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
Looks good! Great makeover. My mom had many vintage cigarette "stands." I remember then...throughout the HOUSE! Boy times have changed.
Lovely little cigarette stand, especially with the fresh coats of paint. My MoMa smoked! It led to her early death @ 78 years of age. I never wanted any of her ashtrays, but I would have loved to have had her crystal (heavy) lighter! Have NO idea where that might have gone!!! Husband Jim should enjoy having this piece close at hand,indeed!!!
What a great find! I'm sure that such small items must be rather rare as they'd have had a lot of use.
This painted up so nicely! Just righth for your porch.
I made your chicken in cream this morning. This is wonderful stuff, and it will be a new favorite! Thanks, Martha.
What an interesting little piece of furniture. I've never seen one before. it was nice in red, but stands out much better on your porch in white :-)
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