Guess I didn't need to go junk hunting this week. Bob seems to be clearing out his garage, so he keeps bringing things into the house wanting to know if I want to keep this or that; and, if so, where can it go IN the house.
I don't know where this came from, but it is a part of store receipt board. In his family's grocery store, they had one where they kept charged receipts. When a customer (my family included) came into the store, bought their groceries on credit, the receipts were filed in this type of apparatus. Then, at the end of the month, they would total up the receipts and mail the statements out hoping the customers would pay. I know that Bob's dad carried a lot of customers on the books during rough times.
It has these double clips on both sides.
For now, I've clipped some old family pictures on it. See that man on the horse in the top cowboy picture -- that's the grandson of President Monroe, a friend of my grandfather. Both my Dad and our son are named after him.
And, that's your history lesson from the Salmagundi household for the week. Does anyone have other ideas that I could use for this thing-a-ma-jig?
I'll be joining the following blogs this week -- please check them out for a plethora of inspiration:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House
Jann Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday