the tools hang on a wall in my backyard. My Dad was a carpenter so I love old saws. The handles are always worn and smooth from years of use.
This looks like some sort of grubber which may have been use in someones vegie patch.
Just an ordinary kitchen knife with a lovely old wooden handle. The blade is really corroded and quite thin now.
This is my found pitch fork with a missing prong. I love how thin it has become and it reminds me of a delicate line drawing.
These tools don't even open and close anymore. Aren't the colours fabulous?
I love everyday objects and I think it adds another element when they are rusty and dented. This is a Salvital tin. You can just make out the printing under the rust. Too bad its not a Campbell"s soup can. Eat your heart out Andy Warhol!
Nuts, bolts, nails and washers. Some of the nails are hand made with lovely thin points.
This is a close up of the handmade burley holder I found in Second Valley. Copper wire was used for a handle and woven to hold the bottom on. Look at that lovely green of the copper. The lid which still opens is also copper. The weights used so it wouldn't float are still tied on tight on the inside.
The next few items are just bits and pieces I found with bolts still holding them together. Got no idea what they once belonged to or what their use was but I love the colours and textures.
I just keep all the bits in an old bicycle basket which is also starting to go rusty where the white plastic coating is cracking and exposing the wire. That hangs on the fence in my courtyard in the wind and weather getting more corroded as time goes on.