Sunday, July 24, 2011

Well...this is how it begins...TROUBLE!!!!

A friend popped in the shop today...who likes old miniature locks...and...he educated me on these....oh dear.... I had picked 3 or 4, out...I wanted to keep...Heart shaped ones...that reminded me of Dad...Then, Butch, started telling me about these... and what so many were used for...Jewelry boxes.... small document boxes...and....Dog Collars!!!!!!!{oh my gosh...Pooch Collars...who would have thought?} some were nearly worn through...where they hung, on the collar loop....The 4 keepers...turned into this pile....I'm SICK...SICK....SICK!!!!! Butch kept watching me, slip...one after another...into my hand...then...into a bowl...after I displayed them on a velvet necklace store display...{I bought from J.B. Knacker} Man O Man...they looked so frickin' cool...I kept sliding them...into the bowl...{the 5 above, are really cool! the first says Rover{late 1800's}...the 4th says PUP...{teens}the others are so worn...one, completely worn through...talk about soul...}
They say...knowledge is power...I say...it's TROUBLE!!!!!
another collection! 
{see Kay...I think your Dad and I...would have been very good Bud's!}
John looked at my keepers...and asked if I kept these because they are valuable....my neck nearly spun of my head....as I turned to him...{he knows me better than that!!!} NO!!!!! I said....Do you know what these where used for????? Mostly Pooch Collars! They Are COOL!!!! and.....on Hounds...that were so loved....PRICELESS!!!!!!!




2 comments:

sue in mexico mo said...

Neat collection! I love the little locks, never heard about dog locks. I will have to go through my locks. I like groups of lots of things . . .

simplyiowa said...

Me Toooooo!
Love to ya...
Sweet Pea...
Barb C.