Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Something For the Fireplace - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

I'm linking up with Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays today.  It's always fun to see what everyone else has found in the past week - check it out!

I hit the brakes yesterday as I was driving by our local thrift store. This beautiful coal hod or ash container was in the front window. 

Our town is small, and our thrift shop is tiny. It's the sister shop of a larger store in a nearby town. 

The managers of this little shop "pick" the warehouse of the mothership to bring a nice selection to the store.  I've found loads of great items there over the past few years.

They don't "give" the items away, but prices are fair so that dealers can purchase and turn a profit. 

The charity that owns the shop does a great job of helping those in need.  

The paint is so perfectly worn that when I first picked it up I thought that it might be a repro from Home Goods.  The holes rusted through the bottom, the dirty interior and spider webs inside convinced me otherwise.  The scoop is missing from the slot on the back.
It's a beauty.  I'm looking forward to dressing it up for the holidays.


  1. That was at a thrift shop? Wow, what a great find! I can definitely picture it full of greenery. I would say I can't wait to see what you do with it, but I'm just not ready for Christmas yet!

  2. What a great find, You go girl.

    I'm having a linky party over on my blog this week, I'd love it if you'd join in.

  3. That's one super duper find...how much did you pay for it? Thanks for sharing it at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  4. That piece is a keeper. I would have jumped at the chance as well. Thank you for sharing. I will try to stop drooling.

  5. SCORE! What a great find....I can practically hear your brakes screeching from here as you spied this treasure in the window....LOL! Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston!

  6. Score......what a great find! I can practically hear your brakes screeching as you spot this treasure in the window. Happy Fall Ya'll from Houston!

  7. I have never seen one or if I did I was unaware of it's purpose. Thanks for showing it. The patina is perfect. hugs♥olive

  8. Just FaB PaTiNa!*!*!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  9. Lucky girl with a quick eye.It will look fantastic all dressed up for the holidays.Put a pic on to show us how pretty it looks.


  10. I am loving this piece. How beautiful! I hope you show us what you do for the holidays to dress it up even more.


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