Scooter

laurastheme(8)October 8, 2009

This is my hand made wooden scooter that I had when I was a little kid. When my parents sold their farm in 1978 my brother found this in their barn. He took it and kept it in his basement until about 10 years ago. I didn't even know he had it until he gave it to me on one of my visits. He took it apart and we put it into a big box so I could take it home on the plane. It was really dirty. Even though some people told me I should paint it because of decreasing the value I really wanted to spruce it up a little so I paint washed it with red. It has a new home on our front porch.

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laurastheme(8)

Whoops! What happened to the photo. I'll try again.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 10:14PM
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sunnyca_gw

It looks like even the wheels are wood ! Nice porch addition!! Jan

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 10:55PM
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kacram

How sweet! How special that someone made that for you! looks great on the deck!

I looked at all your other pictures too! Good work!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 12:32AM
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spedigrees z4VT

That hand made wooden scooter is a treasure! I've never seen one like it, and I imagine it's one of a kind. I think the red paint becomes it.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 12:38AM
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ttennis(9)

That's awesome that you still have that..I love all your latest projects..You've been busy girl!!
Tiffani :)

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 1:04AM
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jeannespines

Double precious! One, that it's so darn cute; and two, that every time you look at it, it will bring back good memories! Great save! I love the washed red paint ... and also seeing all the other projects you've been working on! Busy woman! Good for you! And TFS pics! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 1:08AM
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katishooked(6)

The red wash was a good idea. It also would look nice hanging on a wall with maybe a small vine on the foot area.

Kat

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 6:49AM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

Awesome!!!!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 9:58AM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Isn't it great to have treasures from your childhood and family? They're the best junk ever. My house and storage is running over and sometimes I still miss things that I've gotten rid of in the past. Good for your brother.
Syble

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 10:01AM
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goldenpond((Vero.Beach FL 9b))

Oh it is lovely.You better chain to your porch post!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 12:29PM
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luckygal(3b)

That was nice of your brother to save it for you and it makes a nice porch deco. I'm sure it brings back some good memories for you.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 1:22PM
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daisydal(7)

Well, butter my bottom and call me a biscuit, that is just 2 cute!! I think Jeanne said it all for me,(course, I never learned to keep my mouth shut, so I gotta add my 2 cents!)That is such a piece of eye candy for your front porch, are u gonna add some flowers or maybe a pumpkin or two? It is cute all by itself. Great save, Bro! Glad it was still in wonderful condition for you. Bringin' junk home on the plane, girl, you are a real GJ Queen!! Proud of ya!
blessings-sherri

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 11:29PM
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susiewantsroses(7b)

Precious Memories turned into Art.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 2:26PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a cute reminder of childhood memories! Love the red color too.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 4:23PM
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Purplemoon

Your brother was so wonderful to think to save that for you!
All the memories are right there on your porch now to see daily. I bet that little scooter is STILL taking you on some fun trips! The paint job is perfect for it.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   October 10, 2009 at 7:28PM
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Marlene Kindred

What a great thing to find from your childhood! It is just the cutest little scooter too!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2009 at 8:10PM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

Have to love a brother that would save something so priceless!!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2011 at 6:30AM
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