I've shelled out on some planters for my garden.
They didn't cost me a bomb either!
The story goes that my Grandfather, on my dad's side, who fought in The Great War, brought back these brass shell cases from wherever he was fighting.
My dad has stored them for years, in his garage.
I think they went to auction at some point...and then came back again as noone wanted them .
They're flippin' heavy too!!
And now, because I always want to find out more about anything I acquire, I've discovered something called 'Trench Art'.
I found this quite interesting...
Which led me to:
Trench Art was a unique art form about which I knew little...but I know a lot more now just for acquiring these. Mine, however, have not been engraved, embossed or altered in any way...yet!
But it does seem kind of weird that something of beauty could be made out of something that helped to destroy...doesn't it?