Got Mums?

September 28th, 2011 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Repurposing without altering.
It’s always exciting to find a local piece with history.

OMG! When I was a kid these two cows stared at me every morning while I was eating breakfast….and now they’re doing it again!

The hinges, lid and finish are all original and I’m not going to mess with any of it.

I love old rusty nails…and cracks…and stains. Sounds crazy doesn’t it?
(Side view)

Happy autumn.
Repurposing without altering.

Repurposing without altering.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2011)

A. C. Peterson’s Dairy delivered milk, cream and juice to our home every day while I was growing up. The Dairy started delivering milk in 1900! Our milk box in the 60’s was galvanized steel with orange graphics. So last weekend, when I stumbled upon this old wooden box at a tag sale, I knew it had to be mine. What’s most amazing is it was in the same family for the last 75+ years.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
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Comments (12)

RobJ98167 writes: Like you my milk was delivered all my life to an aluminum box (still is)I have an extra box laying around here somewhere, but I have never seen a wooden box... very cool and the mum's set it off! Posted: 4:42 pm on October 6th
CottageElements writes: What a cool milk box! I've never seen a wood one either. Lucky you! That one's a keeper!

Lani Posted: 9:06 am on October 2nd
chippingcharm writes: Great find Jim...I have a couple of metal milk boxes but haven't seen the wood variety. I think they would be fun all stacked up for storage...hmmm...now I'm on "the hunt" :) Laurel Posted: 12:57 pm on October 1st
junqueartiste writes: We didn't have milk delivered, but some of our neighbors did; what a great find!! Posted: 5:09 am on September 30th
Junkpony writes: What a great find, Jim... love the graphics on it! Posted: 2:34 pm on September 29th
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, maybe you were born before they had the means to deliver milk. You know, before paved roads and combustion engines. HAHAHAHA! :p

Jimbo
Posted: 6:19 am on September 29th
suewhitney writes: Very cool Jimbo. Love it! I don't remember milk being delivered to my house. I must be much younger than you. Ah,hahhahaha!

Thanks for the Memories!
Sue Posted: 5:51 am on September 29th
JunkSituation writes: I have a similar box in my barn.... why I haven't thought to put a plant in it, I have no idea! Sometimes things are so simple and I guess I looked past the obvious. Awesomely simple idea ... Looks great!
Tammy Posted: 7:04 pm on September 28th
gadgetsponge writes: Great find - especially for the nostalgic history. The mums inside are great for the Fall season front door steps. Posted: 11:17 am on September 28th
georgiamoon writes: HEY Jimmy, that is the COOLEST box EVER. I think I have a picture of my little sister INSIDE one of those boxes. I will have to look for that. I remember the milk delivery too...I loved it when we got CHOCOLATE milk from the dairy. That was the best and a rare treat. Love the cows on the front too...a girl and a boy cow! So all around I would say that is a great find and the photos are fantastic too!

Love it, Georgia Posted: 11:04 am on September 28th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
What a great find and a prize box.We had milk delivered to us too hut it wasn't that neat of a box.And I had to laugh what you told SUE'I think you are on to something.Have a great day and thank's for sharing.GOD BLESS ROBERT. Posted: 8:48 am on September 28th
racers7 writes: Back in the 70s I remember we use to get milk and bread delivered to our house in NJ and anything that brings back warm childhood memories is a great find! Melody Posted: 7:46 am on September 28th
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