Alison at The Polohouse threw out quite the challenge for her monthly party, Favorites on the First, for February. We were to blog about our favorite container. As I looked around our house, I was overwhelmed with containers. Guess we have been accumulating more than our share of containers over the last 55 years - all vintage or antique. There are scads of baskets and totes. Then there are the tool boxes, tackle boxes, tin document boxes, wooden graduation boxes, metal candy boxes, writing boxes; even two ballot boxes. There are huge old trunks, children's suitcases, and blanket chests; plus a vintage Coca Cola cooler, a chicken coop, and an egg carrier. Then I saw all of the old drawers and small drawer units that I use for display and storage. PLUS, there are the soup tureens, pitchers, bowls, crocks, and apothecary jars. How can I choose my favorite container? In the end, I decided to go simple and show you my five wooden buckets.
Here they are marching down our dining room table -- not containing anything at the moment!
They are workhorses, however. At Christmas, they contained an amaryllis, a poinsettia, and a wonky, Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
They have been known to hold fabric scraps, utensils, fruit, or our loose change.
The little red one below usually holds my clothespins; and the lidded one on the left held my mother's clothespins.
I had to throw in the following picture that was taken 42 years ago of our son when he was three. He was helping his 'Grammy' (my mother) with the laundry - his job was hanging up the cleaning rags to dry. See the bucket with the clothespins!
I love the patina on every single one!
In addition to The Polohouse I'll be displaying my bucket brigade at the following parties. Please check these blogs out and thank them for hosting.
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Have a Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
Vintage On a Dime for Welcome Home Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays