Drawing challenge: Pocket

September 11, 2015

Welcome to our drawing challenge, with this week’s theme: pocket. πŸ˜€

I’ve had this little bit of vintage metal for a while now and recently figured out what it is.
It’s a pocket warmer!
Seriously. πŸ˜€
It’s a little metal container stuffed full of combustible cotton, but this one is missing a little attachment for the top. The cotton is soaked with lighter fluid, the little attachment is lit, the cover put back on, and it warms up the hands in your pocket. Again, seriously! There are little YouTube videos on how to use vintage pocket warmers.

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But it’s still summer and warm and no need for pocket warmers, so maybe our little pocket warmer can serve as a little flower garden.

Does anyone remember a child’s craft from the 70’s called Dip-a-Flower? I used to have one and remember having great fun making flowers, well, guess what? A bit of wire and some nail polish makes brilliant flowers!
Again, seriously!
I twisted a few loops in the wire around a paintbrush handle and slathered on some bright nail polish. Really gloop it on. I don’t know if anyone has tried this, but for me, only the quick setting nail polish worked. The slower drying nail polish ran off the wire.

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And there we have it. A pocket warmer for the summertime heart. A brilliant little garden to keep in my pocket till the weather gets cold. πŸ˜€

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Now come check out what’s in the pocket of all our friends: Ariane, Nadine, Lucia, Joanne, Marian, Roberto,Β Tammie,Β EricΒ and Patrice

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11 Comments

  • Reply Ida P. Krause September 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Okay now you’ve got me wanting to try making those flowers with my granddaughter, she’d love that.

  • Reply Tammie September 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    such a lovely pocket warmer
    much more so than the modern ones that get thrown away when they cool

    such sweet little flowers
    i remember making some with my mom, but not with nail polish, i will have to ask her what we used.
    thank you for hosting!

  • Reply Ariane Reichardt {Rose} September 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    It lighten up my heart, dear Veronica, your pocket warmer! Sweet idea!
    And now I remember these technic with wire and nail polish. Thank you, even for hosting, Dear!
    Love
    Ariane, Rose

  • Reply tinyWOOLF September 11, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    hee hee…. what a literally brilliant idea…! and yes, i do vaguely remember efforts in the past to get glossy paint stick on looped wire, thank you for that gently nudge back into yesteryear. incidentally, i have heard of these pocket warmers before, inventive victorians, i’d say, or perhaps even earlier? now it’s just a short wait till you’ll light your pockets, right? cheers, v. n?

  • Reply Joanne September 12, 2015 at 3:13 am

    wow! Yes, I do remember making those metal flowers!! Great theme Veronica – and a great little vintage pocket warmer (though I would be a little frightened of setting myself on fire)

  • Reply Patrice A. September 12, 2015 at 6:13 am

    ;^))
    you often surprise me!
    first with that grand pocket warmer
    and than a tutorial

    i am late
    but did post my ‘pocket’
    can you include me, please?

    lovely weekend to you
    xxx

  • Reply eric September 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    What a nice post. Didn’t know it…And I would also be afraid of fire:) – eric

  • Reply daryledelstein September 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    truly woman you are awesome clever

  • Reply Lucia September 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I have never seen such a pocketwarmer before. Also your flowers are new to me. Thank you for both and this dc.
    Lucia

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm September 16, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Too clever! I just love those flowers, and that pocket warmer is amazing. At first glance it looked like an old cig lighter. Wonderful post V .?

  • Reply Citlalli October 1, 2015 at 8:00 am

    flower pocket warmer, really beautiful!

    as always itΒ΄s a pleasure to visit this place!

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