I promised to show you some more treasures I found at an estate sale held a couple of weeks ago just after our rare
South snow. The goodies in Part 1 were more sweet and pretty than
the ones in this post. Rusty, crusty and primitive more closely describe the
treasures in this Part 2-post. I know many of you prefer “rusty gold” so here
I got this metal box after 2PM that day, so it was half price. I’m not sure what it was used for, but I liked the decorative painting. I’m thinking a mailbox….what do you think?
I can find NO information on this unusual brown metal box. Perhaps you can help. It’s marked Drinkwater Food Container, C. M. Drinkwater & Co.,
, Size B
(approx. 10x6x9.5). The clips on the top slide outward for removal of the lid.
It’s very heavy and has a military vibe to it. Chicago, Ill.
Another half-price find was this vintage J&J General First Aid Kit.
It even had some of the original first aid items inside.
How can you use an old kit like this? Well, check out a great post that Pam at House of Hawthornes published last year. She showed us how to use these old first aid kits as bathroom décor and storage.
On the primitive side, I found an old basket, a crudely-made stoneware pitcher and a heavy (5 lb) stoneware dog bowl; at least, I’m assuming it’s a dog bowl. There is no maker’s mark on either stoneware piece.
And finally, a couple of metal loaf pans and rusty recipe boxes are perfect targets for a little burlap embellishment. The smallest box was even full of handwritten recipes!!!