Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vintage Coal Bucket with Lillies

As you may know, I love the contrast between the rough, old, worn, aged, and the fresh, delicate, and sweet.  I found this great old coal bucket recently and fell in love with it!  

The woman who brought it back from France said that it is technically called a body pitcher.  Some research told me that it could be termed a scuttle.  

Whatever the name, I like the feel it gives my living/dining room.  

Especially when filled with beautiful pink lilies.  It is rather large, standing 21" tall.  I think it makes a statement.  

 It is increasingly difficult for me to part with treasures like this one.  But the truth is that I found it for my Etsy store.  And that is where it will go.  Otherwise, my girls and I will not be able to walk through our apartment at some point.  ;)

I hope that all is well with you, my readers.  I feel like I am coming out of my creative abyss.  More on that next week. :)



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  1. It's been a while since you last posted. Glad to hear how you're doing. Love that piece on your table. So unique. The pink lillies look good in it. I'll have to go check out your shop now!

  2. The lilies and the coal bucket look gorgeous!

  3. Ohhhh wow, it's just amazing. In fact, your dining room is amazing too. What a wonderful little grouping of chairs, and your shelves are so pretty with the cool canisters, especially the pink one, love that one...


  4. Hey Michele!
    Lovely scuttle ... Used to scuttle coal back & forth I think...creative abyss ...come on out! I don't believe that anyway. You r so creative. Hey, I started a blog . Check it out if u have a minute www.mysoulfulhome.com

  5. Michele: pitcher looks great. also i think i see a new cake holder in pink? love it.

  6. Lady "M" your taste in galvanize is perfect, and so fitting that you were gifted this piece from France.
    I adore' your dinning area, its perfectly me as well, I could so move right in. Your style meshes with mine so perfectly.

    Thank you for making and taking the time to visit and comment me its been so long in-between our visits and I have missed them so. I am going back to catch up on all I have been missing, perhaps I will steal away some of what you have inspired :)

    A lovely spring week to you and a weekend even that much more inspiring.


  7. Oh I love the pitcher to and LOVE those cake holders:) Glad to see a new post!!!

  8. I have a French scuttle as well Michele, and it is an amazing piece for fresh blooms! I love how it looks with your pink lilies!! So pretty!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, I really appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Beautiful! I've never heard of a French scuttle. Love your built-in cabinet!!

  10. Very cute~ love it!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  11. Bellissime queste immagini!
    a presto Sara


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