Featured Small pitcher with added surprise

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by stracci, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I bought this small 6" pitcher from a thrift store yesterday.
    After I got it home, I noticed a mysterious dark lump inside.
    Upon closer inspection with a flashlight, it turns out to be a petrified mouse. Yikes!
    He won't fit through the neck, so I can't get him out. :eek:

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020
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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    lol : re-donate
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  3. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Oh dear, eeek!
    This is a first here I think. Good luck I have no advice.
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  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Pour some liquid in to soften her up, put a bit of lube around the neck, and then...:eek: JOKING!
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  5. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I thought of this!
    Not sure I like the pitcher that much!
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  6. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    I found a small black widow living in a larger vase not long ago,
    from Goodwill.
    Two years ago we got a moth infestation from a Navajo rug.
    No more rugs!!!
    You never know what gross thing you might bring home.
    We junk collectors live on the edge!
  7. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Dehydrate a :cat:, put it in and wait;)
    Or... Crush the fossilized mouse to powder and wash thoroughly before ending the process with VODKA:p
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  8. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Call the undertaker. That is all I got.
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  9. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Lapidary saw
    Ceramic glue
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  10. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Sell on eBay as 'haunted jug', possibly holding the remains of celebrity mouse 'Jerry', his apparition said to have been seen by some...


  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It is a nice pitcher, stracci.

    If it is petrified mouse like this:


    just tell it it is all right, you are a gentle person and it won't have to be scared anymore. Then try to coax it out with some cheese.

    If it is more like the one below, sell it to a Museum of Antiquities.;)

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  12. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Find a cork and resell!
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  13. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    I bought one of those huge 19th century sugar bowls in coin silver at an estate sale. Lid was stuck. When I got it home and managed to get the lid off I found it was filled with ashes. Took me a few minutes to realize it was being used as a cremation urn! I hoped it was for a pet, but was never sure that it wasn't for grandma. After driving around with it in my car for a while, I finally took it to a cemetery so I could scatter the ashes without feeling too guilty.

    Before you donate this pitcher, can I ask whether there is any writing on the bottom and if so to take a pic of it? I have a similar pitcher that I've been hanging onto solely because there is writing on the bottom that I can't read. I can really only see that there are two words, and one of them starts or ends with an 'X'. Which leaves me clueless. I guess I'll start a new thread instead of cluttering up this one if I can get pics that show anything.
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  14. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    Oh, that is gross. Here's one for you. My Mom bought an adorable sugar bowl which she couldn't get the lid off. I took the sugar bowl and put it very warm soapy water. I saw the lid had come lose so I put my hands in the water to wash the bowl and came up with false teeth. Scared the heck out of me.
  15. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    This thread is a hoot!! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
  16. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    I vote for anything that doesn't include "hydrating" it back up! AGGGH! Grodie! I guess if it were me - I'd attempt to break it up into some big chunks and dump it out. THEN disinfect the pitcher!
  17. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    When I was kid about 6 years old.I was digging in my gramps closet. There was a shopping bag hanging in the back, As I tried to move it it ripped a tear. Out fell over 30 dentures cascading down on top of my head. It seems that my gramp dug graves at a local church many years before.
    When he found bodies that were not marked with a stone. he would gather up the bones and what ever was left and buried them at the edge of the grave yard. I never asked why he saved the teeth. I still get the chills once in a while when I relive that accident.
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  18. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

  19. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not. People buy dentures on ebay.
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  20. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Suckers :hilarious:
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