This is a big old flour container that came from an old cabin in Mississippi. The lady I bought it from was elderly and she told me this came from her grandmother's cabin that had been untouched since she died in the 70's. I put a little varnish on it so it wasn't so rough.
I love this little blue bucket. The iron looks hand-forged.
There are still so many things to do before Leola's Fall Open House but I'm getting closer. I love taking something that looks so shoddy and turn it into a piece that I'm proud of and can hopefully sell to someone who appreciates it. This weekend is a clean-the-house weekend. Wednesday night all the ladies from Leola's are coming for dinner for 3 birthdays -- Kenda's, Jean's and mine. And don't worry, I don't have to fix anything. Everyone is bringing a dish.
By the way, today is Kenda's birthday. Kenda works in the shop on Saturday's -- she's the one who always has a smile on her face. We're lucky to have Kenda with us not only because she's excellent with the customers but she also has her own space that does incredibly well. Besides that, she's just a really good friend. Happy Birthday, Kenda.