Sunday, March 25, 2012

Industrially Wired

I am SO attracted to wire things. I don't know why. 
Maybe I'm just wired that way.

I admit, that was pretty lame! 
Just know my heart skipped a beat 
when I saw this little wire container. 

It looked like this:

I LOVE candles. Especially candles with lovely scents.
These, however, were NOT lovely nor scented. 
They were grungy.

I've removed yucky old candle wax from thrifty treasures before.
It's not hard. And after a closer look, 
these little terra cotta containers are pretty cute...

The shapes are nice.
I'm not so crazy about the design painted on them...

...but a little paint will take care of that.
I'm thinking a medium gray wash, maybe a little sanding...

And maybe some nice, new scented candles inside. 

I could maybe use the wire basket separately from the candles, too.

 Any ideas?

This is another "industrial" thing I'll use in my living room.
I can tell. You really want to know what I paid for it.
It cost $1.07!

Word for the Day:

Psalm 18:28
King James Version (KJV)
 For thou wilt light my candle: 
the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

May you feel the warmth of his presence as you walk in the light!

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Anonymous said...

Fantastic find! I love wire "things"

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Great basket! I was thinking maybe leave the lid open and use it on a desk for folders, stationery, etc. It would be pretty with some fresh flowers in it also!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

How about an cute Easter display in that basket? It's adorable!

lynn said...

awesome wire basket, revi! have a great week!

Marsha said...

Hey Tamala,
Your great hunting has paid off again--what a steal, too! I would put two small flower pots in the wire basket I think I would put some rosemary in the pots. I love to give a little touch to rosemary when I walk past it--love the fragrant aroma


Creative Raisins said...

What about leaving the lid opened and putting planters with flowers inside of it

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE that basket!!

Great verse too

barbara jean

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Love that basket...I wouldn't have left it behind either :) Laurel

Designing Domesticity said...

Indeed, great find. Love it. Can't wait to see it in your living room. Thanks for sharing, liz

Auntie Bliss said...

I had this same particular wire item and was so in love with it...I carried it into our flea market all proud with some homemade banana bread in it LOL..and someone said it was a RAT TRAP!!! I gave it away that day! Got the willies!
Those candles are confusing though...

Blessed Serendipity said...

You grabbed a bargain! Such an interesting piece.


cathy@my1929charmer said...

Im so in to wire myself, and what a bargain your found. Ignore the possibility of a r.t trap. It's too cute to be that. It would also be great for hold small bathroom tea towels, and flowers inside. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Susanne said...

I must be wired that way too. I recently brought a wire basket to my antique booth and have been thinking about retrieving it ever since. Thing is, I wasn't using it here, shesh!

Ya, the candle vases are a cute shape but sometimes you just gotta re-donate the part you don't love. Ha!

Layn @ said...

Thanks for checking out my bench. I absolutely LOVE this wire basket. Awesome find.

SueAnn said...

I saw the wire and I had to come and look!! Love love love this basket...wire and rust...bliss!!!
I would put moss in the bottom of it and put pastel colored eggs on top of that and call it done.
Just a thought

michele said...


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