Handmade and hand-hammered in Bali of solid steel with a rich antique copper finish. Use it to store firewood, magazines, dog toys and more. Raised handles make it easy to carry; a lip at the bottom keeps dirt and chips contained. Includes 5 lbs. of Fatwood.
Size 8-1/2" dia. x 8-1/4"H
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Comments about Product: We had been looking for something to hold our fatwood and when I saw the Dancing Bears Fatwood Basket we knew we finally had found what we hade been looking for. The bonus is that it comes with 5 Lbs. of fatwood. It is just the right size for our hearth. If I had to put a con in it would be that I wish it was a little lighter in color.
I highly recommend the Dancing Bears Fatwood Basket.
Comments about Product: Should have read the size description. Picture makes it look larger than it really is so only ideal for small hearth or no hearth settings. Mostly for looks because will not hold more than small amount of fatwood.
Comments about Product: I purchased Dancing Bears Fatwood basket for my father for Christmas. He received P & H fat wood last year for Christmas and loved it. I thought this container would be an attractive way to store it on his hearth. It is attractive and well made but much smaller than it appeared in the catalog. I think he will still enjoy it, he will just have to fill it more often than I anticipated.
Comments about Product: I absolutely love this. It's very well made, cute, and perfectly sized for our smaller hearth. Our fireplace is appropriately sized for a smaller room, and too often the more attractive accessories are too big. This fatwood holder is just right.
Comments about Product: I only wish this was a little bigger. I realize it would cost more, but feel it's a little small and would pay more for larger size. Other than that, my sister loved it and will use it at her home for many years to come!
Comments about Product: I bought this for my uncle for Christmas, so I haven't used the fatwood since it is a gift. The dancing bears container is so cute and seems very well made. I know he will enjoy it and my aunt will like it too, since it will keep the hearth tidy!
Comments about Product: The item is very cute, and well-photographed. Looks much bigger in the representation. Also, it's made of steel, with a copper finish, not made of copper. It is structurally durable, but the finish scratches easily if the basket is used in context with a fireplace and holding/storing fatwood.
Comments about Product: This was a gift for friends, and they were thrilled with the fatwood basket. They have a cabin in the Georgia mountains, and will enjoy the fires in the fall and winter. It meant a lot to them because they have bears in the area of their cabin
Comments about Product: I am very happy with the quality, appearance, over-all it is a 5 star. [...] Plow & Hearth did a wonderful job of keeping me informed as to the status of the order. Looking forward to future encounters with Plow and Hearth.
Comments about Product: I bought this for our neighbor who loves to use his fireplace. I do think it is a great gift but honestly the price is high for the size of the container. It is much smaller than it appears on the website and in the catalog. However, it happened to be something that he loved!
Comments about Product: I gave this as a present for my brother and sister-in-law at Christmas since they love to build fires at home and didn't have a place for their starter wood. They loved it. It was a little smaller than I had imagined it, but the dancing bear design is cute, and the copper color is very attractive. I bought this with a special offer at a reduced price. The four stars instead of five is simply for the price value if it were purchased at regular price -- it's a little pricier than I would have paid.
Comments about Product: I should have checked the reviews because a number of them would have alerted me to the VERY small size of this basket. Surprised the catalog has not yet been willing to give the dimensions of the basket.
Comments about Product: I actually bought this because of the container. My husband and I saw the picture and thought it would look great at our cabin. Unfortunately, we did not pay close attention to the dimensions. When it arrived, we were really suprised at how small it was. It is still cute, but rather misleading.
Comments about Product: I thought this would look nice sitting on my hearth. However, it is too small to hold its own there. It looks silly. Right now, it's sitting on my coffee table, but that's not apropriate either. Get the bigger version is my advise.
Comments about Product: Very nice, smallish fatwood/kindling basket. It is a nice copper, nice design, and the solder joins are solid enough that I don't worry about picking it up by the edge when it is full of fatwood.
Comments about Product: Very cute. I use fatwood to start my fires but did not like having the box sitting on my hearth. This decorative holder solved my problem. It looks great sitting on the hearth holding my fatwood. I like to add some whimsy to my home and this fits the bill: whimsical and useful.
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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!