Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Old Tool Box has Fallen!!

Do you remember when I found this glorious thing at a garage sale a few months ago?  I paid $5.00 for it.  The man I bought it from said his dad, who has passed, made it about 60-70 years ago.  Yeah.  I wanted one so bad.

I knew Fall decorations were just begging to be in this tool box.  And I am so pleased with the outcome, I could barely wait to share it!!

Ok...maybe you are all not squealing, but I am!!

Joining in some parties:  Potpourri Party @ 2805
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper 
Cielo @ Show Us Your Cottage Monday  
Tabletop Tuesday @ Marty's.


Sweet Meanderings said...

You did good! It looks great! Where did you put it? I tell you the heat brings out your creative side!

Lori said...

I have that same leaf candle, smells wonderful, I won't burn it though too pretty.

Gail said...

I love your old tool box! All your touches of fall looks great! I've enjoyed my visit.

Have a wonderful evening,

NanaNor's said...

Wow what a great find! I love it filled with your fall things-so very cool. Have a great Friday.

Vee said...

Oh it's so delightfully fall! How could anyone let his father's handmade toolbox go? Good thing that someone who'd love it came along at the right time. Super find!

Cyn said...

Ceekay it looks great..BUT I have to honest here..being your blogging friend and all...I think your box would LOOK way better on my table at my house! :)

NanaDiana said...

That is SOOO flipping cute! You filled it nicely to the brim and it feels like Fall has fell! Love it- xo Diana

Tina said...

Beautiful arrangement! You did a great job putting it all together!

A Hint of Home said...

I love all the little goodies you added to the adorable tool box!
The scaregrow is darling!

Shelia said...

Oh, Ceekay, it's gorgeous! You did a fantastic job poking stuff in all those little holes! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
shelai ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK, it looks fabulous. I totally love it. You did such a great job of decorating it. Love the piece of crochet also. So pretty with the pumpkins, corn and all the pretty foliage. Hugs, marty

Cheryl said...

Hi Ceekay,
What a buy you got on that tool box...I love it. I also love how you used it for colorful and creative...nice job! Thanks for sharing...

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love your old toolbox! The fall decorations are lovely.

Happy@Home said...

That toolbox was a great find and a great price. I love how you have decorated it for fall. So cute. Just think of the fun you will have with it for all of the different seasons.

Anonymous said...

I love it! What a fantastic find, with a history and all! Love love love the decorations for fall, what a perfect touch. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us!

Mary @ Redo 101

Marianne said...

Oh, I love your toolbox. I really want one of those. It looks so pretty all decorated for fall!
Marianne :)

Marigene said...

I love the decorations you have added to that wonderful toolbox!

Jann Olson said...

Oh am I squealing! It is absolutely darling! Love, love the tool box. What a find! Love, love what you did with it. It would be so dang cute holding fat quarters of material. That is when you're through using it as a decorating piece. Which may be never, because it's so universal. You can just use it for every holiday. Sweet piece my friend.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love that toolbox and love how you've decorated it! Beautiful!


Honey at 2805 said...

This is a fabulous arrangement, Ceekay! Isn't that tool box just great! You really did a great job putting it all together!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation and hope you make this a weekly party stop!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful Fall vignette Ceekay. I love the tool box story. I like hearing where things like that have been or how they began.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm always squealing:@) Glad you got that special tool box, it looks great and like you're all ready for Fall-enjoy!

Oliva said...

Great looking arrangement! Where I see a toolbox, you see great things!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That looks great Ceekay, love it, beautiful for fall, and what a deal!

The Tablescaper said...

Great fall comfort. Love your decor. Great to have your contribution to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

You really did put your *new* old tool box (wonderful find) to beautiful work! It sure looks like fall has arrived at your house. Well done!

Rettabug said...

Dang...I've got a wooden tool box, just sitting in the garage, since I pulled out the herbs when they died. I am going to go get it TODAY & stuff something autumnal inside.

Thanks for the inspiration in sharing your idea. LOVE the looks of yours, esp. that cute sign. Doncha' WISH we could buy pumpkins for only 5¢

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ceekay, I love the tool caddy and you have it decorated beautifully for Fall.

Kathleen said...

You did a great job with that! What a sweet old toolbox!
Have a great Sunday, Ceekay. Here from Seasonal Sundays!

Liz said...

LOVE IT!!!! :)

I came out so cute!


Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

It was wonderful to see your name in a comment! I am so far behind on blogs myself it is shameful so sometimes seeing a name is just the trick I need to get over to a blog.

Love what you did the tool box and all your other fall touches too.Thanks so much for stopping by! BIg hugs!!

CAS said...

I adore that toolbox and what you did with it! It's perfect! Don't even get me started on apothecary jars. I'm seriously addicted! Isn't it wonderful that just a few simple things inside all that shapely glass, just becomes a "WOW!"

Below is an email that I had forwarded to you, but now I'm wondering if maybe you didn't get it. Anyway, I had been talking to Kristy @ Hyphen-Interiors about a Phoenix bloggers get-together & she took the bull by the horns (thank goodness) & has something in the works during the first week in November. I hope you will be able to attend because I truly want to meet you. If not this time, then we will try again! Anyway, please reply to Kristy if you plan to attend, or you can reply to me and I'll forward to her.
:) CAS

From: "Kristy Swain"
Date: September 30, 2011 9:16:41 AM MST
To: , "Swirls of Happy" , "Katie @ Clarendon Lane" , "CAS" , "Destiny" , "Annette" , , , "Joani B"
Subject: A Bit More Info

The consensus so far…

What Day?
Tuesday or Thursday seems to work best for everyone.

What Time?
I had written that we could meet at 6:30pm, but then realized that wouldn’t leave much time for shopping after. So, maybe an early dinner at 5pm? That way we’ll miss crowds and the worst part of traffic. Then, we can shop afterward. Does that time work for any of you?

What place?
Kierland Commons seems to be where the overwhelming majority wants to go. Home stores in the area include:
Z Gallerie
Crate and Barrel
Restoration Hardware
Sur La Table

The Scottsdale Quarter is across the street. It has:
West Elm
Pottery Barn

There is a True Kitchen in Scottsdale Quarter. So, we can eat at White Chocolate Grill OR True Kitchen. I’m totally up for either, as that smoothie sounds yummy.

So, once again, could you give me your thoughts?

Time to meet; is earlier better? Restaurant – True Food or White Choco? Tuesday or Thursday?


Toni said...

Love the tool box, and what a bargin. You have decked it out to perfection. Really love that leaf shaped candle.

Thanks for stopping by to see my front porch. Have a great night!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I must quit taking about it or thinking about fall decorating and do it!

Nicole said...

Nice tool box! There are probably millions of awesome things you can do with a lovely box like that!
What About Procrastination

Sue said...

How wonderful that you found this old toolbox, complete with a history! I LOVE both of mine and fill them with treasures for each season. I like all of your "fall additives." :-) I'd like to invite you to sign up for my give-away to celebrate our new backyard. Hope you'll stop by, Ceekay. ~Sue

Myrna said...

Just darling, Ceekay!!

Laurel said...

Love that tool is the perfect home for all your fall goodies :) Laurel

Suzy said...

Oooh, I would love to have an old box like that. I love all of the colors that you used.

Donna said...

I have something like this toolbox in my basement! I will have to bring it up and decorate it. So pretty and I love everything you used in it. Love all the colors!

Pam said...

That is so darn cute. Your got such a deal on the toolbox!

Poppy said...

Your toolbox is soooo very cute Ceekay! I would love to find a similar one... it is so perfect and has a multitude of uses! Your fall vignette looks absolutely wonderful in it.I'm so sorry to know about your friend... sending you and her family all my love and hugs. Blessings~Poppy

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