Primitive Antique Ring Holder FINDOctober 15, 2008
There is a local Flea Market (indoor antique mall) on the way to my kids’ school. I had about 20 minutes to kill yesterday, so I wandered in and around the 100 plus booths in this place. I was nearly tearing myself away from the kitch when I saw this treasure. Being a jadeite collector, my eye is always drawn to shades of green – and this little guy drew me in. It is a wooden coffee pot ring holder. On it reads:
“Let me hold your rings for you while dishes or washing you do”
It’s clearly been used. The paint is chipping and there are water spots on it – scars from many years of living on the counter next to the kitchen sink.
When I took it to the checker, I said, “I’ve never seen anything like this before.” Upon closer examination, she said SHE had never seen anything like it either. I thought that was extraordinary for an antique purveyor to also not have seen an item like this before. So, I came home, eager to jump on ebay and do some research on my new little treasure. I have searched and googled and searched again – and found nothing else like this, nothing with the quote on it, NOTHING! Can you believe it? Well – I should say that I spent $6.50 for this ring holder and will most likely actually use it because we don’t have a dishwasher (as I’m sure it’s original owner didn’t either). If YOU have any information on my little treasure, please leave a comment here. I’d love to learn more about these.