Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Junk countdown #17 My friend Owl Napkin Holder
I Love finding stuff and giving it a new life. Take for example my friend here, Owl napkin holder. Imagine the many years he has spent on someones' dinning room table, a simple owl napkin holder was witness to many conversations, laughs, last minute school projects finished at 3 in the morning, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most likely many lingering long talks over coffee while the dishes wait to be washed. A night of card games, knowing who was going to win and who would loose. Broken hearts that couldn't sleep and Christmas mornings when little ones were up way too early! New faces coming and going, Babies being born and added to the table and older ones whose faces have become fond memories. He was a useful creature; always keeping a supply of needed paper necessities to clean up a spill, blow a nose, take a note or wipe a tear. Only to be packed up for the yard sale. Just like that no longer a member of a family, now an outcast. My heart breaks for Owl Napkin Holder, and then leaps with hope for this little fellow who was laying in the "quarter box" and at the end of the day becoming the "free box". I scoop him up with glee! I myself have no use for a napkin holder presently. I wish I did because he is beautiful. But somebody, somewhere is waiting for him. This someone either collects owls, or has a stack of loose napkins waiting for a home. Just like my friend here. Come find him at the Funky Junk Antique Show!