Of course you offered some very entertaining answers:
Chrissie B: It's a bear. But what is it doing in the wood?
Brock Man: Jim Henson's portrayal of a mother's face once she realizes what is written in that new book, The Casual Vacancy, that she just bought her 9 year old.
Patrick d'Orio: It's the surprised face of a frog just before the piano lid was closed upon him with a bang, not a whimper.
Sam B: -The artist is approximately 5.
Adele: It's a panicked button.
W. Scott Bowlin: This is a portrait of my cousin Ray, who, as a small child, dressed up as a doorbell button for Halloween. He always had crazy eyes, but the cherry wood frame you've placed him in makes it a little worse looking than it is. By the way, where did you find this? I've been looking everywhere for it. Ray is getting married next month and I wanted to give it to him as a wedding gift.
Sheila J G: I don't know what it is, but I don't like the way it's looking at my maple nut goodies.
The closest commenter:
J Larkin: I see this and I think of a warning buzzer...I see the state of the counter (or what have you) it's attached to, and I think 'speakeasy.' So, I'm guessing it's a "Button your mugs, boys, the fuzz just rolled in!" buzzer. :)
This is a button on the wall of a booth of Old Town Bar known to the Fabulosity as Home Sweet Home. I had lunch there with two friends (neither of whom are 5, sorry Sam!) recently. One friend just casually pulled out a baggie of gooogly eyes. Now, if you think I didn't fall on the floor laughing when I discovered someone I know actually travels with a bag of googly eyes...well, you have another think coming.
Before I could suggest we stick these on our eyeglasses, my friend Julie had them pasted over the call button here.
Now, the question is ..how long before Sean Ferrell and Jeff Somers notice?
And J Larkin if you'll send me your mailing address and the kind of book you like to read we'll set you up with a prize. Sadly, no googly eyes are included!