I didn't use the flour sifter and only had it for display. It was missing a small piece on the bottom, so I thought it would make a really cute planter. It has a purple and yellow viola in it. I love the color of this old cast iron sink, and with a few rocks in the bottom the drain is perfect for allowing extra water to drain out. This has violas in it also. They are such easy keepers and violas and pansies are my favorite. These will be at the Farmer's Market on Wednesday!