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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Now What?

Every now and again, I come across an item on the NeighborGoodies table that defies all explanation and reason:

I must confess that I wasn't really paying very close attention while I was snapping photos of this green, uhhh...item. I was busy trying to get the shots and get the hell out of the laundry room before I got caught by some Neighbors coming off the elevator. And so I'm left with two pics of this monstrosity...

...and it's only really dawned on me right now that I have no fucking idea what it is.

While I was snapping the pics, I kind of just assumed it was a candle-holder, but upon further review, that just doesn't make any sense. I wonder: Is it a coin holder? I mean, I could probably put some dimes in the little slot-shelves that line the edges. I'm not sure why I would do that, but I could.

You can't use it to drink out of, what with those aforementioned slots that open up into the body of this doo-dad. But maybe it's some sort of a tiny fountain! I suppose I could pump water into it and it could come out the sides... causing a very, very slow flood in my Luxurious Apartment. Again, I don't really know why I'd want to do that... but the option is there.

Of course, it could be another Unstylish & Useless piece of decorative pottery, like our old friend the boobie-vase. But to me, it also kina looks like maybe a tiny UFO that somehow landed on the NeighborGoodies Table! Could it be evidence of very-small extra-terrestrial life? Do we think someone is getting anally probed in my building? (The answer, of course, is yes... but I'm hoping it has nothing to do with this object.)

I think it's safe to assume that whoever dropped this particular item off also had no idea what it was meant for. I'm guessing they received it as an unwanted apartment-warming gift when they moved here to the Hollywood Hills, and immediately upon discovering the NeighborGoodies Table, it was swiftly deposited there without even an ounce of guilt.

So.... do you have any ideas what this might be? Because seriously... I just... I'm at a loss.


Ludovica said...
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Ludovica said...

Oh dearest I think its a plant pot, possibly for growing strawberries in a tiny scale I think you fill it with earth and then put tiny "plug" seedlings in so they grow out the sides Ive seen larger patio versions of the same design, but presumably on the patio it doesnt matter about soil and water leakage. as this is obv. some Hollywood housewifes pottery project I think its more the making of it than the function thats important here. Strawberries wouldnt grow in something so small Im thinking, but cuttings of Christmas/Easter cactus would look nice in this or some other trailing succulent?

Lucia Pamela said...

It's for growing herbs. and tiny, tiny bananas.

Kate said...

Yep, I'm with the other two. It's some kind of planter. Kind of freaky, nonetheless.

jennis said...

It is a strawberry pot but it can also be used to grow other plants too.
Info on growing strawberries...

lots of different kinds