Sunday, March 14, 2010
A Smoking Silver Sunday
It is another Silver Sunday, where has the time gone. I wanted to do something a little different today for Beth over at Gypsy Fish Journal and all the others participating in her fabulous blog party. So while thinking of what to post, I decide to watch a little TV. The movie was Forever Young with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis. The movie has Mel as a 1939 test pilot that volunteers to be frozen for a cryogenics experiment and is awoken in 1992. There is a scene showing him sitting in his living room, circa 1939, before the big day.
The camera pans across the room and then, there it is, I see it. It is my greyhound ashtray. In Mel's living room!! I found this piece years ago at a local flea market. I think I paid $5.00. I felt it had an art deco feel. At the very least, it is from the 30's.
Now I don't use the ashtray for its intended purpose. It usually holds candy and sits in front of another flea market find, a silver colored metal pedestal.
When I bought this piece fifteen years or so ago, it had originally come from an estate sale. The top is wood (oak) with a brass plate held down by a brass tack in each corner. It sits on a piece of thick wood with 4 large wooden balls for feet. I have never seen anything like it. Any suggestions?
So there you have it. Thanks Mel for reminding me about my ashtray for this month's Silver Sunday Party. Please be sure to join in for this little silver party, whether tarnished or polished, it is all so fun to visit.
Also don't forget to check out the giveaways hosted by Jill at Gypsy Brocante, by daughter and mother, Sara and Abbey at Sweet Magnolias Farm and Beth at Gypsy Fish Journal. Have a pleasant Sunday.