What the Heck Is It! #20

What the Heck is it? is b-a-a-a-ck.

I heard through the blogvine that some of you have been missing WTH, so when I found today’s item I thought what the heck. Let’s do it!

Finding weird and wonderful stuff that I know nothing about is so much fun, and I love learning from you guys!

I’m so excited to show you what I found for the big comeback. I think it’s pretty cool, but I really want to know what you think.

So without further ado… here it is.

 

close up of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

It’s the whole world on a small globe… and it only cost me $2.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it at my local thrift store, and bringing it home was a complete no brainer.

 

close up of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

It’s all made of wood and it definitely looks hand made.

 

close up of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

The wonky shape of the globe just adds to its handmade charm, and I love all the handwriting…

 

close up of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

and the crudely (and I mean that in the best way possible) painted colours.

I see Canada up there!

 

small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

The wood has lovely markings and the whole thing stands about 12″ tall.

 

top of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

The globe spins on one long thin piece of metal that goes from the top…

 

bottom of small handmade wooden globe on a pedestal

all the way to the middle of the bottom.Ā I have no idea what those other holes are for.

There’s a hand written number 30 on the bottom of the pedestal and the bottom of the globe. What does that mean? How many were made? A design #?

So many questions that this inquiring mind wants to know the answers to. Like, where was it made? When was it made? Who made it?

Ok, now I’m getting into too many questions territory, but I have one last one for you. lol.

What the heck is it?

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

Ā P.S. If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy these past What The Hecks Is It? posts.
I sometimes share my projects and posts at these fabulous parties.

 

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28 Comments

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Folk Art Haitian Colorful Wooden Globe

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks so much Colleen! I can’t believe you found that. It’s amazing how similar they are. Now I know what part of the world it comes from. So cool!

  2. Karen Parker says:

    I have no idea of the who -what- when -or where of the lovely piece, but Iā€™m soooo glad this feature is back!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Karen! I’m so glad you’re glad. šŸ™‚

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Florence ! I can’t resist buying something that I’ve never seen before, especially when it’s crazy cheap.

  3. Mother Deer says:

    Cool globe! I’m glad to see this feature return šŸ™‚

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Mother Deer! I do enjoy this feature too, so I’m hoping to find more cool mystery items.

  4. Glad to see that Colleen is on the ball! She nailed it! LOL…I too am glad that this feature is back

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Lori! I’m happy to hear you enjoy WTH. It is fun to find those mystery treasures.

  5. Love it. So glad someone found one like it so you have a idea where it might have come from. I also bought a globe this week at a thrift store. Love trying to figure out some of the treasures you find.

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Gloria! What a coincidence that you found a globe too. How fun!

  6. Well, here I am, a day late and a dollar short (as my mother used to say)! But still, have to say, I love this piece! Would love to know what all the markings mean on the oceans….if they even have a meaning! And I, along with many others, am SO glad WTH is back!! Dona

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Dona! I have no idea about the ocean markings, but it would be fun to know if they mean anything. It is quite an interesting piece, and I’ll be keeping it for quite awhile I think.

  7. Patricia B says:

    Hey Tuula,

    I’m so happy “What the Heck Is It” is back. I’ve missed your mysterious finds!! I was gonna say it reminded me of a child’s school project. ColleenB.~ Tx. was able to solve this so quickly, good to know what the globe really is…..

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Patricia! There will be more mysteries to come. šŸ™‚

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Wow, that’s pretty similar. I’ll be hanging onto mine though, at least for a while.

  8. Wow, that was a quick answer for you! It is an interesting collectible.

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks AnnMarie! I really love it, and now that I know a little bit about it I love it even more.

  9. I’m so happy WTH is back! I really missed it, it’s so fun!

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks very much Jessie! I’m so glad you enjoy it!

  10. Yay! I too missed WTH ā™„ So cool to find not 1 but 2 answers so quickly. Fun, fun, fun!
    *hugs*
    deb

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Deb! I’m so glad you enjoy it. It’s fun for me too. šŸ™‚

  11. Very cool! Could it be a sailors keepsake of his travels? The writing and spelling differs on each one of them. Glad to see WTH back in your posts šŸ˜‰

    1. Tuula McPhee says:

      Thanks Mickie! I never thought of that. That’s kinda fun to think about. šŸ™‚

  12. Kaitlin Smith says:

    I have one, made in Haiti