Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Can anyone tell me what these are and what they are for? Ron got them for me at an auction and the bidding was fairly high. He had no idea what they were but someone was trying to outbid him and that just won't do. LOL They do not have seams and the mouths are open. One is six inches tall, the other is seven.


We ate at the Chinese Buffet yesterday. Ron's fortune read: "Your charm has inspired a secret admirer."

On the way home he exclaimed, "What will we do when we get home and the yard is swarming?"

"Swarming with what?"

"My secret admirers?"

First of all, it was ONE secret admirer. Is that wishful thinking, an active imagination or plum craziness?


Brooke said...

LOL!! I believe they are cream decanters. I saw something similar in a hotel in NYC. The only difference was that the glass was a dark blue and more like the small birdie on the left. The waiter brought 2 of them over when our table was being served coffee. Very elegent! :)

Brooke said...

I mean...very Elegant

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

My guess would be that they are a pair of crystal cruets to hold vinagar and oil for salad flavoring---definiely something liquid to be dispensed with the spouts they have??

Gary (old dude)

kenju said...

I can see how Gary could be right, but I have no idea.

What's wrong with imagining hordes of secret admirers? I do it....LOL

Scarlet said...

lol - I love fortune cookies, and that one's priceless. Remember to add "in bed" after every fortune. That's a rule...according to the show, Friends. ;)

I have no idea what those containers could be used for, but I'd put a fighter fish in each one with pretty blue rocks on the bottom.

Marla said...

I really don't know what they are, but my sisters have an antique store. I could have them look sometime. Perhaps old glass candy dispensers. I like the fortune cookie, and for your husband, wishful thinking, I guess!

Kirsten said...

I don't know what they are, but I have to have it!!

dana wyzard said...

Is there an opening in the bottom? I ask because it would be way too hard to clean them out if you put cream in them and I was wondering if they could possibly be what you could stick in a potted plant, fill with water, and the water oozes into the dirt as it dries.....ahhh I got nuttin

Granny Annie said...

Nope Dana, no opening at the bottom. And, yes they are difficult to clean so the cream idea didn't appeal to me. They must be blown glass pieces and maybe don't serve any useful purpose.

Jamie Dawn said...

YOU are Ron's greatest admirer.
That's no secret.

I'd put M&M's in those things.
I have no idea what they are actually for.

Lucy Stern said...

Not sure what they are but they are

Men!!!! The things that they come up with.....

ancient one said...

I have never seen any of those before. I have no idea what they are, sorry.

Thanks for coming by my blog..

nora said...

I'm with Jamie Dawn- candy!
Actually I think that it what they are for. You can shake out a handful of candy without sticking your grubby fingers in the bowl and getting germs on the other M&Ms. Not that I've ever worried about cooties on candy.