This is definitely not an "old" item, however I thought it was kind of neat. Obviously, it's meant to be used as a wine caddy. I picked it up out at Mizeners Antique Market the same day I picked up that &*$#% tray! This was $10.00. I planned to spraypaint it and then put three different sized candles in the base of it with some nesting straw around it. I think it will make a lovely glow in whatever room it ends up sitting in, don't you? This didn't take too long...quick and easy!
I say simply (hahaha) because it was...however, totally messy stuff to work with! I've never used it before and I had to pull out the vacuum cleaner afterward and vacuum everything! Little fine hair-like fibers all over the floor and the table and chairs in the dining area! Crazy! But, I wanted it to look like a nest and it does!
What is it with me and nesting today?! hahaha!
As a final touch, I tried a bow first....no go. But, I do think at Christmas you could put a lovely ribbon on this to make it more seasonal! Then I tried some white flowers, but it looked like something that would be the centerpiece at the head table of a wedding...just sayin'! So, finally...I called my friend, Maureen...the decorator....and asked her if she had any birds laying around? And...she did...what a lovely whimsical touch!