A simpler time…doesn’t that sound wonderful? I wish vintage pieces could talk so we could hear the story of where they were and who owned them.
I found this bucket in the lakeside town of Marblehead, OH. I also found some wonderful vintage linens which I showed you a few days ago. They are going to Etsy designs (I did use one for these photos) but this bucket is all mine.
It’s sort of the shape of a dish pan but it has a handle so I don’t think that’s what it is. I’m calling it a bucket.
It has crazing and chips. The handle is worn and weathered.
I love it…and you won’t believe what I paid for it.
12 bucks. It came with complimentary dirt and a few spider webs but it cleaned up just fine. I think it’s perfect. I have been collecting pieces of enamelware for a while and the white pieces with blue trim are my favorite. The big pitcher in the image below is vintage enamelware at it’s best. A little rusty and a little chipped. Just the way I like it!
Sometimes I like to group my collections so that they make a bigger statement than if they were individually spread all around. I lined up some enamelware on the window ledge in my kitchen. As much as I like seeing it from inside, it’s especially nice to see it from my back yard.
Update: Summer 2013
Here’s how my bucket looks now. I planted some Lobelia in it for summer but plan to fill it with bittersweet as soon as fall arrives…which won’t be long at all.
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