I never quite understood the fascination with giant old crocks...until I saw this crafty idea. They are heavy, sturdy, and far more reliable and creative than your standard trashcan. I have to admit...I normally just spend the money to get the can that matches whatever set I picked for a room. I have one in my bathroom that goes with my bathroom theme...same deal in my bedroom. Easy...but boring AND expensive. I loved this idea for an antique lover. It allows you to stick to the theme of keeping history alive in your home...and you can actually use all the old crocks you own.