This is the last day that you can put a comment on Monday's blog to enter the drawing. Good luck to all.
I thought that I would show you some of the possibilities of the fans that I bought.
The top row, by Tessie's feet is all the one fan from Walmart. The second row, at the bottom of the photo is the one that I have been using. It was from a garage sale, so I doubt if you can find one, unless just by chance.
I think that there are a lot of possible uses for the pieces. First I cut them up into parts. At the far left is the main body of the fan and next to it is a piece of filigree that I trimmed out of the middle. I can see this as maybe some carving on a piece of furniture. Stain the pieces before you stick them together. Remember that stain won't go through glue.
The next part was the very top section of the fan.This one can be trimmed several ways. First you see the untrimmed piece. I can see this as part of a chair back. The same with the second wedge shaped piece. The third one, I found that you could get a pretty good rectangle from it. I wondered about using three or four of them stood on end and glued together as a square or triangular lamp. You could put tissue paper on the inside to make it into a shade. Nice table lamp.
The last one could also be used as furniture carving. The ideas are endless, once you start thinking about them. They would also make good wrought iron if they were painted black and aged a bit. There is a lot of extra wood in the plain part of the fan also.
Now. About the drawing..... Last night I made a plant stand to match the table....
Tessie took one look at it and stated, "It needs ferns!". And then, "It's MINE!"
I told her that she could have those two pieces and more, if she would let me send out the other pieces for the drawing.
I think that it was the plant stand that did the trick. She will be the only one that has that one for a while....Don't tell her that I can make more later.
I guess that I will go make her a fern for the plant holder. Maybe she will stop harping at me if I do that.
Anyway, that's about all until tomorrow.
See you then.