Little House and a Lunch Pail

Who didn't love
Little House on the Prairie?
I was their number one fan.

I watched it every time it was on. I cried every time it was on too. 

I was so emotional that my mother embroidered the words "crying towel" onto a hand towel so I could use it to cry on. 

I had the Little House on the Prairie lunch box too....
(too bad I didn't save that!)

I loved that the girls carried their lunches to school on the show in lunch pails not lunch boxes.

That's is just what I was thinking when I found this adorable
vintage pail.

I love the natural aged patina of this pail...

No antiquing solutions on this baby but if you want to create one then click that link and I can show you how. 

There are a thousand things to do with this tin besides using it for lunch. I'm filling it with pinecones for now. 

What would you do with it? 

I love it when something sparks a few very happy Memories!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Hi Susan! Long time, no see! I am a HUGE LHOTP fan. I've mentioned it on the blog MANY times. Sigh. . . brings back great memories. LOVE your lunch box!

  2. I was going to comment that my niece was THE biggest fan of Little House.... But I see she beat me to it. Love your blog...

    THE biggest fan's aunt!

  3. I loved Little House, still do! I wanted to be Laura Ingalls!

  4. My head immediately went to the opening theme music the minute I read Little House on the Prairie. Guess I watched it plenty too, and probably cried, but had to use my sleeve.


  5. lovely! WE love lhotp here! we grew up with it and now my daughter has caught the bug. my brother always used to call it little prairie on the house (by accident) & it stuck! :) lovely lunchpail - thanks for sharing this little piece of history!

  6. I love LHOTP - at 6:00pm every night I watched that sweet show. I loved the simple life they had. I still read books along those lines...we don't change. Cute dang pail, too!!!

  7. I had to come back over and say..maybe that is when we started to develop our own style. You and I like a lot of the same things and actually - those things could possibly be a prop for this show. ;)

  8. Love this! I'll be visiting here often...we're moving soon and I need decorating ideas!!


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