Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lets Play What Is This

Good morning dear sweet friends.
How is your week going for you?
The other day Bob and I saw 4 magnificent bald eagles
out on the ice near our dock.
By the time I got my camera they started to fly away.
Darn.
They always come when the ice is in the river to hunt.
Folks up and down the river have been seeing them now.
Maybe I will get another chance at snapping a pic.

So this morning I wanted to find out if my talented
and bright blogging buddies knew what this.

Bob and I came across it at an antique store and I had to have it.


This piece would have hung from the ceiling.


It did not hang in your home.


You would have found this in a General Store.


In the 1800's it held a certain item that folks needed.


More specifically when people traveled via horse and buggy.


Often times it was not used for the purpose it was intended for.


Many slaves knew what it was and never used it.


If you guessed a whip, you are correct.


This display item held


Buggy Whips.

Each little slot would hold one whip in place 
for customers to shop.

You might be asking yourselves now,
since I do not own either a buggy or a horse,
why would I purchase something like this?

I do not want to spoil the secret, 
but this will be incorporated into the bedroom redux.
I cannot wait to show this off!

If you have any ideas how you would use this, please share.
I might change my mind....

Buggy Whip Blessings To All!
Janice

11 comments:

  1. Morning Janice, love to see Bald Eagles, they are so magnificent........That is such a neat piece, wow, great find. I have to think on it what I would use it for, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Hi, Janice ~ how about taper candles or drieds hanging from it? We have seen many bald eagles this winter, they are surely a magnificent sight. Stay warm.
    pam

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  3. Good morning Janice, sure hope that you are able to get a pic of the eagles.I bet they are magnificent to see.Love that piece,it is such a neat find.I can't wait to see what you do with it.Blessings,Jen

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  4. I agree with Pam, drieds or candles hanging from it would be pretty!
    Hope you get that eagle pic! :)

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  5. Janice what an interesting piece of history - thank you.
    Never would I have guess this is what it was.
    Thanks for a great post.
    Karen

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  6. I never would have guessed ~ thank you for sharing.

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  7. nothing comes to mind at the moment Janice sorry.

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  8. An eagle flew up in front of me on my way to work a week back with a rabbit or squirrel in its talons then it dropped it on the other side of the road. National Geographic. I can see dipped candles on a wick (candle on each end) hanging from this whip hanger. What a piece of history! ~*~Lisa

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  9. Wow I wouldnt have guessed either.
    I like Lisa's idea of candles.
    Woolie Hugs

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  10. Right away I thought of hand dipped candles ! Never would have thought of whips. Whaaaaat?

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