Sunday, August 19, 2012

Copper Boiling Pots

Last week at Goodwill, I found a copper boiling pot, for $10!!  I already had this one that my mom gave me.  She got it at an auction years ago.  This is usually where I have it, on top of the television armoire.  This picture shows how I used it to decorate for Fall last year.  It also has a metal lid that is turned sideways, behind the flowers.
This is the one I picked up last week.  It is a little smaller and has metal handles were the other one has wooden handles. For now, it’s in the office on top of the large cabinet we just installed, storing some silk flowers. (I’ll show you that tomorrow!)  But come winter, I plan on putting it on the hearth and storing firewood in it.
While browsing around, I found this birdhouse made out of a boiler pot!  This is from Connie W at Hometalk.
This container garden is from deGeer Box.
And this is my favorite!!! IF I were going to alter my pot for any reason this would be it!!  This pic is from The Inspired Room.
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  1. I love your copper boilers! Such a great farmhouse touch. My parents were antique dealers in the 70's & 80's and boilers were always popular with their customers. I had one years ago, but sold it when country was on the outs. Now I wish I had kept mine!! Oh well, something to hunt for.....Thanks for sharing the great inspiration pics too! Jane@Bluebird1959

  2. Love your copper boilers, so pretty and so warm, I love the look of decor with them, it's so homy. I've seen them in antique stores. Great for fall decor too! Have a terrific week.

  3. I love it!! What a fabulous find.

  4. These are all really creative ideas. I love the sink the best.

  5. I love all of those amazing ideas! I haven't come across a copper boiling pot on my Goodwill travels, but now I am going to look for one!

  6. Once again, a great find! I use mine to hold firewood next to the fireplace.

  7. ooooh I absolutely, LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper sink in the last photo. What an ingenious idea. Copper is so warm and beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by and following along...ditto here!

    Your home looks absolutely dreamy...that great big wrap around porch is fantastic and what I want someday! I'm going to peruse the rest of your blog.

    Thanks and nice to 'meet' you,

    Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish

  8. Oh, the last idea is the best! I'm filing this one away! We have two of these copper boiling pots and use them for various things. I often have plants in them, have used them for serving iced beverages, etc. Thanks for sharing these ideas. I'm off to see more of The Inspired Room.

  9. What a great find! I know you'll have a lot of fun deciding what to do with it.


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