Designed to afford the greatest amount of storage in the smallest space, and built to stand up to heavy use, this early appliance of our ancestors proves a handsome, handy addition to homes today. Handcrafted in the traditional manner, ours has sturdy dovetailed drawers that open easily on center drawer guides. Two paneled doors conceal a fixed half-shelf. Solid pine piece is finished with a heavy galvanized tin top. Pewter hardware and bead-board backing contribute to the rugged construction. USA.
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Comments about Product: I bought this as an accent piece but I use it as storage.I put a crochet doily in the middle and put a gorgeous blue and white bowl and pitcher on it,and a teapot,and coal oil lamp that sets on the shelf.This is very attractive,I got it in the lighter wood,love it.I've wanted a dry sink for upteen years and finally got one.
Comments about Product: Superior quality and attractiveness. [...] I use it in my kitchen to house small appliances, which I use on the galvanized metal top. Spills will not damage the top of this dry sink, and it is easy to clean.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!