My Little Turtle-Pig Meter

July 13th, 2009 in member junk     
TinTinJunkFan TinTinJunkFan, member
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With its shell open....
Unassuming and sitting on the hearth
With its shell open....

With its shell open....

When our water meter was replaced, I rescued this old one from the junk pile-- I have hung on to it because I always liked the solid feel and shape of this little fella--and its copper patina. He has had a place outside in the garden but is just as good inside too.   Never could figure out if he resembles more of a piglet or a turtle....sometimes you just like a piece of junk for what it is and don't need to do anything to it. (But, ideas welcomed!)  

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, funky, industrial, garden, outdoor spaces, porch, meter

Comments (7)

suewhitney writes: You are so right. Sometimes a piece of junk, just as it is, finds a place in your heart. I'd leave him be for the moment and when the time is right he will tell you what he should become. Words from the junk whisperer. Ha!

Be well,
Sue Posted: 10:27 am on July 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: He is cute! I definitely see he looks like a turtle or pig as is. How about adding a remnant of an old hose to the front to make him an elephant or anteater? Hehe.

Very cool and nice save.

Posted: 9:10 am on July 14th
monakent writes: SUPER save!!!! You are right, it looks great inside (and can guess it's adorable outside as well).

I want one....I want one!!!! gailmarie Posted: 12:25 am on July 14th
alicemom writes: If you take out the gauge use it for another project. (I did with my snow folks)Whatever you do even if it's nothing It is a great piece & good save.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:27 pm on July 13th
writes: Ok, this is cool!
It's more than likely made of brass and the heft of it would make a cool paperweight. Or take the gauge out and make a cool little curio box.

A great find!

JennyK Posted: 8:46 pm on July 13th
fellowjunker writes: This was a great it looks adorable out in the garden as well!!
xojanis Posted: 7:37 pm on July 13th
oldnews writes: Oh my gosh, too cute!! I would have kept it too!! marie Posted: 6:37 pm on July 13th
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