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June 29, 2010

Whatzit Wednesday (2)

Filed under: Thrifty Finds,Whatzit — Laura R @ 8:18 PM
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Thank you to those who visited last Wednesday and tried to help me identify my little guy.  I have an update on what it is here.

This week, can you help me identify the language/country of origin of this item?
I am linking this up with the Wednesday version of It’s a Blog Party.

Or maybe this direction?


I will show the other side when I know a bit more about it.
Any guesses?

For more Nifty Thrifty Treasures, visit Coastal Charm
and the Thrifty Treasures Party at Southern Hospitality.

I have discovered a new thrifty linky at Apron Thrift Girl.



  1. it looks Russian, but that’s all I got!

    Comment by Katie — June 29, 2010 @ 8:33 PM

  2. Russian, possibly the Czech Republic.. Good Luck!

    Comment by Candace — June 29, 2010 @ 8:55 PM

  3. Not one guess but I hope it’s worth a bundle for you!

    Comment by sheila — June 29, 2010 @ 8:59 PM

    • I appreciate that, but highly doubtful.
      It did make me smile, though.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 29, 2010 @ 9:02 PM

  4. so katie said Russian, so I googled for a Russian keyboard and typed in the green and white label.


    Then I went to a free translator and it translated, from Russian to English, “Berezka”

    googled Berezka and got “…Berezka [bɛˈrɛska] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Solina, within Lesko County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, in south-eastern Poland…”

    so maybe it’s Polish not Russian

    Then I looked for an online polish keyboard, but that didn’t work, because their alphabet appears to be more similar to ours.

    Then I found iGoogle… which has a translator and “березка” means “birch” in Russian.

    yeah, I’d so much rather do this then go water in the heat… next question? because I really don’t want to go out and water.

    Comment by cyndi — June 29, 2010 @ 9:07 PM

    • Hmm, it looks like a soft wood. Could be birch.
      I was wondering if the PoXxkom word was an old language spelling for Poland. Sorry for the photo glare.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 29, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

      • Thank you for all the searching and help.

        Comment by dogsmom — June 29, 2010 @ 9:31 PM

  5. A wooden frying pan? Really I am at a loss. (Thanks for your comment on my Pretty Pics blog about your weight. I just posted about my weight on my A Camp Host Housewife’s Meanderings blog along with a picture of the enemy fat! I’ll cheer you on your journey if you cheer me on mine!)

    Comment by Levonne — June 29, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

    • I am not brave enough yet to post a starting picture.
      Although I have been wearing shorts and sleeveless shirts in public!
      The first step is to accept yourself as you are…even if you don’t like it.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 29, 2010 @ 9:32 PM

  6. I am going to go Polish!

    Comment by Kathy — June 29, 2010 @ 10:13 PM

  7. Sorry. I have no idea.

    Comment by Lea — June 30, 2010 @ 6:57 AM

  8. Nope. Not a clue. It resembles a step stool.

    Comment by Tammy — June 30, 2010 @ 6:58 AM

  9. Sorry. No help here. Good luck. Thanks for stopping by.

    Comment by alicia — June 30, 2010 @ 8:03 AM

  10. Oh I will say the Czech before the reformation.
    My Wednesday Link for you

    Comment by Auntie E — June 30, 2010 @ 8:55 AM

  11. Seems Polish or Russian

    Comment by stevebethere @ randomness — June 30, 2010 @ 9:51 AM

  12. I am horrible at this guessing so I will just agree with the majority! LOL

    Comment by Ms. Latina — June 30, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

  13. It looks like Russian. I’ll send a link to your post along to my brother-in-law who is from Poland.

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Comment by Monica — June 30, 2010 @ 1:22 PM

    • I had a good time at your blog.
      I will be posting a shot of the other side of this object soon, and trying to figure out the significance.
      Thanks for your help.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 30, 2010 @ 1:28 PM

  14. I’m thinking Russian as well.

    Comment by Kasandria — June 30, 2010 @ 3:15 PM

  15. Hi! thanks for stopping by my blog!
    It looks Russian to me…my husband is Russian, but is not home right now, when he gets home, I will have him look at the lable and see if it’s his language, and if so, what it says!

    Comment by kelli — June 30, 2010 @ 4:07 PM

  16. p.s. mine was “blooming freckles”

    Comment by kelli — June 30, 2010 @ 4:09 PM

    • Thanks Kelli.
      The first time there is a comment from a reader it goes to moderation. From now on yours should post right away.
      I am trying to cut down spam posts but not have to use captchas.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 30, 2010 @ 4:51 PM

  17. Also, my husband is Russian, and that label looks Russian to me. When he gets home, I’ll have him look at it and see if it is indeed his language or not, and if so, what it says! What an adventure!

    Comment by kelli — June 30, 2010 @ 4:11 PM

    • I invite you back to see it when I flip it over. Maybe he can tell me if it is decorative or has some meaning.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 30, 2010 @ 4:53 PM

      • Hi! My husband said the green label is the price tag, with the name of the store, Beroska, which in English is Birch. He said it’s a store in Moscow that sells souveniers. The other label was hard for him to read, but he said it says “Ivan with a horn” or something to that effect. Probably something to do with a musical instrument, like a flute. Again, it was hard for him to see…but it will be interesting to see the flip side!

        Comment by kelli — June 30, 2010 @ 10:21 PM

        • That is so cool! Thank you so very much. And thank him.

          Comment by dogsmom — July 1, 2010 @ 7:44 AM

  18. I took a year of Russian in college. I’m pretty sure that’s a name in the middle of the black and white tag – Ivan (something). And at the bottom, it looks like it says Moscow.

    Mayzie Mom

    Comment by Mayzie — June 30, 2010 @ 5:35 PM

    • Curiouser and curiouser.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 30, 2010 @ 6:20 PM

  19. Hi there fellow Bloggerette Sorority Sister! I thought I would drop in and get to meet you and take a look at your blog. Gotta become a follower! I love thrift store finds, yard sales, flea markets etc. Come on over and visit when you can.

    Hugs XX
    Moore Whimsies

    Comment by Barbara Moore — July 1, 2010 @ 9:21 PM

  20. When I first saw this I wanted to say, “It’s a wooden fry pan from Bulgaria.” Levonne has already beat me to that. Truth is that I haven’t the fainest idea.

    Comment by Secondary Roads — July 2, 2010 @ 8:08 AM

    • It is really much smaller. Look at the size of the price tag.
      The mystery will be flipped over soon.

      Comment by dogsmom — July 2, 2010 @ 8:19 AM

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