I wanted something for my counter and could not find anything I liked in the store. I was looking for a cookie jar or some kind of pottery but I could not find anything that was big enough or didn't get lost on the counter and that was also pretty to look at and add charm to my kitchen. That was until I stumbled onto this wonderful ceramic bread box. Its everything I wanted and more. Hand crafted and just the right size. I use it for coupons, mail and misc. paper things. Its great. I am 100% happy with my purchase and not to mention it looks great in my kitchen too . . .