Growing up on a dairy farm, I have memories of my Dad and my brothers scooping feed from the feed scoop as they rolled the feed cart through the isles of the barn for the cows. So I was thrilled to find a similar feed scoop at a yard sale and decided to use it to hold my cooking utensils. I saw in 'Martha' where she put a candle in one and I did that for years, but have always loved the challenge of finding unusual uses for unusual containers.
Do you remember watching "Hope Floats" and seeing Sandra Bullock's character using an old metal lunch box for her camera? I loved that! So I found one at a yard sale and that is where I store my scrapbooking paints and foam brushes. Cute or what!
I collect big old coat buttons and store them in my favorite glass jar that I found in Appleton, WI last summer for $3.00! And of course canning jars are the best for ribbons, lace, stickers, rick rack, etc.
Every year after my Hollyhocks are through blooming, I harvest all the different varieties and colors of seeds and store them in these former sugar jars... what was the brand again? Sweet 'n low? Anyway, I love these glass jars and the way they look in this old tool caddy. Oh and remember the spice rack that I found to store tiny embellishments... so handy and useful. Check it out.