Sherry@The BarnQuiltStore Blog said...

It's an portable ashtray!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I'm thinking portable ashtray, too!!! Love that little aqua creamer!!! Way cute!!!

Unknown said...

Ashtray or snuff holder... either way it is gorgeous! What lovely treasures you found ... & only 10 cents? WOW!

Have a beautiful day ~

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Janette - The2Seasons said...

I think it is snuff holder.

Anonymous said...

yup,, its for ashes right?I was going to say have a great day but I think you always do,, so busy you are,, wow!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yep, they already guessed it right it is a portable ashtray!


Unknown said...

Perhaps a Queen in Training needs one of those thing-ma-bobs for her fancy candy cigs!

I've been gone but not for long. Back to visit you. Miss you Diane.
Sending all things GOOD to come your way.

Jealousy is not good...but I'm so jealous of your weather. It's raining and really pouring and I'm so sick of it! There, it's not pretty, and I said it!

Husband having a birthday to make dinner.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I think ashtray too!

Vintage Gal said...

It's a little portable ashtray for ladies of the day ;-)

Della said...

I didn't know that records had pictures on them! I've seen them on a few CD's, though. Great pics on your blog Diane :D


LV said...

Enjoyed seeing all your vintage goodie. To me it is possibly an ashtray.

Unknown said...

coolest ashtray ever in the history of ashtrays! Hahahahaa Hot here too (Ohio) had to turn the AC on (YUCK) I would rather have cooler weather but warm sunshine to swing in my swing in. Check out my book review on my blog anyone want a good summer paperback to read? here it is order it from Danny and he'll sign it for you and mail it out fast. takes longer from his publisher.

Diane Writes said...

Hi Diane! I think it's a portable ash tray. I love your red folding table. The box with the shells, vintage books and the nest.. they are a bunch of cuteness! :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oh my gosh, I had no idea what it was until I read the comments! It's pretty though!

Greatma said...


Thanks for the birthday wishes! I am happy that you enjoy my blog. I enjoy taking pictures, and my birthday was very nice!! Antique Rose

Vee said...

A portable ash tray? I thought it was a pill dispenser. Hahahahaha...

Sweet record graphics...are you hanging those on a wall?

Nice table mat, too. I want to make a few for my refrigerator top.

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

It looks like a portable ashtray women took to parties? I don't smoke but it sure looks like a place for a cigarette to rest. Ick!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, I think it is an ashtray but you could use it for something else.
I love your old records and the lovely mat you made for the table.

Happy week

GardenOfDaisies said...

My guess was an ashtray.. but I see everyone already guessed that. Maybe I should have said mini taco shell holder to be different?

Anonymous said...

It's a very pretty ash tray!!

AsylumTanya said...

That is totally a portable ashtray. It is too bad that smokers nowadays often use the ground as their ashtray. Seeing this reminded me of my grandmother. She was a true lady!

Scarlett said...

Im with it being a portable ashtray too - a very pretty one! Love all your goodies :o) Scarlett x

Anonymous said...

Graphic records for a dime? That's crazy - crazy good.

Karen said...

ooh, now that I've read the other comments, it's probably an ashtray.

Karen said...

Looks like a pill box to me, no?

WOW those records are awesome!....

Shellbelle said...

You DO find the coolest things, even those that are bad for you. I would display it with a pack of candy cigarettes, lol.

I'm glad you're lovin' this heat. I'm one of those who retreat inside with the a/c during this time of year. I did venture out on Saturday for a few hours and that was enough for me!


Completely Coastal said...

Do people still smoke??! Haha. Love the records -so cool. They'd make great wall art!!

Sparky said...

yep an Nan had one...very cool pics..

Unknown said...

How adorable! I love the ashtray, really cute. The records are sweet, look ho much technology we went through! From that to an iPod. lol!
Thanks for the post!


Anonymous said...

Everyone has already guessed but yep it's personal ashtry. Now the trick is to see how we can reinvent it. What can we use it for now? Makes a sweet little purse pill holder don't you think? :) Have a fabulous weekend

Anne said...

I guess i'm the only degenerate around here, i thought it was an opium holder...

The Main Twist said...

When cleaning after my grandparents had passed away I found something very similar to this. It is in storage now but when I get to it I will post a pic. A friend of mine that dabbles in antiques told me that it was a ladies ashtray. Back in the day it was not laldy like to smoke so this was used and resembled a compact so it was a bit more discreet. Not sure if that is the real story but it worked for me. I think the idea of pill holder is an excellent idea.

Prairie Rose said...

I think my other self is by the ocean as well:)
I love that shell jewelry, so pretty!
Have a great weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, I guessed right! I thought it was an ashtray!!! It's so cute!

Danice G said...

It looks like an antique snuff or tobacco box for a lady. It is beautiful.

Screaming Sardine said...

Hi, Diane!

Ashtray seems to be the general consensus. That's what I think it is, too. It really quite pretty. Love those cool record albums, too. I have to say I miss those.

Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow link party. I featured you over at All Thumbs Crafts.

Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Diane,
OMG...I am in love. I am thinking this is the absolute cutest ashtray I have ever, ever, ever seen. I love it!!! Thanks sooooo much for sharing.]!