Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Object on a Stick

A couple of months ago, the ever so adorable Susie Q with her chi chi blonde pixie cut, wrote a post entitled "object on a stick" that grabbed my attention. You see, I too seem to gravitate towards anything mounted oh-so museum-like, especially if it is a found object. Preferably with numerous signs of age and use. I love the idea of elevating the everyday to something special. Something that screams "look at me!" Literally a way of taking trash to treasure.
So I promised Susie a few shots of my tiny collection of objects mounted on a stick. The first is a lovely piece of driftwood, all nubby and perfectly aged to that indescribable shade of gray that I so adore. This one was discovered in a local antique/junk shop, way up high and out of reach on top of an old armoire. It said, "take me home." And I replied, "but of course!" My husband, as usual, sighed, but dutifully carried it home. (he's the best, you know)
The second object is what I believe to be a machine part of some sort, perhaps a foundry wheel. The shop had a handful of these from the same consigner and being the OCD nut that I am I probably spent an hour lovingly running my fingers across and around all the grooves and crevices, trying to decide which one would come home with me. The winner, again, was dutifully escorted home by my ever kind better half. (he's the best, you know)
So there they are, Susie, my things on a stick!
Anyone else have a "thing" for objects on a stick? Got any of your own? I'd love to see them!
By the way, if driftwood is your "thing," check out this great post by the lovely Lauren over at purestylehome.
{images are mine, sorry for the lack of light, but these treasure reside in our basement, hence the color distortion}


ticklishfromadistance said...

I am so with you! I cannot claim to have as good a collection, but the few things I have are treasures to me. I love taking something to the next level as well, and especially using something in a way never expected. Great post!

Anonymous said...

There is definitely something about a pedestal that makes everything look special. I like your collection here. Are you forever noticing things mounted this way? I would if I had a collection. When I read your title, I thought of corn dogs and kebabs - my husband always jokes about how he likes food on a stick. :D

Anonymous said...

I didn't know I liked "things on a stick" until NOW... now my brain is busily trying to think of things I'd like to see mounted like this. Nice idea!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

So pretty. I totally agree with you, but I'm not going to lie when I read the post title I just started to think of yummy food that comes on a stick! :)

susieq said...

Oh NKP, your objects-on-a-stick are just plain fabulous!! The driftwood is so much better than any manmade sculpture could ever be. I totally covet it! And your foundry piece is so elegant. What great found objects. I'm going to do a shout out to you on eye spy -- I want all my readers to see your collection! Love it!

nelya said...

Oh my goodness, Susie. You are so sweet! I'm glad you like my objects. My family thinks I'm nuts, not entirely wrong on their part, for always buying some grungy, battered, peeling bit of they don't know what. So I'm glad I'm not the only one out there with an apprectiation for these...

And girl, I got two words for you, Cheshire Bridge. Scary bit of roadway, but some seriously good junk to be had.

Raina Cox said...

You have the most amazing objets d'art - I would love to see your house. I must plan a trip to Atlanta soon to see you and Miss Susie Q.