Metal of Order

I mentioned buying a metal box at the monthly Bottoms Up! antique sale Saturday after the big sale at Nell Hills, and tonight I realized I hadn't posted a picture. So when I went into the kitchen to grab it to shoot, what was sitting there with it but the metal basket I bought at the Sparks show just before Memorial Day.

The dealer at Sparks told me it was a crab basket. Being a midwestern boy I have no idea if that's true or not, but it's round and metal and in good shape which was enough for me.

I love metal and steel, and have a bit of a thing for baskets, especially metal ones. I also love a bit of industrial salvage, which I'm certain that heavy handled box is. And finally I've started putting some things to use to do some organizing around here.

A pair of metal locker baskets I've had for ages were perfect for holding hand towels and wash cloths in our old steel medical cabinet right outside the bathroom in our new bedroom. The new box and basket will be ready for our next organizing effort.

Also, how nice it is to take a shot of things in a clean, new room rather than the sickly yellow paint covering most every other room in this house.


Karena said...

David, I love this look...the mix of metal and wicker for organizing; the shelving is great!

Art by Karena

Living the life in The Little City said...

It's always good to have a place to store things. I like your choices.

shannon said...

You have great taste. Always have, always will.

home before dark said...

I wish I knew what it was that made us say without thinking what is it that we love, that we are drawn to. Love the mix here!

Pigtown*Design said...

it's not a chesapeake bay crab pot... it might be another kind of crab pot though.