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Posted 5 months ago

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AmberRose
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I bought these to study. I have NO idea what they are. I thought they looked like mini tulip chairs. Too small for Barbie. Too old for Polly Pockets. Egg holders? Only clue is that they say Hong Kong on the bottom.

Thought I would throw it out to the team, just for fun.

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  1. aghcollect aghcollect, 5 months ago
    Plastic? Ceramic?
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Sorry, should have said...plastic.
  3. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    I don't know why, but the first thing that came to mind was a female urine specimen thingy.
  4. aghcollect aghcollect, 5 months ago
    Yuck! - How about pedestal soapdish?
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
    Eye wash?
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 months ago
    Size? I stick to the toy furniture option... take a look at this Spanish toys!
    http://www.todocoleccion.net/familia-hogarin-lotazo-familia-hogarin~x27542112
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    2 1/2 inches tall, 1 1/2 wide
    Plastic doesn't seem sanitary enough for anything medical...even if it is 50 years old.
  8. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    Soft-boiled egg holder?
  9. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 months ago
    Eye cups?
  10. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 months ago
    http://sell.bizrice.com/selling-leads/1349447/emergency-eye-wash-cup.html
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Yuck!!!! I am now leaning toward eye bath. Gross! I have touched them and everything! Eeeeewwwww!
  12. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    I agree with JayHow. An eye wash would hold more liquid.
  13. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Okay, I can see that (haha).
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I would probably rest my chin on it until I figured out the purpose !~
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    Need a picture with an egg on it, maybe E. Saarinen had a day with this one !~
  16. Manikin Manikin, 5 months ago
    No on eye wash ,but I like Phil's idea a chin rest :-)
  17. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 months ago
    ya phil I think your on to something ..I think they fill it full of neat hair removel.. and women rest there chins in there to remove there beards ...lol
  18. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
    You realize we have to figure out what this is hell or highwater.
  19. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 months ago
    take a picture to an old drug store, the fella that runs it will know ....
  20. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Hahaha! I'm glad I'm not the only one stumped!
  21. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    now they are cocktail glasses!
  22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    lol!!!!
  23. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Seriously Eye, what are you talking about? They were part of a metric ton of Vintage Christmas I got at an estate sale. In fact went back...twice! Really don't know what they are...we back to the eye thing!
  24. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    They were a dime, thought they were interesting enough and well worth the conversation
  25. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Plus I bought two big boxes of vintage Christmas, most of which I plan on deconstructing and trying to craft some projects with the kiddos. Slightly scared because I stink at crafts and don't want to mess up the vintage.
  26. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    Amber I like these , im glad you went back to get them as well!
  27. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    and they are beautiful and interesting!
  28. Manikin Manikin, 5 months ago
    I think little tiny bird baths shaped like old fashioned bathtubs on a pedestal :-) I doubt anything medical :-) Amber you just want us all to go crazy LOL . Did you say they were in Christmas stuff in a box ?
  29. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    Are they flexible at all, or are they hard plastic?
  30. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    No, they were in a random box at a huge estate sale. The woman had three floors stuffed with cool stuff. She sewed, and had a real talent for clever crafts. Plus she raised bees! It was great. I wanted to go back a third time
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    People need to stop the posting that is going on non-stop and figure this one out first !!~
  32. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    So an egg would have to lie on its side. Too small for Barbie. Not enough "cup" for an eye bath...
  33. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    Does it hold more than a tablespoon or two of liquid? Maybe a medicine cup thing for taking liquid medicine?
  34. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    FOR THE EAR!
  35. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    I would say 2 tablespoons. Wouldn't an ear dispenser need a narrow pour?
  36. jonima jonima, 5 months ago
    Eye, I was thinking a spoon rest as well until AmberRose said the size of it. Seems too small after that.
  37. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    I do understand the physical aspects but can't figure out would balance on it.
  38. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Too small and too tall for a spoon
  39. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 months ago
    Amber :) scotty says they hard boiled egg holders, he has seen these same ones in movies!
  40. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 months ago
    Challenge accepted! Will boil me some eggs today!
  41. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 months ago
    Weebles cha9r
  42. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
    Very groovy! Okay Amber, Sean and Scotty - what movie? I'm a big movie nut maybe I can figure it out from that. What does weeble cha9r meen??
  43. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 months ago
    Weebles = 1970s Roly-Poly (egg-shaped) toy by Hasbro
    sorry for type: cha9r = chair
  44. Hunter Hunter, 5 months ago
    sorry, I'm late to this conversation BUT vintage christmas + weird plastic pedestals = fancy ornament display stands? For some sort of beautiful blown glass decoration?
  45. Hunter Hunter, 5 months ago
    Or maybe one of those decorative ostrich eggs that's been hollowed out and has a little diorama inside??
  46. Zowie Zowie, 5 months ago
    I thought a chair might be for small people like me. They look comfortable
  47. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 4 months ago
    Now I seen an victorian/early 20th cent. eye washer on roadshow the other day so I am now changing my tune to an eye washer.
  48. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 4 months ago
    These would be great if you have a false eye, or glass one, you really might need one of these, bon appetit !~
  49. Zowie Zowie, 4 months ago
    It would fit snug around the eye if that size, better then the other style. Have a safe & happy Christmas & New Year to all of my CW friends also I'm really happy I meet so to speak you all.
  50. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    BINGO!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/165773135/70s-pop-design-salt-and-pepper-shaker?ref=market
  51. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 month ago
    Finally... The mystery is solved...
  52. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    Tripped over the answer while looking for something else! Now I want to go back in time and see if the S&P bals were opinion that junk box!
  53. icollectglass icollectglass, 1 month ago
    Lol .. Panton style
  54. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    Gotta figure out where I put those bases...they frustrated me so I tossed them in a random box "in the garage". There are about 50 boxes out there...
  55. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    Well the anti-hoarder season doesn't start until May and I havebeen told quite clearly that my need to de-hoard is a requirement. All good it's fun plus I jumped to my West German boyfriends as my favorite to collect so I have a lot of Scandinavian glass going out. Apparently I really love to focus on something then something else catches my eye...
  56. icollectglass icollectglass, 1 month ago
    That's called A.D.D.
  57. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    LOL!!!!!!
  58. icollectglass icollectglass, 1 month ago
    Sean ... Did i say that ? Lol
  59. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 month ago
    Yes !!! LOL ~!!!!!
  60. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 month ago
    Just keeping it fresh boys :))
  61. icollectglass icollectglass, 1 month ago
    That's called denial.

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