Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fishing Weights and Numbers



















Do not ask me why, but I like rust. I don't like it on things that I don't WANT to rust, but I like the look of it.  Maybe it's the color?
Maybe it's the idea that the item is not "prissy," but hard-working?
My mom always shook her head when I'd head toward the "rusties." She didn't see what I saw.
Whatever the attraction, it is all over these cast iron fishing weights for commercial fishermen.
I also like the fact they have numbers on them which indicate the weight in pounds. They'd look great sitting inside or out.
Any other "rusty-lubbers?"

14 comments:

Mrs. Adventure said...

I love them! I will have my eye on ebay & antique stores now for them, the would make great door stops!

ANestWithAView said...

I love rust also. It is like scratches in a wood floor or flaking paint, it reveals a life you only can wonder about. It is mystery, right?

Janean said...

Robin, I think you have a great point: history and mystery.

Andrea said...

Thanks for dropping by arise 2 write and leaving a sweet comment. Yes, there are so many needs around us.
I have joined to follow your blog and I look forward to getting to know you.

Blessings, andrea

PamperingBeki said...

I love those! I love rust too.

Jill Elaine said...

Oooo, I am loving those fishing weights! I'd love to find some of those somewhere:)
Jill

Dogwood said...

I also love rusty! I love putting old metal items in the garden and then watching them rust. I am a sucker for garden art that is already rusty. I think rust is beauriful.

Barb said...

Janean,
I love rust!!
Always glad to hear of others who do.
It just gives a piece character.
And patina, add that, and oh so wonderful!!

Enjoying my visit here, and glad you came by.

I'll be back

blessings

barbara jean

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Janean,
I love rust too! It's got that patina, that you just can't get at Pier 1 Or wallymart.
Great objects, and actually a great still life.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have had a nice time browsing and taking a look at your creative blog.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! I like things that are rusty as long as they're not supposed to be rusty too. Those are great! I love tings with numbers and letters!

Manuela

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Those are SO neat!! Maybe I'll look at rust a little differently from now on... =)

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I like rust, too. Hardworking like pumpkins! Thanks for stopping by.

Paula said...

I love that I've found another "rust lubber!" ;-) I love rust so much, and my husband just doesn't get it! So glad to hear there's someone else out there that does! ;-)

Paula

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