It’s been a few weeks now since Ainslie, her dad and I braved the July heat one early morning for an auction outside of Charleston. Since then, I’ve been
harassing customers to guess getting customers to guess what they think our purchase is. Ainslie rolls her eyes, but you want to guess, too, don’t you?
I give a demo about how easily it rolls before telling them what it is. It was pretty fun to see one person’s face this past craft night. She was bent over her project at the cart when the group started talking about it. Hee hee!
OK. I’ll tell you.
At first, we thought it was just one of those industrial carts that are so popular nowadays, but Ainslie’s dad, Fred, knew right away what it was.
A coffin stand.
At second glance, it made sense — the ornate metalwork wouldn’t be on a cart used in a factory.
But the REALLY cool thing about this stand is its history. We learned the former owner got it from a funeral home and built the wooden top for use in his workshop, something we’re all about here at Vintage Karma: using items from the past for a new purpose.
Feel free to stop by and give the coffin cart a test roll. As much as we love it, it’s for sale and would make a perfect coffin coffee table.