Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An Illuminated Cream Bucket!

Sorry, I haven't posted in a few weeks.  Has it really been that long?  It's been a busy Christmas season, and with all that going on, I've also had a very sick husband.  They don't really know exactly what's wrong with him, some virus most likely, but when your loved one is sick, you don't really feel like being merry (or posting).  Pray he get's better.  It would be appreciated.  No fun being sick at Christmastime.

With that said, I did finally get some Christmas decorating done and even pictures taken.  Yeah!  And if I can, I'll get some more pictures taken and show you the rest of my house.  Unfortunately (or furtunately) no Home Tour this year for me, so decorating was done more to minimum.  I actually did do more than I thought I would, but anway, I'll post some pictures later of the whole house.

But on to my latest project!  I found these wonderful cream buckets (or so they tell me) recently at a local favorite junking haunt (Linda's Cellar in Chaska). And as the saying goes, if you don't know what to do with something, put a candle in it! And so that's what I did...with a little extra embellishments.

I was fortunate not to find just one, but two!  Lucky me!

The sides of the buckets are made out of a mesh type metal with a ga-zillion holes. Okay, so maybe that's a little exageration, but they're perfect for allowing candlelight to shine through.

This bucket actually has a skeleton shell, with the mesh just lining the bucket.

All it needs is a little embellishments...berries, ribbon and greens.  

Ribbon was added around the bucket , but inside of the shell. I hot glued it to keep it in place.

I then bundled the berries and greens with a good sturdy wire.

And then attached the greens to the bucket with additional ribbon.

This is what you call a two-fer. Wa-la!

And out on the porch they go! And with the recent "ton" of snow (no exageration, we live in MN), they light up the snow!

There is no place like home, and with a little junk added...even better.
And with that, I wish you and everyone out there in blog land a very merry Christmas!

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Tammy said...

Sorry to hear your hubby is sick...I've had a terrible cold for a week now and can't seem to shake IS awful being sick at Christams! Hope he gets better soon!
I love these buckets...the red really looks great on them!
Have a great Christmas!
Tammy :-)

Gracie's Cottage said...

Those are just beautiful! So sorry about your hubby - sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Good to hear from you again. I was wondering where you were! Sending good thoughts for a quick recovery for Jon. I just got over (well, I'm almost over) a bug that lasted 2+ weeks. Have a blessed holiday, stay warm and be well. Hope to see you soon!

Love the buckets!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Hi Lanette...sorry your hubby is sick! Praying for healing...
These buckets look lovely are dressed up and lit up!
Wishing you a very merry (and healthy) Christmas! Blessings, Laurel

trash talk said...

He'll be in my prayers beginning tonite.
Merry Christmas...and I love the buckets. Sometimes having a hole in your bucket is a good thing!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

HEAVENS Lani....I HOPE your Husband's feeling better....Poor Love....Christmas is NOT the best time for any added stress....It must have been terrible for you all....!

Tam xx


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