Sunday, May 31, 2009

Met Monday – What a Crock !

I purchased this crock a couple of years ago from a lady who really needed the money…she didn’t want to part with it as she had it for years. I love it and knew what I was going to do with it….. It weighs a ton !

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See it is about 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

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My husband was going to cut a piece of wood for the top and then when we were at Lowes one day, we found different sized pieces of wood already cut into circles.. So we added some stain and then I really wanted a piece of glass for the top (glass is expensive !) My husband was able to get a piece of acrylic for way cheap (not quite as nice ..but will do for now).

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Here it is next to my #4 size butter churn. Both make excellent storage for my small home. I keep out of season clothing in the big one and umbrellas in the little one.

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Hugs ~ Kammy

25 comments:

Dawn said...

I love that! What a great idea!

marty39 said...

That is a huge crock, but what a treasure to have. I love that ou have a nice top for it. Now using it for storage is another super idea. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love crocks! I have 4. But none as big or fabulous as yours. I use 2 on my counters for storing kitchen utensils. One for storing sunglasses. And the smallest one for holding my pens & pencils. Thanks for sharing yours.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful blog you have, it must be great to live where you do. I love your crock pot.

NIce to meet you

Karen

Richella said...

A great use of those beautiful crocks! What a smart idea.

Jadehollow said...

I have a thing for crocks too.. love the addition of the wooden top.
Thanks for sharing,
Debbie

Mary said...

I love those old crocks, you can use them for so many things, very clever to put a top on it like that!
I loved all the blue ware you found in a previous post! You scored big with that.

xinex said...

Great use for them. I love how they look and what you just bought is huge and very nice!...Christine

Cindy said...

Wonderful! I love crocks, and I love the lid you had made and how wonderful it looks! Creative storage is always the best! Cindy

imjacobsmom said...

Cute crocks! We have Redwing Crocks here in our area. My brother has the large one like you and did the very same thing - wooden top with glass and uses it as an endtable in his family room. I was jealous of his then and I'm jealous of yours now! - LOL ~ Robyn

janet said...

what a nice crock, makes a nice little side table, love your idea with the wood on top and great idea for storage, can never have enough of that.
hugs
janet

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kammy - very creative storage ideas. My Grams had one of these but another family member inherited it. It was used on her farm out in her smoke shed to store salted pork. Such memories this post has brought back. Thx for sharing!

Shelia said...

Oh, this is great! Do you know what you've done? You've made me want a crock! I don't have a crock and now I want one, too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Terriffic looking crock! They're not easy to find nowadays, and if they're that" big, they can be pretty pricey~~~~ gooood girl!!! Best, Linda *

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Kammy,
That's a huge and magnificent crock! How clever to use it for storage. Although, if it were in my home, I'd probably find a PBJ sandwich inside of it! :) Did you change your template? It looks nice!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Love your crocks and what a great idea :)
Toni

Really Rainey said...

What a great and clever idea!
~Really Rainey~

Sharing with Sherri said...

Great crock! (I really wanted to say "what a crock" when I saw it too)! I always love to have decor that can double as storage! I have some smaller crocks on my buffet, I like to hide candy in it so my son won't find it hehehe! A girls gotta have her sweets!

Have a nice day!!
Sherri:)

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Very clever! I love it!

Roeshel said...

Your crock rocks! :)

Great idea - love them!

Chari said...

Hi Kammy...

Oooh...I love old crocks and I love this big ol' crock of yours!!! What a great idea...to add a piece of wood and glass to the top!!! Your little butter churn crock looks fabulous beside the large one too!!! Soooo cute, my friend!!!

Have a marvelous Monday!
Chari

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

How lucky you were to find that top. It looks terrific. Great metamorphosis! Stop by and visit and if you like what you see, don't forget to click the "follow" button so that we can inspire each other more often!

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

I love the crock! Nice collection and display!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Love your big crock. Great idea to store clothes in it. I would love a big one like that to make saurkraut in this fall. My friend and I have plans to make some this year and can it for winter consumption~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Lori E said...

I just bought a big crock like that yesterday at a garage sale for $5.00 Canadian. No lid but in good shape.