Monday, July 30, 2012

Vintage Milk Bucket

Hey my friends!

How are you?  Me…I am great!

Getting ready to start school up within the next week or so.  For those of you who don’t already know, we homeschool, and we love it!

You all know that I love flea marketing and have really found some cool things this summer at the Nashville flea. 

I have shown you several things already, but also wanted to show you a great old DeLaval milk can that I found. 


I knew I loved this old bucket as soon as I saw it.

It seemed that a lot of people liked my  bucket that day because everywhere I walked with it, people stopped me to tell me a story about using one similar to milk with when they were a child.

That’s just one more reason that I love vintage pieces.

bucket 2

I have had the old wooden dairy crate for a couple of years.  I love these two pieces together.

sec and chair

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Hey, do you see the burlap pillow there on the bistro chair? 

The pillow was a birthday gift from a sweet friend of mine.  My friend’s sister-in-law made it for me.  As a matter of fact, she has made me several beautiful pillows now and I love them all.  She is a very talented lady and her name is Kim.

The cool thing is that Kim has just opened up an etsy shop and is filling it with a variety of pillows and other things.

Why am I telling you all of this?

Because…later on this week or weekend, I will be hosting a giveaway for Kim.  She has graciously offered a gift certificate to be used in her new shop.  I am not going to send you to her shop yet because she is still trying to get a few more things made for it so you will have more choices. 

When I host the giveaway, I will show you the pillows she has made for our home and show you where I have used them.

This is such fun!!!

Okay…enough for now.   I hope you all have a great week and I will see you in a few days.

I hope you will come back for another visit very soon.

Blessings all.

Linking up at Cedar Hill Ranch and Faded Charm and Sunny Simple Life


RiverBend Farm said...

Amy, I love your little corner of old things and the neutrals! It looks great. I'm going to be homeschooling my 14 yr old grandson this fall for the first time..yikes! I might be hollering for some help.
I love giveaways...just had one myself. Look forward to it.

Angie said...

What a wonderful milk bucket and it looks beautiful where you've put it in your home!

I hope you'll share this tomorrow at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Party.

Angie @ Knick of Time

Olive Cooper said...

Amy, the milk bucket is adorable. Last fall I bought an old bucket at a flea for twenty dollars and I thought my Joe would have a cow. I told him in an antique store it would be about three times as much. I still love my old bucket. Your kiddos will be so ahead of the curve by being home schooled. Not to mention safer and I could go on and on. I did not home school but I am all for it. xoxo, olive

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Amy I love your Milk Bucket .I don't often get a chance to look at blogs but I had just popped in to my blogger dash board and couldn't believe my eyes ... I just bought the same style milk bucket this last week and I'm in love with it .. There is such great character and charm in these old pieces ...Your room looks beautiful and your friends pillows are adorable ..wishing her many sales on Etsy ..

Blessings ..Sara

blhitchcock901 said...

I just love it! I have sold most of my industrial things and don't have enough now to pull together a great vignette in my home. I have got to find some yard sales or flea markets soon! Always love your ideas!

Have a great school year and treasure every moment!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your milk can and crate are stunning together!!! I enjoyed this entire cabinets vignettes, dear friend! Yes! I spied the pillow in your chair! You are such a tease...must be time to get "back ~ to ~ school"! See you soon!

Anne said...

I LOVE that milk bucket.And after viewing your photos I am second guessing something I did.Right now sitting in my booth is a postal scale,old screens and your wooden tote with those bottles.Yep I have all of those in my shop.But after looking at your photos I am thinking I may have to bring them home and enjoy them a bit more.I am working on a new room and I know they will be perfect.Thank you for inspiring me!

lynn said...

i love each and everything in your sweet corner, amy! sweet pillow-great friend:)

Anonymous said...

Amy I love your new milk can. It looks so good there in that vingette. I have not made it to the Nashvlle Flea Market yet, but plan to this fall. I am still looking for those grater cups....LOL. Not sure I will ever find them. Take care and looking forward to seeing your friends Etsy shop. lin

Little Vintage Cottage said...

I love it Amy! I've never seen one like that so either they aren't too common where I live or... I need to get out more! LOL! It looks great with the crate!


pballard said...

Oh cant wait to see her site and see the giveaway. Thanks for hosting.. Love your things. We have similar taste.. I have an old milk crate too!! Enjoy your day!!!!!

Keeping it Cozy said...

Love your new bucket... it looks perfect next to the dairy crate. A corner full of treasures!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Hi Amy,
Great find on the milk bucket! It looks fabulous in your house.
Have a great day.
(stop by if you get a chance. I found an old metal piece that you may find fun).


What a beautiful nook! I love every item you have there. Great display of your collections!

kitty said...

Hi Amy, I love your corner vignette. Your new purchase looks so good next to the crate!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I just love the entire corner vignette! You've created a beautiful space with your treasures! I have a similar milk crate!

Thanks for visiting over at my blog, and for taking the time to comment! :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love your milk bucket!!

Debbie said...

I just pinned this beautiful little corner! I love the whole thing even better than the parts of the whole.

Poppy said...

I love how the bucket looks with the dairy crate...both are awesome finds! They are gorgeous and I'm loving the shape of the milk bucket! You have done a beautiful job in that little corner of the room...with all the pretty vignettes and the framed chalkboard gorgeous! Thanks for these lovely inspirations and for your sweet comment. Have a great week!~Poppy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your beautiful milk bucket posts have prompted me to start collecting them too! Beautiful and so rustic!

~Kristin~ said...

Love the bucket, Amy...
And...we are gettin' are on school on the ready. Mama is
felling...well...all schooly.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh what an awesome find....I love it!! The whole room is like one wonderful vignette!! hope your well,lots of love Chrissy

Becky C said...

I just love this corner of your family room! Its perfect with the milk bucket and crate together! You sure know how to make gorgeous vignettes!! Wish we were still there with all of you
Kim makes beautiful pillows! What a sweet giveaway...

elizabeth said...

Beautiful blend of whites and natural tones. Thanks
Amy for your kindness on my post today. :)

~Kristin~ said...

Amy~ Just reread my comment from earlier.
I should clarify...I can not speak clearly. Maye I should rethink this whole...home education. Least I turn out some seriously illiterate children.



Melissa said...

You find some of the best stuff!! I love seeing it all! And that pillow is gorgeous!

LLH Designs said...

How fun is your house?!?! It looks like a little shop! I'll take one of everything please! :) Next time you come to the Nashville Flea, I want to go with you! Our girls can hang here! xoxo!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.Love the milk can! When we have an opportunity to stir someone's memory with our stuff it makes the thrill of the hunt even that more meaningful. I am your newest follower and am your sister in Christ!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love the vintage milk crate, and it looks perfect next to the milk bucket.


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just found your blog and I love your style. I love prims but I want to lighten up a bit with lighter paint colors and more whites. Fellow homeschooler too. I would love if you would share your darling blog at Sunny Simple Sundays.

Lorrie said...

Love your Milk Bucket, and all your other goodies in the corner! I'm a first time visiter, and now a follower!

Kimberly said...

I have the same milk bucket! I ought it after I sold my cow, but it was too cute for a few bucks at a garage sale, plus it had the pump works still inside. :)

Kimberly said...

:) I used my bucket for sunflowers at the Farmers Market this weekend!