'Tis the Season

December 3rd, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Indoors or out this triangular canister is perfect for holding greens.
Im not sure what this was used for, but one thing is clear. It needs to be emptied EVERY night.
If it doesnt get empties B & G will be very unhappy!
I typically decorate my lower level with a touch of whimsey., so this piece is perfecto for my hearth in the game room.Lily seems to approve!
Here she is in all her glory. I just flipped the top open, filled with dirt, and added the greens and berries. Looks like Lilly has decided her modeling days are over.
One more detail. Push here to open the top.
Indoors or out this triangular canister is perfect for holding greens.

Indoors or out this triangular canister is perfect for holding greens.

Sometimes you see something that makes you stop dead in your tracks. That was the case with this beauty in red. I knew it would put a little jolly in my Christmas decor. I used it as a planter for winter greens and berries, but it would also work well to hold logs by the fireplace, or as a beverage bucket filled with ice and sodas.

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Comments (17)

junkermidge writes: Oh I really love this one! I would love to have a piece like that -- but then again I WOULD have to empty every night, not sure if I'm up for that. So glad you took it on. The display is FABULOUS!

P.s. Urine specimen bottles? Chardonnay? Apple Juice?...
CHEERS! Posted: 9:54 pm on December 6th
JunkArchitect writes:
I want your oily waste can so bad! The size, shape and color are all fantastic and your arrangement is perfect. It’s just as beautiful as your toilet bowl arrangement!

Posted: 3:30 pm on December 5th
chippingcharm writes: Too much fun...the color, the shape, the greens, the original purpose...where do you find these things??? Laurel Posted: 10:29 pm on December 3rd
oldnews writes: You crack me up!! That is hilarious! "I Only want the best for my family and friends!!" I love the red container though and don't care what USED to be in it! It looks great and that's all that matters!! Just glad you didn't use it for a punch bowl or something! That could have been a little un-nerving!! Marie Posted: 9:29 pm on December 3rd
RustyDiva writes: I knew it! I knew the minute I saw the picture and read that you didn't know what it was used for that it was probably related to some kind of waste. In fact the words "oh no" came right out of my mouth. Waste/hazard things seem to be attracted to you Sue ~ wonder if you were a waste/hazard collector in a previous life. hahahahahaha But who cares cause the colors on this thing are awesome!!!!! Love the graphics and love what you did with it!!!

Kenda Posted: 12:47 pm on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: Thanks Gailmarie. I love having a junk investigative team on the site!!! I can assure you all that this was spotless and never been used. Just like the glass urine specimen bottles I serve Chardonnay and apple juice in during the holidays. Ah, hahaha! Who has more fun?!

Be Happy,
Posted: 12:39 pm on December 3rd
monakent writes: Oops....I see Kathy already told you what the can was....never mind....gm Posted: 12:24 pm on December 3rd
monakent writes: Sue, I went in search of what this can is... my search paid off. Not sure if you will like what I found....but...the can you have, is an "Eagle Oily Waste (and biohazard) Can" - Model No. 906FL. Herbert Williams fire safety company sells them, as does Eagle.com. Hopefully, from the looks of yours, the can you have is clean and never used (????). Mystery solved.... gailmarie

(I originally thought maybe the can was used for cig butts). Posted: 12:22 pm on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: Oh, Kathy....hahahahahaha! I've now used a manure mat and a container for combustible waste for the holidays. Go figure. i just love Christmas and only want to use the very best for my family and friends. Ah hahaha! I wonder what I will come up with for the dinner table?

Thanks for your investigative work!
Sue Posted: 12:10 pm on December 3rd
shabbychick writes: Sue - love your festive red container - and it's so perfect to show off some holiday greenery too...

Miss Lily is probably having big fun in the midst of your holiday decorating - she's such a cutie!! Takes her mind off the tree watching, right?? :)

OK - in my boredom this morning...I "googled" the model number of your container to find out what it was used for(weird, right???)...anyway, the website (Eagle Manufacturing) says: "EAGLE Galvanized Steel Oily Waste Cans offer fire safe temporary storage of solvent, waste rags, shavings and other materials subject to spontaneous combustion." So, I know this will be of tremendous help to you in deciding what to do with it next...(no charge for this service - ha ha).

Well...I'm sure I've been a big help today!! I'm going back to work now!


Posted: 11:50 am on December 3rd
monakent writes: COOL-man-choo!!! What a lovely combo you came up with, Sue. Puts me in the mood just looking at it.
'Tis the season to get busy,
falalalala, lalalala.....

Posted: 11:17 am on December 3rd
fellowjunker writes: A gorgeous arrangement Sue. I am absolutely loving this little Santa red container!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 10:56 am on December 3rd
berton718 writes: I love it!! Now I'm going to be looking in the street for something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!! Posted: 10:30 am on December 3rd
roadtriplouise writes: Great show stopper, love the saying. Decorating with greens is so simple but gives an awesome look. Posted: 10:21 am on December 3rd
greencolleen writes: sue love the red + the fresh greens ;). i got an old coleman cooler last week for $10. my husband is skeptical. so we'll see.lily is adorable but how did you get her to pose??? my girls, i have to catch them sleeping or i get the tail as they are scampering away ;) Posted: 10:17 am on December 3rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: Wow, what an eye catcher- love the shape, color and lettering. It looks so great against your stone fireplace and of course next to adorable Lily! ~judi ;) Posted: 9:47 am on December 3rd
DownHomeDIY writes: I love this vibrant red and of course your use of greens! You are the live green queen. I hope we don't find out this is another manure dispenser of some sort that needed to be emptied every night. Skip the drink dispenser until you find out what it was. Tee hee!
Posted: 8:35 am on December 3rd
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