Lately I have been collecting all sorts of rusty stuff and other old things to decorate the outside of my beloved shed. I have been scouring fairs and markets all year for anything that would look interesting. Below are some photos of some of my finds.
|Just some stuff that I've had for sometime now|
The red tub also came from my childhood. I painted it red to protect it from rusting when I sunk it into the ground to provide a pond for my pet tortoise, 'Plonky". I named him Plonky after a similar tortoise we met while visiting friends in Adelaide on our first big family road trip. This was way back in December 1965. I've still got my diary from the trip. Oh, and they named their tortoise Plonky because this was the noise he made when he walked down their hallway. Plonk, plonk, plonk....
|My mystery item.|
The rabbit trap above doesn't work but still looks the part and didn't cost much. But I do have some others that are in full working condition. Apparently, so I'm told, rabbit traps can be classified or identified by the different marks on the trigger plate. I have a trap with a spade on it and another with what looks like a trowel. Don't know if this makes them special or not. I just like the look of them hanging on my shed. The two working rabbit traps were found at the last Collectorama fair at Nambour.
|Spade mark on one of my rabbit traps|
|Trowel rabbit trap|
|Close up of trowel mark|
|Large rusty hook and chain|
|"EMU" brand on horse hame|
|Blacksmith forged horse bit|
|Some of my number plates|
|This NON-MOTOR VEHICLE plate came off an Amish buggy from LA GRANGE COUNTY, INDIANA.|
(I believe that Indiana is the only US state that requires the Amish to display number plates on their buggies.)
|Karen's Victorian number plate from her Hyundai Excel.|
|Some more of my number plates.|
The top Victorian and Queensland plates also came from Auntie Hazel's garage while the lower Victorian plate came off my Holden Berlina when we were living in Melbourne. I love the Kentucky plate as our house was built by the company called Kentucky Log Cabins. It is also the Bluegrass State and I do love my bluegrass music.
|Kentucky Bluegrass State plate and others.|
|Nice Texas plate showing the space shuttle and my Victorian plate|