I thought I would share some of the newest projects that I have acquired over the last couple weeks.
The Milk Can
I am not sure what I want to do with it yet. I was thinking of making a wood table top for it, and put it next to chair in the living room. I would prefer that it would be something functional like that, and not just "decorational" (don't look it up, it's a word). ANY IDEAS?
Montgomery Ward Glass Washboard
Ok fellow garage-salers, you know the feeling you get when you find a sale that is just overflowing with COOL STUFF, well this garage sale was just that. This little lady has some many cool, antique housewares (one of my weaknesses) that I was like a kid in a candy shop, only worse. I managed to show some self-control, and walked away spending $10 on this Montgomery-Ward Glass Washboard and a Carlton Glass Coffee Jar. I am planning on hanging the washboard up in "laundry room," but our laundry is in one of those closets off the dining room. So - a washboard doesn't really fit in with the dinning room feel?? But anyways, I couldn't pass it up. Not sure if I will hold on to it - or sell?
Last but not least -
I do not know much about these or identifying how much they are worth. It does have a stamp on it. And it's BIG. The bad news; it has a crack down the side - as you can see in this pic. It holds water,but has a slowwww leak. Any ideas for a food-safe sealant? Decor? I don't want to use it as a planter. I was thinking of making a lid, or looking to buy an old, original one and using it for some sort of storage? I have seen them used in entry ways for keeping umbrellas and such in, but my entry doesn't have the space.