Now I could drag this out another day, but I'm not that mean hee hee
I was told by the guy selling it to me that it is from Germany and that this is a bread box storage thingy. Ta da.
Colleen's is white with a blue top and is in the more traditional shape. So if the seller is to be believed I have an old German bread box that I'm going to put scrapbooking supplies in. Regardless of age I love it.