Thursday, June 17, 2010

A man, a bucket and some soap

Doesn't the title sound like a commercial? {smile}

First let me say these are not the greatest photos. I tried from all angles and directions and this is
what came out the best so what you see is
what you get.

That being said... Don't you just love my bucket and
soap holder for a certain someone to use so they
can clean up outside?
Okay, okay...I may use it occasionally too.

{ I had a lightbulb moment when Marietta posted
this photo above that was originally from
the Country Living website}

I knew I had this Martha Stewart enamel
two piece soap dish stashed somewhere and that
hubby could make a bracket for it.

I had the hook laying in the potting shed,
the bucket was sitting on my deck and I have had
the towel for a long time.

Honey...can you do something for me? It is very
simple and won't take long...

He gave me *the look* again (I think it is called the
I love you and off to his shop he went.
I was mowing the lawn and next thing I knew it
was all fastened to the pole. yay!

What you don't know is...there is a water hydrant on the
other side of this pole and I was trying to mow between
the roses bushes and the hydrant. BIG MISTAKE! I always seem to get hung up somewhere. I was trying
to be very careful , but that hydrant just reached out
and snatched my mower! :)

Of course I yelled for hubby! Can you just imagine
the scene? He comes walking over , shaking his head
and laughing.
There is a story here because I have hit other things
in the past, but we won't go there. This is why I think
yard mowing should be left up to MEN! ha. ha.

BUT I will say the very first day that we purchased this
mower( brand new mind you) a few years ago, hubby
came home and hopped on it, threw it in gear,
started mowing and promptly hit my fence!!
So I am not the only one who has this problem. He says he was used to the other mower we had
and the reverse was all turned around.
yea , sure ...whatever. lol.

After we were in the house last night and I was thinking
about my new installation I wondered what would
happen to the pail in a big wind. Will it go sailing off
to the neighbor's house? I guess we will just have to
wait and see.

I do love how it turned out for an
imprompto throw together.

Oh , and I will not be leaving this towel outside to
get ruined. I must find another vintage one soon.

Happy Thursday!


Irene said...

What a great idea.

Passionate for White said...

Oh my Sandi...this is just THE cutest thing I've seen in a while!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my, Sandi, EVERYTHING is pretty at your house!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

LDH said...

I love, love, love how cute this is! I wish I had a sweet bucket so I could set one up right now! Useful but oh, so pretty!

Amanda Kaake said...

lol! You didn't mention the time I ran into the chicken coop, ran over a newly planted tree or hit the hydrangea bush that I had to surgically put back together. rofl!

I must say, you're amazing! I LOVE this. It's absolutely gorgeous and practical! I think Matt would give me the "I love you" look too. lol!

Elyse said...

hi sandi,

loving this idea and your bucket 'n towel couldn't be sweeter! great pics. :)


Lady Pamela said...

Fabulous idea. Just might have to steal it. ;)
I am so glad we have handy men in our lives.

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a darling set up! Love the roses in the background--Jacqueline

A Cottage Muse said...

I love it!!! What a great idea!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a sweet idea and oh so pretty. I loved your vintage tablecloth and roses post. Gorgeous photos! What a glorious day of flying kites you had with your family. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :) Tammy

June said...

Sandi, can I steal this great idea??? Dale is always coming in and washing in the kitchen sink after he's done shoeing his horses. Yuk! Tha smell is awful. This would be such an awesome solution. Your pictures are just beautiful!!!!!
hugs to you

Irene said...

I know you like to do vintage spoons thought you'd be interested in this tutorial.spoon tutorial
Hope this link works.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How cute is that!! Love it..

Warm hugs,

aimee said...


Marydon said...

I don't know where to begin ... I had a LOT of catching up to do with you, my friend.

Love the wicker planter ... I want one! Annika is absolutely adorably cute flying her kite. The bird bath florals are fab, gonna try it myself, wonder what the birds will think! And, I love LOVE the bucket & soap ... my hugs would still miss the point ...

Not been up to snuff, got an bronchial infection from allergies, oy!

Love your presentation in PORCH, mine are so small you need a magnifiying glass ... yours are lovely.

Happy Father's Day to your hubs, sweetie. Have a beautiful day.

TTFN~ Hugs of love, Marydon