I bought a few fun vintage items when I was in Marysville for the French Hen Farm sale a few weeks ago. Among them were three cardboard containers that once held music cylinders for the Edison phonographs that were used in the early 1900’s.
Here’s a photo of one of the players that used the music cylinders.
Basically, the cylinder for this phonograph could be compared to what most of us know as a vinyl record used on a record player turntable.
I used the three containers in one of my fall/Halloween vignettes on the baker’s rack in the great room. I filled the containers with marbles to stabilize them, then I simply stuck in an old spool of thread, and a crow and a cat on a stick.
A spooky old crow and a toothy grinned cat are perfect for Halloween! These Halloween animals on a stick were dollar finds at yard sale.
The white thread spools were purchased at an estate sale for fifty cents each and the larger spool was a $5.oo purchase at Gathered Comforts, a booth that exhibited at the Country Living Fair and the Springfield Flea Market Extravaganza.
Linking to Vanessa’s Inspiration Friday
Artie’s Vignette Fridays
Leigh’s Thrifty Thursday
Debra’s Vintage Inspiration Friday