I have a long standing love with vintage toolboxes – I don’t think I have ever met a reasonably priced one I didn’t love.
I have been trying to figure out what my crazy need for more toolboxes is about – and then one day it hit me.
It is about my Grandfather.
I lost him when I was 15. We were really close. My mom uses his toolbox on her porch.
I think – until it is my turn to have his – I felt the need to have all the rest of them in the world
One day, I was moving some and I stacked one on top of another – and an idea was born.
A Christmas Tree.
Because what is more Christmasy then a stack of toolboxes, right?
I love how the quirky lines contrast with my more traditional home. I know it is not your “traditional” style tree, but I happen to love it.
I smile as I walk past it – and it has only been there two days.
And what else could I possibly top it with other than a small globe?
But beyond my love for my Grandfather’s toolbox – I love the details of them – and when someone’s name is carved, I love them even more.
Words on old wood, love…
It is the rustic details that make me the happiest.
So now here is the part where I admit this is only a grouping of my toolboxes with top – I also have a whole bunch of opened top ones.
What about a big giant snowflake out of those?
What about you, I know it is early, but have you started to pull together Christmas ideas?
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I am lucky enough to say that all of these incredible photos were taken by my talented friend Erin Witkowski of Eve’s Wish Photography.
Thanks for reading friends!