I absolutely love to use old antiqued silver in my kitchen. My grandmother used to have many silver platters, and I think of her whenever I see one. The patina that comes from age and use is a beautiful reminder of many meals shared with family and friends.
I instantly knew this awesome vintage champagne chilling bucket was a huge score, when I saw it while on a thrift store treasure hunt.
When I picked it up, I wasn’t initially sure of what I was going to use it for. I just knew I loved it. So it sat for a little while in a cupboard, until inspiration struck.
Photo: Courtesy of J. Flores from Rambling Renovators
While recently browsing one of my favourite blogs by the talented Jennifer Flores, I saw this gorgeous fall vignette she put together. Gosh, she’s talented. How pretty, right? Jennifer cites Home Sense as the place of purchase for her champagne bucket.
It got me thinking that I need to find an everyday use for my vintage champagne bucket.
I already had the silver platter above the stove, so it seemed a natural fit for the bucket to be upcycled into a utensil holder. There was a teeny tiny bit of DIY involved in this, which I’ll show you. When I first tried to add the utensils, the opening of the bucket was too big, and the utensils seemed to kind of flop to the sides too much. It was just…. wrong. So……………..I pulled an empty mayonnaise container out of the recycling, and cut it so the top would sit just low enough inside the bucket so that it couldn’t be seen.
The bucket itself has a slight bulge towards the bottom, and I didn’t want the mayo container to shift around, so I took a rag, and wrapped it around the bottom, which helps stabilize it.
Voila!!! A one of a kind champagne bucket upcycled into a pretty utensil holder. Now I get to enjoy it everyday!!!!!
Well, that’s it for today’s post. I’ll be back again soon. See you then 😉
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