Do You Know What This Is?

On my recent trip to the thrift store, I found a 69 cent item I had never seen before.  I am sure some of you will recognize it.  After examining it, we figured it out...but I'll share a few clues with you before telling you what it is.  See the faint number on top?

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

It is a wood box. All sides are covered, but do not open...

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

There are holes covering the top, and two holes on each end and on the bottom.  It's quite worn...

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

This metal tag is on the front...

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

Then we spotted this very faint word...

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

Can you read what it says?  
Scissors...
It's an old scissors rack from a school...
and the holes on each end are for carrying it.

thrift store finds Itsy Bits And Pieces

Have you seen one of these before?  
It's always fun to learn about more about a find!

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my last post!  I even had a few people on my Itsy Bits And Pieces Facebook page who commented they had one of the charming cat planters, too! 
I really appreciate your visits!

I'll be taking a short break...I am under the weather with the bug going around here.  Heading for a warm blanket and tea... 

Until next time...

  

39 comments

  1. What a fun find! Hope you feel better soon!
    hugs
    Linda

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  2. Well, that is one great find! Would love to find one of those to put in my shop to hold the scissors!
    Hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Very neat and perfect for the crafter! Hope you feel better soon!

    ~Trisha

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  4. I've never seen such a thing before. What a fun find, Linda!
    I hope you'll get much better soon.
    Julia

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  5. I was going to guess that it was a pencil holder until you showed us "scissors" penciled into the wood. What a great piece!

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  6. I thought it was for test tubes. I am under the weather too, and I hope you feel better soon!

    Xoxo Kat

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  7. What a great find and a fun post to read! Feel better soon.

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  8. What a unique find. I've never seen one of those. Sorry you're not feeling well. Get better soon.

    Judy

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  9. How interesting! Never seen one of those before. Hope you feel better.
    Brenda

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  10. Linda, What a great find. I would have never thought it was for scissors. Love it. Hope you are well and enjoying some good weather. xoxo,Susie

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  11. Awesome find! I was thinking it was a pencil holder. So neat!

    Jeanine

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  12. What a find Linda! I would have grabbed that in an instant. Think of the possibilities!!

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  13. I hope you will feel better very soon! This weather isn't helpful. Very awesome scissor box!!
    I went to the Bachman Ideas house and it was okay...just fun to see new ideas.
    warmly,
    deb

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  14. I never would of guessed scissors holder, nope. I will guess however with this rainy weather and your bug that you are definitely curled up today.

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  15. Of course! Primary in the country school in the early 50's. Wonderful, wonderful find.
    Joy

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  16. In my art classroom I used a version of that, but I still didn't realize what it was at first. What a cool find! Best, Vicki

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  17. How neat, Linda! I was thinking drill bits until you showed the plate that said it was for a school. Then I had no idea! Scissors. Who'd of thunk it!

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  18. How cute is that!!! No- I have never seen one of those before. I wonder if they were commonly used or that was just a specialty item? I think ours were just kept in a box at school when I was a kid. What a fun find! xo Diana

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear you're down with a cold. But I'm so glad you're listening to your body and slowing down.
    What a interesting find, I don't think I've ever seen one before. You sure find the best pieces Linda. I need to go shopping with you. :)

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  20. That's a great piece of school house history! I would have never guessed! Sorry you are not feeling well - keep cozy and rest! xo K

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  21. What a great find. Hope you feel better quickly. xo Laura

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  22. Great find-I have seen something like this before ( I am a teacher ) and I love your find.

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  23. 69 cents? are you kidding me? I LOVE this! What a great treasure! I can just imagine the cute little hands that brushed this box every day during the school year. Precious!

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  24. Oh I hope that you recover asap!

    Never seen one of these, no! Fun ! :)

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  25. I've never seen one, so interesting!
    Hope you feel better and enjoy the weekend.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. Very cool and better than the metal racks. I think I have seen these in my old Kindergarten classrooms.

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  27. Fun post. Get some rest and feel better!

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  28. At first glance I thought it was a bee house, but the holes were a bit large. Then when I saw what it is, of course!

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  29. I have never seen a scissor box in my life. Leave it to you to find one. Very cool piece Linda! Sorry you are under the weather. Hope you feel well soon. XO

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  30. I've not seen a scissor box before but, it sure looks like a handy thing to have.

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  31. Wow, what a great piece to find. I never knew there were school scissor boxes! What a great find, do you have enough scissors to fill it? Really enjoyed your find since I never seen one before!

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  32. Linda this is so awesome. I love this piece and love that it came from an old school. Too cool.
    I would have never guest that is an old scissor box. Just awesome.
    Kris

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  33. I had no idea what it was. Now that I know, I just love it! I think I need one at home!! What a great find.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley
    Susan and Bentley

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  34. That is so cool - I've never seen one of these before!

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  35. I have never seen one before. It is so cool and so worn to just the right patina! A keeper for sure!

    Hugs, Dianne

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  36. How cool is that?! Such a fun find! Hope you are feeling better :)

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  37. Sorry to hear you've not been well (I'm playing catch up!)

    Now you've told me (!) of course I remember these from school!!!!

    Karen x

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