Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holder of Good Things

Browsing through my favorite Goodwill a week or so ago, I had an Ah Hah! finding. This Old World style wine holder has the most beautiful crackle glazing to it. I love the dark brown, almost black on top of a golden base, the finished look is so rustic.

It has a good heft to it, very solid and substantial. If you saw my previous post from my Fall centerpiece, you would have seen just part of it peeking out from under the gay foilage I had put in it.

In the spirit of refurbishing for your needs, I knew it would make an excellent utensil holder. I've been looking for a jar or pitcher, something to put on my kitchen counter and hold spoons, etc. When I saw this, I knew I had found the perfect match.

Doesn't that look good?  Okay, my hubby and I are discussing the merits of having utensils out on the counter instead of tucked in a drawer, and he's pulling the 'King of the Kitchen' rank on me. Just because he cooks......and cleans....and grocery shops. Well, anyway, he won this time.  But this lovely vino holder has proven its place as a flower foilage holder, I just need to find the more perfect place to showcase it. I'm thinking a nice selection of cattails and assorted autumn flowers, maybe a bit of trailing ivy. Now I'm excited all over again.

I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.


Bella said...

Hi Jane... A great find... don't you love things with mulit uses? I love it as a utensil holder... I keep mine on the counters in crocks super handy:-))
Thanks for so sweet comment:-)))

crazymotheringchick said...

Wow, what a cool thing to have! I love it, I really do. My favorite use is as the utensil holder, you know mine are on my counter, but yes, it will look great with a fabulous arrangement as well. That is just so cool.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a fabulous find. Love it. Your vignettes are fabulous too. Hugs, Marty

Anita said...

What a great piece!! I keep my utensils in a drawer these days, but I take them out occasionally!