Saturday, February 4, 2012

Something weird about me.

I hate hate hate smoking. I hate the idea of it, the smell of it, everything about it. But I love vintage ashtrays. Why am I always finding the cutest ashtrays?! I keep telling myself maybe I could get one and use it as something else, but in the end, I'll know it's an ashtray and I can never bring myself to buy one. Tell me these owl ones aren't the cutest ever!:

I want them. I REALLY want them! And some more cuties (shop links at bottom):






I always try to convince myself that maybe I'll just put tiny pencils in the cigarette holders. lol

Photo credits:
1. ForestDaydream
2. NeedorWant
3. flippingout
4. Fairyknob
5. highwatervintage
6. RetroMagnetism
7. EasterInHarlem

P.S. Sorry January was so quiet around here- I'm back!

13 comments:

  1. The owl ones are super cute! I also hate smoking but have a few cute ashtrays around. I use them in my sewing cabinet to hold bobbins and on my dresser for jewelery. They are also great for tiny things inside drawers!

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  2. those are really cute! i hate smoking too. you could use them for spare change or hair clips or something :)

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  3. Ok, those owl trays are adorable! I know you can think of good uses for them! I like Katie's idea of using them for bobby pins or earrings. Or pile them high with skittles on your desk for a treat! ;)

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  4. I hate smoking too, but the smell of cigarette smoke brings back happy memories of being with my grandmother. So although I hate breathing in smoke, I can't help smiling when I get a faint whiff of it now and then. :)

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  5. Love them!! Not a smoker either, but they would be great for small crafting supplies like beads, buttons, clips, clamps etc.!

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  6. They are so cute! I'd be afraid to have one lying around in my house just in case a visitor felt free to light up! Oh wouldn't that be a shock!

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  7. there is a reason why everybody smoked like chimneys for decades...it was stylish! i totally relate to your dilemma!

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  8. I think some of these would make great coasters.

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  9. Hmmm... maybe you could use them to hold incense sticks? Haha, that may be as obnoxious as smoking! Just an idea. :) Or as little candle holders... I don't know!

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  10. Dearest Amy, although I find you to be neato... your thinking on smoking is terribly flawed. Please re-evaluate. Smoking is lovely! And this is a lovely quote from a lovely man: “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” -Albert Einstein

    Also those ashtrays = dopeness

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  11. I worked for a short time at a vintage store that decided the overfull space would expand into a small store front next door with their bar and smoking accessories, so I saw a lot of cute ashtrays in one space! There were a few I couldn't resist and have repurposed them. One is owl shaped and I use it as a spoon rest on my stove. Another is a hanging ashtray shaped like a beehive. I decided to hang it up the other day for a bird feeder.

    The third photo down is screaming paintbrush holder to me.

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  12. Hi there!
    Sorry this is late but we wanted to thank you for including our vintage ashtray (forth one from bottom) in your oh so lovely blog!!

    ~Fairyknob

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