Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Doesn't hold water

Well, they don't.
More metal colanders.
Don't hate me, but I seem to find them everywhere I go.

First- my favorite so far. White and red.

Old Metal Colander- White and Red

Old metal colander- underside

Old metal strainers

Metal strainers

The very last one is not as old and is a heavy stainless steel. I'm using that one. I know, it looks filthy. It was. Two words- Magic Eraser.

The rest end up on the wall, in my garden or lined up for some future projects. Some of you have asked how much I pay for these beauties- .25 to $2. I never go over $2. Some would say I'm cheap. Heck, I'd say I'm cheap.


Donna @ The House on the Corner said...


So pretty - and I can just see them used everywhere. I wouldn't call you cheap - I'd call you smart!!!

Journey said...

Isn't it funny how some things just cal your name. There is always a use! I collect pitcher - and honestly rarely use them except for flower arrangements. But I just can't resist them!

Farmchick said...

My favorite is the one with the stars on it.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Not cheap, but thrifty. Those are great collection...I could see them just mounted on an outdoor wall for their graphic quality.

Diva Kreszl said...

you do have a great collection of these, I love them all and at that price I'd snatch them up too!

Lisa said...

lol you are too funny. Love the title. Also love those colanders.

Olive Cooper said...

Your colanders are fun and graphic. I have a star one that was my Aunt's from the 1940's.


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glenda said...

I love the enamelware one especially well...they're all nice, tho. It's fun when something you love just keeps cropping up for ya...

Rambling Girl said...

rants for me but happy for you...I find them but people around here want 10.00 up to 15.00...I have found a couple for 7.00 but still to much for me to spend on those...maybe one day I will find one of those babies.

Love your Bella got her groove...love seeing your clothes on a weekly post...I love hopw you match them.

Have a great weekend!