Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More cataloging of junk from Ye Olde Shack of Love. I tore this big cast iron cowbell off the front porch.

It was so heavy, I tried to hold it up and take a picture at the same time and it wasn't quite working for me.
 (An aside: aren't my pictures ridiculous? When will I get with the program and buy a Nikon and start watermarking, right? That's a cat litter pan in the garage. Sweet.)
After dissolving lots of disgusting crud and lead paint, I discovered an extra bolt hole on the steer's head. Perfect for when I bolt this thing onto the new house.

It has that perfect iron clang! and I think it might be as old as the shack (1935). He's primed white and ready for a new life.

So I was thinking about spray painting him bright orange. Color of the year and all, right?

Posted by Katy On 7:24 AM 10 comments

10 comments :

  1. I can't explain why or how much I love that bell.

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  2. Love, love, love the bell. I have been on the look out for one to hang by my back door to use when it's time to call the boys in. I'm sure they'd love it. . .

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  3. Awesome, that shack of love is like a treasure chest. What will you find next?

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  4. shorty had some fine stuff in that old shack of his. accidentally, i'm sure.

    yes, the world would be a better place if we had more cow bells. or is it a bull bell in your case? either way, i have cow/bull bell envy.

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  5. Love it- I would say careful with the orange unless you want to look like you went to Univ of Texas- probably not as big of deal if you don't live in the midwest though...

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  6. doh! good point.

    so. purple? turquiose? hot pink? hmmm. maybe red for RED BULL ? ha ha

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  7. Don't be so hard on your pictures. Nikons and watermarked pics are overrated. I'm loving all of shorty's treasures!

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  8. I love the cow bell, but what I love even more? Is that you posted the "More Cow Bell" bit from SNL. Seriously Katy, if you are ever in Chicago, you need to look me up!

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  9. Susan you'll have to send me your email so I can contact you, lol

    and I added the video afterwards because I thought maybe everyone wouldn't "get" my reference in the title. Doesn't EVERYONE know that skit?? ha

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  10. The cowbell is perfect and I would LOVE it in orange! Those bells are expensive..that was a great find!

    Can't wait to see the lot cleared and demo'd!!! woooohooo.

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