What a great piece you can display for the holidays that will immediately add light and enchantment to your lovely home. This berry bucket renders soft light that illuminates through the holes located on the sides. It is filled with greens and a jolly Santa marked, “Made in Japan” (post WW2).
I wanted to illuminate this old grey granite-ware bucket so Harry drilled holes in the sides to allow light to shine though. I added a 35 strand of lights that do have a plug end and placed them at the bottom of the bucket. Greens were added, some accented with red berries and were placed inside. A Santa resides in the middle and loves the forest surroundings. We all hope we can pull him away from his nature retreat in time to deliver presents come Christmas Eve!
The bucket has some dark surface rust located on the inside bottom area as well as on the outside bottom edge. There are no chips present on the outside which makes for a nice display. It is of the smaller variety and can be placed just about anywhere of your choosing.
Mr. Santa boasting blue eyes is also in good overall condition. Both elbows have a dark spot as shown but no other areas are effected. He is fashioned from paper with chenille legs and is holding a single tree branch. His face was hand painted and he is ready to make your acquaintance.
This piece would look amazing tucked in an open cupboard or on a shelf displayed with other holiday accoutrements such as Putz sheep, Beslnickles, bottle brush trees, small pull toy’s and the like. You can also place this bucket in a dough bowl filled with greens and berries for a unique look. It will illuminate soft light that will add special warmth to your antiques just in time for the holidays! Enjoy!
Overall height of the berry bucket including the handle is 7 ¾” tall, Bucket itself stands 3 ½” tall, measures 5” across the top opening and measures 4 ½” across the bottom. Santa stands 3 ½” tall, measures almost 2” across @ the widest point (elbow to elbow).
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