An Old spitoon.

Patricia W
by Patricia W
I found a very old hammered solid brass spitoon today at Humane Society thrift shop. I certainly dont want to turn it into a planter. Its about a two gallon size and very cool. Id love some ideas or thoughts on what I might use it for.
  11 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Feb 18, 2013
    I have no bright ideas, but your question got me wondering, so I looked up the history of spitoons on Wikipedia. It's pretty interesting:
  • Amanda E. Amanda E. on Feb 19, 2013
    vingate umbrellas is my first thought, it that's your style.
  • Sweet Inspirations by JP Sweet Inspirations by JP on Feb 19, 2013 gloves, a trowel and hand rake would make a cute garden vignette! And maybe some jute tied around the rim and attach a seed packet to hang off of it for some garden color.
  • Patricia W Patricia W on Feb 21, 2013
    Thank you for the cute ideas! Ill post a pic when Im finished!
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Feb 22, 2013
    @Patricia W not sure how your kitchen is set up, but maybe to hold the large utensils in a handy spot. I use a very large plant pot for mine, but it might be a little smaller than 2 gallons. You may also be able to transform it into a bubbling fountain. Or perhaps using it upside down as a stand for something.
  • Carroll A Carroll A on Feb 23, 2013
    If you post a picture of it, you might get more suggestions, depending on the shape, it could hold kindling next to the fireplace. Hide tp in it next to the toilet. LOL
  • Sharron Abrams Sharron Abrams on Mar 13, 2013
    OK I GOT IT !!! Take it outside - put sand in the bottom and decorative rock on to then add a solar light with dollar store finds like glass birds etc. put it where you need night light - would look great in the garden or pathway up to the door. Hope it helps - let me know????? please
  • OhSally OhSally on Jun 22, 2015
    I have an antique brass train chamber pot. On the side, it has a sign that says not to dump the pot out the train window! I use it in my bathroom to hold small things that tend to clutter up bathroom countertops. It just seems fitting to have a chamber pot in the bathroom. A me...seems more of a family room accessory than a kitchen one. If you have a fireplace, depending on the size of your spittoon you might put fire-starters, long matches or butane lighters in it on your hearth to keep them handy and out of sight.
  • Denise Denise on Aug 24, 2015
    A fountain in the garden, or even a tabletop one?
  • Karenkibler7 Karenkibler7 on Mar 11, 2024

    Thank you for the suggestions! I have 2 one is like a LG. Cup. I took your advice and put my fire starters in it. It now sits proudly on my hearth! The other on is enamel metal painted white with a pretty navy blue rim painted on it. I also took the suggestion and put it in my bathroom for the toilet brush.👍️

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 11, 2024

    Money box for small or large change?