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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Stolen,Tarnished, Tossed, Restored!

This is a short story of a very long journey taken by a single fork (in the road). I admit it I am a true picker. I will not only look in the basement of a rundown hay barn, but I will look in the bottom of a box left by the side of a trash bin.  As it always happens...something caught my eye.

No, it wasn't pretty, but it did seem to have writing.
Seeing the inscription "Property of Horn & Hardart Co" I knew it could have a story. It was damn ugly though. But who exactly was "Horn & Hardart?"

 I don't want to give away my age, but I think the only time I've ever seen an Automat was in a Warner Brothers cartoon. Now, back to the fork.
I have heard all sorts of warnings about the natural patina that forms with time on antiques, and after some careful consideration I say..."Patina Be Damned!"

This piece looks so nice, I'm gonna use it. Amazing what you can find in the trash.

1 comment:

Found something unique? See something here you want to know more about? Start the discussion - I'll respond. Really!