Photo Hunt: Dusty

When I found this earlier today, one side was dusty and the other muddy. It had roots growing out of the handle and appears to have been the victim of multiple gunshots. There is one entrance wound (with a corresponding dent on the reverse side) and two exit wounds on one side, and one entry wound on the reverse (along with the aforementioned dent). Any experts in teapot forensics?

It was on the side of a dirt road my mother and I often drive along. I hadn’t seen it before. Whether it resurfaced after some loggers went rooting about in the brush or was recently discarded I can’t say. Unfortunately, the photo isn’t the best as I took it up in my office/bedroom and the lighting is terrible.

It will end up as a flower pot in my garden, I think.


  1. Annie said,

    April 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    What a great mystery! Teapot forensics, LOL. Great take on the theme.

  2. jmb said,

    April 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    A serendipitous find for this week’s theme. And a tall tale to go along with it.

    Happy weekend.

  3. April 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Intriguing. I was expecting a gruesome murder to be unveiled. 😀

  4. Sandra said,

    April 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    What a great find, perfect for this weeks theme, and now it will have a new home too! Oh if only old finds like this could talk!!! Happy weekend, thanks for stopping by.

  5. Sue St Clair said,

    April 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Interesting mystery! At least now it will have a home in your garden 🙂

  6. gengen said,

    April 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Good choice for the theme. happy weekend.

  7. April 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Great take o the theme!

  8. azahar said,

    April 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    If only teapots could talk…

  9. YTSL said,

    April 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    It looks like a hardy item. So yeah, I too wonder what caused its “wound”! ;O

    • mudhooks said,

      April 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Definitely gunshots. I just added a photo of the two exit wounds. I see that there is a through-and-through at the base of the handle. Either there were several shooters or someone deliberately shot it execution-style when it was down.

  10. magiceye said,

    April 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    historic artifact! 🙂

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