Tuesday, September 17, 2013

HELP US FILL THE PIG


Wooden Pig Bowl

This is something I recently found in storage that was originally from my Grandparent's house.  I don't remember if they ever put anything in it, I think it just sat on a shelf getting dusty.  I was going through boxes and found it and thought it would be perfect at the farm.  So I cleaned it up and polished it up a bit and now I wonder what to put in it.  One of the things I always enjoy about this blog is asking you for opinions and advice on stuff.

SO...what should I put in it?  And where?  Kitchen?  Coffee Table?  Foyer?  Nightstand?

Help us fill our pig!
Wooden Pig Bowl

33 comments:

  1. OMG!! That is PERFECT for Seda Bolsa! LOVE IT!! How about fill it with coffee beans with little glass votive candles nestled amongst the beans (I would probably use vanilla). I think it would be awesome conversation piece in the dining room.

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    1. Oooh, great idea that's thinking outside the box. Never thought about that. Thank you!

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  2. 1st Man,

    Why not fill the big with wrapped candy, and place it on your coffee table.

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    1. I like the idea of wrapped candies. You know, my Grandparents were fond of Brachs, they always had a bowl of those sitting around (though for some reason they never used this pig, ha). Thanks!!

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  3. I'd fill it with "stuff" that I collect during walks--pinecones, etc.
    Put it in the foyer-great conversation starter!

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    1. Dang, another great idea. Now I DO have a large vintage Ball (or Mason?) Jar that I'm thinking of doing that for but this would be easier. Thanks for the suggestion, that's on my list now, ha.

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  4. Put it wherever you want to put stuff down--keys or change. That pig is wonderful. How long is it?

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    1. I forgot to measure! And it's at the farm now, ha. I will check this weekend and update the post. I would guess about 14" long? It's not huge but it's not tiny either. I'll get some measurements this weekend.

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  5. i feed the squirrels all winter long so i would fill it with hard shell nuts.

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    1. Wow, see, this is why I ask all my bloggie friends, always such great ideas that I would have never come up with. Thank you!

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  6. Where ever you put it (and I thought "Chocolate!" first), it's adorable!

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    1. Ha, thank you, I had forgotten about it when it was in storage so it was a nice 'find' when I was cleaning up a few things. I have some other fun things I found that I'll be blogging about soon. Chocolate always comes to mind first, ha. :-)

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  7. I've seen a rabbit-shaped bowl like this pig. Used to hold apples, nuts, bread/rolls.

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    1. Great ideas! And bread rolls definitely a conversation piece on the dining table, thanks!!!

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  8. Can't tell how large it is from the photos. If large enough, Autumn filling should include apples!

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    1. I think it would hold a few apples. It definitely has a Fall feeling to it. And I'll get measurements this weekend.

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  9. How big is it? I'm thinking apples in the fall, glass ball ornaments and a few twinkle lights at holiday time, pots of spring blooming crocus in the spring....

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    1. OMG, love the idea of changing it out for the holiday with ornaments and some lights. And a few small pots of bulbs is great too. Thank you!

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  10. Hmmm...on the dining table use as a bread basket, votive holder, apples/lemons (real or fake). Foyer/entry keyes, wallet, phone. Bedroom; rings, watch.

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    1. OK, you know I was thinking of those apple suggestions, but was thinking of the random mouse and maybe being attractive to them. But artificial is a great solution (and lemons would be bright and colorful as well), thanks for all the ideas!!

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  11. If it's small, I'd use it for the change I empty from my pockets before doing laundry. If it's big, maybe fruit? I love the little hooves :)

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    1. It's bigger enough to be too big for change but not big enough for a lot of fruit but we'll see. Those little hooves are kinda neat huh?

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  12. I suggest small pomegranates, corn (on or off the cob), wheat stalks or a sheaf. Here's why:

    http://www.bartleby.com/196/116.html

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    1. Wow, now that is a great link, I LOVE history and background of mythology like that. Great AND would have a story. Thanks for sending the link. I might just have to print that out.

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  13. i'd probably have it as a catch-all - change, keys, sunglasses, etc. but that's not very fun. :)

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    1. Hey, sometimes practical trumps fun, ha. I do have a bowl by the front door and a tray in the bedroom for that kind of stuff but funny thing is, they still end up somewhere else, ha. Maybe the pig would inspire me to keep them in one spot, ha.

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  14. Here's a totally different idea. Line it with something to protect the wood and fill it with a small plant, preferably a succulent or cactus that doesn't require much watering.

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    1. Now that's another one for something unusual. I like that. I'd want to make sure nothing leaks but like you said a succulent wouldn't require much care (i.e. water, etc). Thank you!!

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  15. I have one that is very similar. I keep it on the buffet in my entry hallway filled with mints, gums etc...
    It's very easy to use when walking out of the house or when friends come over and feel like popping a mint.

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    1. You know, I wasn't sure what kind of candies to put in there if that's what I ended up doing, but I like the idea of mints and gums. Great place in the entry hall too. Thanks!! I"m leaning toward the entryway as something neat to see when someone first comes in.

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  16. SO.., instead of the coffee beans with votives, why not use dry legumes (lentals, peas, pintos) so many colors and this way, you would always have Pork and Beans on the farm. Sorry, i couldn't resist ;-).

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