Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beautiful Flea Market Find

Hi friends…old and new.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Are you as busy with life as I am?  Boy, oh boy, I cannot seem to find the time to do half of what I need to do.   I just have to make sure to keep first things first…God and family…then everything else.

I showed you a few photos of the barn sale I went to that was fantastic, and I did buy a couple of beauties from there.  Today, however, I want to show you what a friend spotted for me at the flea market that I had to have.

trough 3

trough 5

trough 2

trough 4

trough 1

What a fun find! 

Now, the thing is that I have no idea what it is.  It looks like it may have had legs or something because there are four slits at the bottom on each corner.  If you look real close at this photo and the previous ones, you can probably see what I am talking about.

You saw the handle in the first photo which made it easier to carry.  It is heavy, but not too bad.

You know me, I really don’t care what it is because I really love it regardless.  I am a little curious, though.  Do you have any knowledge or ideas?   

Would love to hear your thoughts on its purpose besides holding my pillows and looking pretty. 

Hope you are all doing great and that the last part of your week is wonderful!

God bless you each and everyone!

Linking up at Momma Hen's Coop, Common Ground


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I have no idea what it is but I love it! Lovely rustic wood goodness!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful Amy, regardless of what it is or was!!! Love the look of old wood! I just recently discovered your blog and I am hooked! I was wondering if you could lend a helping hand with your knowledge of dssigning a blog, I would love to start my own and I went to but did not know how to post my pictures to the website. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Korrie Bastian said...

Ooh, no ideas...but I love it!

Mrs T said...

looks like a slop trough or other animal feeder

love the pillow! where did you get it?

Rachel Guerrero said...

It's beautiful Amy regardless of what it is or was!!! I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I was wondering if you had a few helpful hints as to how to start your own blog, I would love to but I tried to post pictures to the blog I have started on but I am not sure how.

nancy said...

First I thought maybe a trough or maybe a planter. it is a beauty though I guess only you can decide what it will become have fun. love your blog. Nancy

A Thrifted Market said...

Sorry girl, I am stumped but I agree with the other blogger maybe some kind of trough or feeding box. I love it though!! The wood, the rustic look and your pillows in it are perfect!! You did good girl..real good!! Have a blessed day!!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely and rustic - awesome!
Greetings from Australia♥

Anne said...

Love this.You are finding the coolest stuff lately.Don't have any idea of what it is.But I LOVE It!

Kate said...

Hi Amy
What a beautiful treasure to find. Was it a feeding dish on a farm? It looks so lovely in your home.

Have a blessed week

Erin said...

I have a similar piece-- but smaller, and with rockers on the bottom. It's a child's toy cradle, probably made by her father.

Olive Cooper said...

What ever that chippy gorgeous piece is I like it. I am craZy busy too. Just barely staying afloat but God is good and my family helps me. hugs, olive

Shannon said...

Beautiful find! :-) I miss you, everyone back in TN, and really TN in general so much, Mrs. Amy!!

I just wanted to swing on by to let you know about some news regarding my old blog, Below the Plateau (
I stopped blogging on Below the Plateau last year, and decided to start up a brand new blog. It is named Gabby Marie, and I would *love* for you to stop on by and take a peek! Here is the url { }
Hope to see you there!

(((GIANT HUGS))) and blessings,

Becky C said...

Well, I'm not too sure, does look like some type of trough. Anyway, the handles and size of it are perfect. The pillows inside make a great contrast. And it goes so well with your chippy screen window above. Love it all together. Nice find, sis :)

melissa said...

Like all the others, I have no idea! Guessing it may of been a feeder.
I love it!!!

what an awesome find!

On Crooked Creek said...

I have no clue...but it is totally rustic! This piece looks wonderful in your home. A true treasure! One, I'm sure, will have multiple purposes in your home decor!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat box! I like it just like you have it! :)


Ann said...

All I know is it's cool!! The vintage linens look dreamy in it.

becky said...

hi amy,
i just stumbled onto you pretty blog. i too am a child of the king..i have been married for 39 years to my best friend. we have two grown children who have blessed us with 8 granddaughters!
on your cool find..i think it is a antique dry sink.
have a wonderful evening,

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm taking a guess here but it looks like a dough riser, now I could be It looks really old and so very neat with your pillows!

Keeping it Cozy said...

It's beautiful. Maybe it was an old feeding trough? I hope the rest of your week is a little less busy! I find that I often have to remind myself of priorities with the busyness of life.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This crate has so much character! I think it might have been a trough! What a find! I am a new follower!
So nice to find you!

Debbie said...

When I first saw it, I wondered if you were going to tell me it was an antique trough. When I saw the handles, I decided that was clearly not right.

Then I read other comments on here and decided that since so many others thought so, it might very well BE a trough of some kind.

Whatever it is, it's perfect under that picture frame. I love the way it looks, and it is so VERY Amy.

All Things Chic 2 said...

What a find, love this post the frame is sweet as well...
Blessings Lori

lynn said...

whatever it is--its gorgeous in your room--great find:) love the big pillow, too! happy weekend, amy!

Stephanie said...

Not sure what it might have been used for but I love it!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Amy, not sure what it is, but it would make a great magazine holder. Love the patina! Jean

{northern cottage} said...

oh what rustic prettiness! I have a couple that are a bit bigger and was told by the owner that they were VINTAGE FISHING NET STORAGE (which would explain the holes for drainage) and, I think, adds a cool factor! I haven't made use of mine yet since they are so big (thinking of using them for a planter but don't want to waste them! choices choices choices! xo

Melissa said...

Oooooooo!!! I'm not sure what it is either but I love it!!!!!!!!!!!