Our Walton Sugar Chest is designed to mimic the functionality of sugar chests commonly used in southern homes in the early 1800s, but with your modern-day needs in mind.
Part of our American Country Home collection, each chest has a pair of dovetailed drawers with wooden knobs, as well as a large storage area with a convenient lift-type door. It's the perfect height for an end table that will neatly house your favorite books, magazines, newspapers and more.
Stained Finishes Chestnut Honey Pine Maple
Painted Finishes Antique Black Antique Red Antique White Avocado Green Bayleaf Beeswax California Sand Cottage White Shaker Blue
Comments about Product: For months I had been looking for a storage unit to put on the landing inside my front door. Every time I would find something I liked, it was too long. My daughters gave me this for Christmas - and it was perfect! I now have a place to store shoes, gloves and my garden hats. It's cute as a button! :)
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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!