Toolbox & Crate Christmas Tree

Toolbox and Crate Christmas Tree from Finding Home

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.

Me and Grandpa

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?

Tool Box and Crate Christmas Tree copy 2

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.

Tool Box Tree in Entry 2

And what else could I possibly top it with other than a small globe?

Tool Box Tree Globe Star 2

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.

Tool Box Tree Red Toolbox 2

Words on old wood, love…

Toolbox Tree Stack Close Up 2

    Tool Box Tree Above View copy 2

It is the rustic details that make me the happiest.

 Tool Box Tree Close Bracket copy 2

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.

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