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Remembering the Ice Bucket

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Perhaps it’s “Mad Men” being back on the air or how much we enjoy being outside with friends, but we’ve really feeling the urge to entertain more often. And with that urge has come a desire for a certain accessory associated with the Mid-Century: the ice bucket.

The Ten Vintage Ice Buckets – in no particular order

Not a drinker but still love a cute ice bucket? We’ve gathered 7 alternate uses for ice buckets, all worthy of a little Mid-Century Modern charm.

Some great ideas for repurposing objects, like these small plastic ice buckets that she used as planters. They’re cheap, colorful, and double-walled to keep moisture from condensing on surfaces. Her creative re-use inspired us to think of a few more ideas (besides the obvious) for using ice buckets at home…

• An ice bucket with a lid makes a useful countertop compost bin.
• Designed to hold water, they make great vases for larger flower arrangements.
• Use one as a wastebasket in a home office or bathroom.
• They’re good catch-all containers for kitchens, entryways, and kids’ rooms.
• A large, tub-style ice bucket works well for laundry.
• As a courtesy to a house guest, fill one with clean towels and toiletries.

If you’re looking for your own cheap ice buckets to put to use, restaurant supply stores, big box retailers, and even dollar stores are all good bets.

Originally Posted by Apartment Therapy

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