Monday, June 8, 2009

Thrifty Treasure


I'm participating in Today's Thrifty Treasures over @ Southern Hospitality.

I found the cutest silver bucket thingy (for wine ? I think) at an area neighborhood sale this Saturday! It was toward the end of the yard sale, and this was actually still there!! Lucky-duck me!


I just love it! I think there are so many uses for it!

Like holding kitchen utensils....



...or a pretty arrangement of shells & coral....



There are lots of other ideas I've thought of, but I want to know.....

What Would YOU Use It For?!!

25 comments:

Emily said...

I bought one almost exactly like that. I have used it for flowers as a vase and a utensil holder. I painted mine black at Christmas and wrapped it in ribbon and filled it with ornaments. I love things like that that you can move and change around throughout the year.

Teacher said...

Oh mercy! I am not really a fan of shells, but that looks fabulous!

Stopped by via Linky at Southern Hospitality....good find.

A Touch of Country said...

I put a glass in mine and then fill it with flowers from the garden. If flowers aren't blooming, I use hosta leaves, and evergreens.

Love the seashells in it! Gorgeous!

Stacey said...

Hydrangea blossoms! Oh how pretty.

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The Tattered Cottage said...

I LOVE how you have showed different ways to use it. I love the shells and think using it to hold utensils would add chic to any kitchen
Toni

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love the shells... What would I do??? It would be beautiful used as a vase with a beautiful bouquet in it. I love it!!! I so would have snatched it up.

Christy said...

I picked up the EXACT same urn (that's what I was calling it) at GW a couple of weeks ago. I did what a previous poster suggested and tucked a drinking glass inside and filled it with flowers I purchased at Costco. To hide the glass I snipped a few fronds from one of my ferns and tucked them in around the sides. It turned out beautifully!

Christy said...

I was just going to suggest another use for the "urn" that just came to my mind. There was a post somewhere in blogland a few days ago about covering an old child's ball with moss with your handy dandy glue gun and placing it in the top of the urn for a topiary type look. I think our silver urn would look fabulous filled with a mossy orb!

Shanda said...

It was still there because you have a gift of being able to see all of those uses!! Thank you for helping us to catch a glimpse as well!

Beautiful.

Terri and Bob said...

You could roll up towels and place them in your guest bathroom.

Shannon said...

Great find! I love how you have used it for the coral!

Stephanie said...

Love the coral & shells, but I would definitely use it for my favorite flower - hydrangeas!

My name is Cheryl said...

I am not sure how deep it is, but I would get one of those glass hurricanes or a glass cylinder and fill with sand and add a few seashells and a white candle in it

Nichole said...

Fabulous find! I love the look of the kitchen utensils in it.

PAT said...

I love how you used the shells, etc. I think one huge hydrangea blossom would be beautiful or a tight bundle of roses or carnations.

Megan said...

I like the utensil holder!!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for the visit. :) I love that urn! I like the way you put the utensils in it, but I LOVE the shells. :)

The Graves' House said...

i love adding the shells and coral! what a great idea.

Jen r. said...

I love that! What great finds! jen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, what a great piece that is!!! I love it too, those 2 ideas are great. You could do a floral arrangement in there too with sticks or feathers.

Miss G said...

I love how it looks with the shells/coral coming out of it! I might pile a bunch of ribbon in it because I like to do stuff like that sometimes. :) Kelly

Jen said...

Super find! And great ideas! You could have it etched to say "The Blessed Nest" and display it like a trophy!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I have one too! I like the shells in it!

Manuela

Anna See said...

I have a similar champagne bucket. This is what I did with mine:

http://aninchofgray.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-04-13T08%3A18%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7

I put a cool moss ball on top.