Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Galvanized Love









Found this old galvanized
olive picking basket
from one of my favorite antique
dealers last month.














Have you ever seen anything like it?


Not sure if it is from our country
or could it be an import?
Let me know if you know something about it!

Thought it might be fun 
by the door with some
logs and lights and pine branches 
for the season.









Love the patina and the rust.
Don't you?




I should have bought more of these!







31 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great bucket. I havn't ever seen one before. Love the basketweave pattern and the patina is wonderful. It is perfect with the logs, pinecones and lights. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think they are European and I have been seeing them like crazy here in just the past few months. I am thinking of getting one, too.

mo said...

You have an eye for beauty.

I adore the contents and the lights.

Perfect pictures.

*hugs*

mo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great idea Alison!!

My Beautiful World said...

Just beautiful. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Pamela Gordon said...

I've never seen an olive bucket but it looks beautiful the way you have used it. Merry Christmas!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great idea and so festive! Where did you find the logs? I love them!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oooh la la! I love it! Great patina and I love the way you filled it too. Very pretty!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Robin!
The birch logs came from Home Depot,
they sell them in neat little bundles!
xox
A

Cottage and Broome said...

Love anything galvanized, that is a real find and you put it to good use! Happy Holiday Laura

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, what a cute idea! You always find the neatest things!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have never seen a basket like this before...the pattern is super, gives it such great character and charm ~ I love the way you used it with the 'bunched' twinkle lights. Wonderful photos. Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

Love that bucket. That is an olive bucket. It is used to collect olives when they pick them from the trees in Italy. At least, that is what I read somewhere. Love how you used it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a wonderful bucket! I love the lights your put it in. Perfect!

Designs By Pinky said...

I love it, have never seen one before and if I did probably wouldn't have thought to get it! You have a great eye! Love how you filled it too. XO, Pinky PS, wondering if you decorate your kitchen for Christmas? Did I miss it/????

Richard Cottrell said...

You might be right, but I would say it is a minnow bucket for fishing. This would be placed in the shallow water for the bait to stay alive till needed.Richard from My Old Historic House.

Richard Cottrell said...

Olive bucket is much more romantic?

cityfarmer said...

I've only ever heard them called olive buckets...
so I guess you could rename it an olive bait bucket


the lights are perrfect in there ...

wait, there were more?

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Yes Joy!

Sam, the dealer had a small stack of them. May have to catch her at Graylake Flea in early January to see if she has any more!

Designing Domesticity said...

Love it! Always looking for a good winter, post Christmas, idea and I am really liking the logs and lights. Thanks for sharing - inspirational as always! and yes, we will get together this year. Baby E is settling in nicely, so I am able to get out a bit now. Speak soon, liz

AntiqueChase said...

I love those buckets. I want one but they are $$$$

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh yes indeed I think so....one for me...LOL
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I saw several of these, and I'm still kicking myself for not getting one. I have vintage graters that look like miniature versions of this. I put candles in them.

Linda said...

Oh yes, I do love it...I haven't seen one before! Looks like something you will be able to use for a lot of different decorations, too!

michele said...

ooooohhh, it's magnificent. that pattern is to die for.

michele

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

Mary Anne said...

Beautifully done Alison! It almost looks as though that great galvanized container is on fire . . when it is just all aglow with little white lights ~ PERFECTLY DONE!

M.A. OX

Sarah said...

It's so unusual and full of charm. I like the glow of the lights and the patina of the metal. ~ Sarah

Designs on 47th Street said...

Yes I do love that bucket and I really love that plaid blanket!

Your bucket looks great with those logs and lights.. Great look!

Connie (aka LOU) said...

This looks great. Who would have thought just taking a few simple items and putting them together could look so pretty. You have it! That's all I can say. Seeing your decorations in the previous post...oh my.....stunning. I also love that staircase, but I loved it without the Christmas decorations too. I'm telling you, you have to pin it, and I'll repin :)

Sue said...

Saw lots of these baskets at a barn sale back in the fall. Very expensive, so I didn't buy.... Looks wonderful all done up for Christmas! Here is wishing you a wonderful holiday!! Christmas hugs, Sue