Thursday, July 31, 2008

SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY

Kelli at There is no place like home is hosting a Show and Tell Friday. I thought it would be fun to join her this Friday.

I have a collection of Vintage Sand Pails and Children's Watering Cans that I would like to show you. I have been collecting these for the past 10 years.

I keep this collection at our Vacation Home on the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona. "The River" is what us Southern Californians call it. Since we have a little beach out in front of our place on the river, I thought Vintage Sand Pails and Vintage Watering Cans would be a great collection to decorate with.


I have over 40 of these items. Most are from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.









I also like to collect the Vintage Shovels.







I have them displayed on top of all the windows and doors in our living room there.
I made all the shelves myself by painting wood planks and buying wood shelf holders at Home Depot. Our decor there is red, white and blue, so I painted my shelves red.



When I have visitors there, and they get done looking at all the Watering Cans and Sand Pails, they can look below under the shelves out the windows and doors and this is what they see.......

26 comments:

Kathy said...

How sweet are all those little watering cans and sand pails! They're adorable. And what a gorgeous view you have!
Kathy

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting! I LOVE, Love, love your vintage pails. How cute is that!!!

Carrie said...

You have a unique and special collection. I enjoyed looking at your photos.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the view....but more so, LOVE the idea of collecting vintage sand pails. What a unique and wonderful collection!!

My Show N Tell is posted, I hope you can stop by sometime today for a visit. Happy Friday!!!

Darlene said...

I absolutely love all those little pails, they all look so cute....also the view WOW!!!!

Melissa Wertz said...

Cool items Anne! I love them. Love the place too!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Anne!

What a fun thing to collect, I bet they are hard to find at times. I hope you make a sandcastle occasionally :) The view is lovely!

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

A Hint of Home said...

I've never seen a collection like yours. How unique and fitting for your location. Good idea!

Ivory Spring said...

What a colorful collection you have -- and the view is simply too pretty!

Purple Princess said...

Those are so adorable

Dawn said...

What a fun collection, and it is absolutely perfect for a vacation home! They are just too cute.

Patty H. said...

What a nice view you have! Your watering cans and pails are so cute!
Blessings

Penless Thoughts said...

What a cute collection!!! We were in Parker once in our RV.
Susan

Hadias said...

What a neat collection. I really like the watering cans the most.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Great sandpails. I just read an article about how these are becoming quite popular. Enjoy them and I hope you enjoyed your time at the river. We'll be there later this month!

Charlotte said...

This is a unique collection. I loved those little pails and shovels when I was a kid and when my kids were young. You have a neat way of displaying them, and I love the view.

Jean said...

Great collection! I love all the graphics and bright colors!

Carla said...

WOW! Those little metal pails took me back! Perfect display for a waterfront property!

Barbara H. said...

I have never heard of or seen that kind of a collection. How unique! You have some nice ones.

Sondra said...

Oh, I just love those vintage pails! Those are great.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Ann!

I love your Show & Tell today! I have always admired your darling pails at the river!

Cute & charming, just like you!

Love ya!
Maryjane

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That's a great idea for a collection! I bet they are a real conversation piece!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting,
diane

diadsie said...

Love your collections-so sweet and colorful!

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh Anne - that's a million dollar view. What a blessing to be able to see that every day. I love your "Green Acres".
Debbie

Lisa Ann said...

What a unique collection. I love it.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful collection! So sweet and darling and you have them displayed wonderfully!
~Kelli

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