When friend Sally and I were last down in Pittsburg, we stopped at a favorite
Marked down from $45 to $25 to $15
wicker ash tray.
Perfect for the porch where Husband Jim smokes his cigars!
Because cigarette smoking and cigarette accouterments were
big in the 20s, 30s, 40s and even into the 50s,
I assume that this little wicker treasure
dates from that time period.
It was painted red and appeared to be the original paint.
Perfect next to Husband Jim's porch chair
Except . . .
it was RED
and didn't match the traditional whites and greens of the front porch.
A coat of paint (or rather two)
Now it looks as if it belongs on the porch (and not some stray who happened by)
and Husband Jim can have his cigar
And watch the world go by!
Flicking his ashes into a proper receptacle
with matches hand for a relight!
It's Monday and my paint job is joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Met Monday