Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Finds and help needed for display!

We have a new Antique store in the small town where I live....in fact it's been there since Feb! I've never noticed it as it's tucked away in a small corner of the one strip mall (if you can call it that) that I drive by almost every time I go to town. That just goes to show how observant I am :)

There are 4 dealers in there and the stuff they have is all antique/primitive and very $$$! I only found a few items that I would be willing to pay that much for and the next time I go, I'll try to take a few photos.

I did purchase this wooden Coca Cola box that I love. He was asking $20 but he gave it to me for $15. Believe it or not that's not a bad price around here. I know you can probably get them a lot cheaper elsewhere but I never seem to get a chance to go to the great Antique places that Southern Ontario has.

 My problem is this...I'm not sure how to display it or what to put in it. I was thinking some old bottles with cheese cloth wrapped around the lids but it's quite high at 13 inches and I don't have any bottles that big. It also has a board in the middle to separate it in half. Any suggestions or ideas are very welcome :)

I also found this old watering can at a recent farm/barn sale. It's a bit dented on one side but still a great find!

That's about all that's new old around here for now. Have a great night!


  1. Connie, I love the crate and the old watering can. I'm not so good at displays but I have an old pepsi wooden crate. It doesn't have a divider in it but I put pillows made from old flour sacks and other adveertisings in mine. You could also use some type of lift in the bottom and put silk geraniums or some other flower of the season. Just an idea. Maybe someone else will have better one. Have a great evening.

  2. What great pieces. Depending on the room you have it in, I can think of a few things: In a bathroom with rolled bath towels. In the living or family room with quilts, throws or spare pillows. Wine bottles? Two potted plants (just be sure to protect from water overfill.) I'm looking forward to what you do with it.

  3. Hi Connie,
    I too would put a couple of GERANIUM plants in the Coca Cola box...two should really fill the space and work quite well.

    I'd love to see a HUGE bunch of Daisy's or Yellow Coneflowers in that watering can.


  4. I would roll a couple quilts-one on either side of the divider, but I have a lot of quilts.
    Seasonal silk flowers would be awesome, too. But then, those would work in the watering can, too.
    Lay the crate on it's side and use it to display some larger books or photo albums.
    Cut and stain a board to go across the top. Use it for storage and as a small display table.
    It is a great advertising piece and in great shape.the water can with silk geraniums would be beautiful on top!


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