Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vintage French Whatchamacallit?


What is this French glass thing?

Can you guess?

I'll give you a few clues.................

It's used to entice something you don't want bugging you.

It's usually used outside.

You add sugar water to the inside and a cork stopper to the top.

Have you guessed?

It's a vintage French wasp/bee catcher!

You add sugar water to the inside trough, add a cork stopper to the top, and the wasp flies in the bottom and becomes trapped. You can hang a wire around the top and hang the wasp catcher from a branch.

I love this "bottle" and have used it as a flower vase.  I've also seen one used as a candle holder. I've never had the heart to use it as a wasp catcher......

Au revoir, Mitty

1 comment:

  1. Love that! It looks perfect in your beautiful basket of garden tools!!