Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My new amazing treasure…..


The other day while at

an antique shop I spotted it!

The most wonderful galvanized container…..ever!

 I knew the minute I saw it

exactly what I would use it for.

Mr. Handyman on

the other hand was a little skeptical.

 I was able to persuade him

that it was just what we needed  to hold my

ever growing cane collection.


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umbrealla holder 003


It has wonderful ring handles

on the sides…….


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I’m not sure what the original

intended use was

but it serves my purpose well.


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Bliss said...

Apparently I have a cane collection too. I didn't mean to start one, didn't really want one, and can't say it's my favorite collection, more like I tolerate it. People just kept giving me canes and I'd see them for a song at garage sales, and well at least the umbrella stand has something in it. I'm gonna look around for an interesting old bin, at least then I'd like the bin.


Pamela said...

That is a fabulous find Des!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That is pretty Des!! You have quite the collection of antique canes, love it!

Tina said...

Wonderful find and your cane collection looks great in it.

Have a great day

sue in mexico mo said...

I love anything galvanized! That is a great piece. I have been in the antiques business for over 20 years and I have never seen this and have no idea what it is. I hope someone will identify it.

Gail said...

What a great find Des and it looks great holding your collection of canes! Hope you are enjoying your day, Gail

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Des: Right choice!! It is just looking perfect holding your cane collection..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Kelly said...

I really love it! You really do have a large cane collection. I think it's the perfect holder for them. I've been eyeing a galvanized tub for a while to hold firewood on my fireplace hearth. It's one of those things that I keep thinking about even though I don't really need it right now. Ha! Ya just gotta grab stuff when you find them though.

The enchanted home said...

Beautiful, whimsical and it!

A Few Pennies said...

I just found your blog thru another favorite blog---love, love your style and how you think! I'm off to see more.

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niartist said...

I LOVE that Des! Such a good find, and PERFECT juxtaposition of that galvanized pale and the warm wood of your cane collection.

Blondie's Journal said...

We gals just KNOW when something is right. They don't. I love it!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's perfect for holding your cane collection, Des! It also happens to look great in that corner, too!

Inspired by you said...

Looks great with your canes. Good eye!

chateau chic said...

Your galvanized container is fabulous!! Perfect for your old canes. I just love it.
Mary Alice

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Des,
What an incrediblely perfect find!
I love the fresh, eclectic mix the galvanized container adds to the room, and the canes are amazing! How many do you have and what's the criteria that makes you choose one over another?
Love to have you link, too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great find!! And you found such an awesome use for it! It's perfect!

From G2B said...

It looks like it was made for your home, to sit in that exact pot and hold those beautiful canes! Great find!
xo Becca

Ann said...

Looks lovely to me
and a little vintage is always a welcome addition to a beautiful home.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

That looks absolutely PERFECT in that corner - and the collection it is holding - totally made for it.


Pam Kessler said...

That is fabulous! I would have grabbed that one up also. Not that I have a cane collection or anything, but the shape is wonderful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Look at the shape on that fabulous treasure. I love it and would have bought it in an instant and figured out what to do with it later. Already following on GFC and just followed thru Linky too:-)
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Perfect!! You have such awesome style and a great eye for treasures. I love reading your blog!!

Anne said...

You are finding some cool stuff.Love those canes in it too!


What a pretty collection-and of course, I love the container!


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Des,

That was a lucky score to find the container. You have a great collection of canes.


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What a beauty!
How lucky are you to find that for your awesome cane collection, Deserae!

I love your deep windowsill.... how I would love to have those.