Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vintage Find

A few weeks ago, we visited Franklin, Tennessee.  We enjoyed the trip.  There were lots of fun shops, spring flowers,  beautiful homes and interesting Civil War history filling this beautiful southern town.  I enjoyed everything we did while in Franklin.

I especially enjoyed visiting several antique stores while in
Franklin and I shared several pictures of the vintage
goodies that I saw while I was there in an earlier post. 

Remember me telling you that I purchased an item? 
 Well, here it is.

You might not be able to identify what I purchased from
 this one picture, so I'll show you a one more.

Yes, I purchased the vintage olive gathering basket.
  I had been looking at them on line (for some unknown reason)
 and I was thrilled to see one in person.  The price was much
 better than the ones that I had seen on line, as well.

It has a little bit of rust in all the right places and nice patina. 
 The handles are perfectly rusty.  The sides are very clean
 and surprisingly very smooth. 

Right now, its first home is in our family room.
I think this is one piece that will enjoy being moved around
and serving different uses as it settles into our home.

If you'd like to see the other temping goodies we saw
while on our trip, you can see the post here:

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Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

I love these olive baskets--saw them all over the south of France when I was there in college (a hundred years ago) for a few dollars. Glad you got a deal!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Don't you love it and don't you love Franklin. My favorite little cute town to visit and shop when we go to our son's in Nashville. I never have enough time in Franklin though.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Love your antique olive buckets! I have not really noticed them until lately. Now I want my own! It has been a number of years since I've been to Franklin, but it's one of my favorite shopping places!

Pam said...

I have been in love with those since I saw them at a antique show in October. Only problem was they were $65.00 a piece. I'm bound and determined that I will find them at an old barn sale $2.00 a piece one of these days. A girl can dream, can't she.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love shopping in Franklin! Everything is soooooo cute! I love your baskets. You can never leave Franklin empty-handed :)


Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I like your bucket and Franklin is a charming place.

NanaDiana said...

How cool is that! I have seen something similar here but they use them for smelting (fishing). They scoop the fish up out of the river and the water runs out leaving the little silver fish in the bucket. (I think they are yucky). Like YOUR bucket much better and what it is used for-xo Diana

Kelly said...

Love your olive bucket! My sister just got one the other day too. I know she has shopped in Franklin, TN and talked about how nice it is. I've never been there. Sounds like I would like it. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me too!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great find, Marsha! I bet you have lots of fun uses for it! I enjoyed your previous tray post, too! Thanks so much for stopping by and following...I am a new follower, too!

Haddock said...

A little paint on that rusted handle and it should look fine.

Revi said...

It's great! I love that patina. I was just trying to imagine what I might do with one...I'm not sure I would ever see an olive gathering basket here. I'm gonna check out the other goodies you saw now.

Jann Olson said...

Marsha, ilove it. I have never seen a olive bucket. It looks so cute in your family room. I agree, you will have fun moving this and changing it up. It will be great for holidays. Come link this with my party later this week.
Going to check out your other finds.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your olive basket...yours is in great shape...mine is a bit more "rusty"...Love Franklin, Tennessee...a gorgeous town...

Penny said...

Where did you find it? Name of shop...

Penny said...

Where did you find it? Name of shop...