Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweet as Can be!

I love finding accents that remind me of agriculture and this local Ontario label makes this piece a keeper.


This honey can was a $5 find at a local antique place. The sticker said $8 but when I got to the cash, the guy said 5 bucks. I had a choice between this blue and white, or a red/white/green can, but blue fits our style better. I think I need to spray the interior with a matte sealer of some sort to keep the rust from transfering.


Rusted, scratched and a bit dented, it sure would have some stories to tell. The '8 pounds net' is definitely a sign of age (Canada has used metric for a number of years), as is the absence of bilingual labelling (French and English).


I also discovered some snowshoes at the same antique place, but for $75 they will stay there. I'll stop by occasionally to see if they get marked down.

I'm joining Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm. Stop by to see some great finds.

13 comments:

  1. score...nice find! good luck with those snowshoes...maybe you'll get them in the spring for a steal with plans for NEXT year! I can picture them on your front porch now!

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  2. There are two pairs of snowshoes in my local Central Florida antique stores. They have been there forever! I'll have to check the price. I'm always drawn to them but they just don't go in a Florida home!

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  3. Such a "COOL" can...thanks so much for sharing it at NTT:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. What a great find! Happy New Year! Angie xo

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping and visiting my blog. :o)
    You have a very good thing going here.

    Again thanks for the visit.

    Cheryl

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  6. Great can... and nice to pay hommage to Ontario! I just love old cans, boxes, crates, signs... love the graphics, pictures and all that history. And for just $5, what a steal.

    ~Chris

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  7. very nice find, I think painting or sealing the inside would be a great idea

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  8. Love your find! What a great deal you got too!

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  9. Great old honey can! I love vintage advertising!

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  10. This is such a neat can -- great find!

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  11. That is one cool bucket! So many possibilities. Great find for a great price.

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  12. That is so cool. I never find much when I look.

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