11"W - 21"H - 7"D
This ( 11"W - 21"H - 7"D ) rock is built on a burnt oak board for a backdrop that had a knothole in it.
The tongs I picked up at a rummage for $2.00 and found they work well for picking up rocks, as you don't need to bend
down so far to pick them up. It is also less of a mess, when the rocks are in mud. Now they are retired
from picking rocks to become an ornament in the rock room. A few mushrooms were added to the board for decor
and a couple of "Lucky Rocks" stand guard so that the tongs don't fall into the hands of some antique collector
looking to profit from them.
The signs read:
These tongs were once used for block ice and
called ice tongs, but the refrigerator replaced
the ice box and it's need for block ice, causing
loggers to use them as, log "come - a - longs".
Machines replaced loggers moving the logs, so
now the tongs are Ornaments or Rock Pickers.