Hey friends! I left you at the Christie Antique Show and told you all about how I overcame my fear of antiques. In fact, I walked away with a little purchase of my own.
I should probably add that I can be terribly frugal and have a hard time making decisions when it comes to spending money. I guess that is partly why I ended up spending only $10. After I scoped out most of the market I came across a whole pile of old sap buckets. I was delighted and like a kid in a candy store!! I got right up close and personal as I inspected the lot in order to select a pair that would be coming home with me. At 5 bucks a pop these were a bargain!
And I had to work for it too! These suckers were stuck together pretty tightly. But not to worry, the kind man selling the buckets hit the bottom with a hammer a few times and they just slipped apart!
After I handed the man my $10 I walked away proud as a peacock with my new (old) purchase!
But what on earth do you do with the sap buckets, you ask? Well, the possibilities are totally and completely endless. I already have some plans in mind for incorporating them into my Christmas decorating.
But for now they are housing some happy pink glads!
I realized recently that I mostly show zoomed in pictures of objects in my house, so today I will show you a bigger view of the main floor of our house… for perspective’s sake The front door is right behind me as I take this picture.
Since this was my first time using these buckets as vases I wasn’t sure if they would leak any water. So just to be safe I put a pair of smaller vases inside, filled them with water, and placed the flowers in them. Our teak table gets terrible water stains so hopefully this will protect it!
Although most of the stuff in our house is on the newer side of things, I love that the sap buckets add a story to our home.
It is pretty cool to think that these sap buckets used to hang on maple trees, collecting sap. And that the sap turned into sweet maple syrop, which ended up on somebody’s pancakes!
What can I say? I’m just a total sap for pretty things (Ok, ok, bad pun, I know…)