In honor of Bread Box the blogger, I am showing you my antique bread box. I was told when I bought it that it dates to around the turn of the last century, but there is no date on it anywhere that I can see. The top photo is of the top of the box. Click to enlarge and read the caption. The design work is quite nice too. I had to take it out on the deck to get good pics of it.
This is the front.
This is the side.
This is the inside of the open front. I love the "snow job" written by some early ad exec. Apparently, the coconut they refer to was soap.
I have never kept bread in it because it is quite rusty and I have never been able to clean it sufficiently. I was always afraid if I used too much elbow grease on it, I'd scrub off the print and pictures. It sits on the table beside my bed, and holds tissues, hand lotion, mints, bookmarks, pen and paper. It looks much neater in this than in the basket I used to keep it in!