Rockin Robin from http://robinbirdsnest.blogspot.com/ guessed correctly for the Guess that Item contest. She commented. "A paper roller?? Whatever it is, it awesome! What a great find!" Give me a couple of days to put together a fun treasure for her and I'll be sure to share it with all of you later! Congratulations Rockin Robin!!!!! For the rest of you that took a guess - thanks for playing along!
When I bought my "newspaper log roller" for $2 just a few streets over, the woman told me that was precisely what it was. Go here to see how they're are actually used and notice that they run about $50 these days.
Since I first shared my newspaper log roller, I have learned a few additional things about it. My initial dream for it was to use it as a paper towel holder - I was dead set that it had to be that! I took my half roll of paper towels from the kitchen and slid them on and perfecto - BEAUTY! Then I ran out of towels and tried to replace the roll and "oh dear" that were too fat to roll (the paper towels that is!). I was devastated. I decided to suck it up and go to plan B - ribbon holder. Looks cute and keeps the ribbons accessible. But I use a lot of ribbon and every time a roll runs out I have to take them ALL off and remove and replace the empty roll. Oh my - what a pain in the butt! So now I need to ask you for some new suggestions/uses for my paper roller. Got any?