This is just the most interesting vintage carrier. I fell in love with it and could truly see it used in so many different ways. Joanna Gains would probably put crayons in it for children. I found some small (although it would take larger) glass tubes just to show it off. I have searched everywhere to see what it was originally intended to be but to no avail. It is just one of those quirky little things that make me happy. I hop it will make you smile too.