Sunday, October 7, 2007

Creative Storage Containers: Coal Scuttles

copper antique coal scuttle

Coal scuttles were designed to store coal near the fireplace or stove where it would be used. A recent article by antiques experts Ralph and Terry Kovel suggested the scuttles could now be used to hold magazines, or to serve as small tables.

But when I look at pictures on the web (like the one above from, many of the coal scuttles I see seem like they'd be useful in sort of the same way some baskets are - for storing all sorts of things, from kitty toys to yarn.

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