Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vintage Tool Tote ~

A flea market find in my dining room...
I forgot to show you....


A handmade tool carrier...
Tool carriers are not just for garages anymore!


When I purchased the old toolbox, 
I wasn't sure where I was going to place it...

 and to be honest, 
I don't remember how it ended up 
in the dining room

...on my antique shoe cart. 

I did a post about my shoe cart 
which you can read about


I filled up the tool carrier with inexpensive ironstone ...
collected at thrift stores 
and flea markets
.... 


My hutch is overflowing...
These are the pieces that don't fit in my hutch


Do I have too much ironstone??
Gosh I hope not!


I love the handmade nature of the tool carrier....
the color and the wood's patina...


If you look closely, 
you can see somebody wrote their name 
on the side of the box...


So charming to me

...and for $15.00

so totally worth it!


Want to see more of my dining room? 
You can see more 
HERE


I'm still loving the Burlap Table Runner I made...
If you want to see the tutorial click here


I recently repainted my dining room... 
stay tuned for the reveal!

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51 comments:

Designs By Pinky said...

I love it....and the shoe carrier too! LOVE your demijohns, I only have one (:( You can never have too much ironstone!!!! XO, Pinky

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You can never have too much ironstone! Love the toolbox and it's pretty display! Great shots of your dining room!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your toolbox with the itonstone and your collection. Too!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Too much ironstone?? Never! Nice tool box and great price. I found an old shoe cart the other day with six shelves, but the price was almost $500 so not happening.

chateau chic said...

Your tote is perfect for storing your ironstone. Never too much!! And the tote looks great on top of your shoe rack.
Mary Alice

kathee said...

OMG Marcy it's about time! I've missed you! Love that tool box, all the ironstone and the RARE size of your shoe rack! I just found two of them for me...love displaying with them! Talk soon girlie...xoxokathee

michele said...

i love these rustic gems!

come visit soon!

michele

MINHA VIDA DE CAMPO said...

Amei essa caixa de ferramentas. Meu marido tem uma e não quer me dar pra fazer um vaso de flor.Ficou lindo como porta pratos.
Tenha uma ótima semana.

Sarah said...

What? Can one have too much ironstone? I certainly don't think so!
The tool box is a great idea for storing these plates. Looks right at home in your lovely dining room.

Susy said...

Love the tool carrier ~ it can be used for so many things. And I agree, you can never have too much ironstone. It all looks great! Fun to find you on FB (:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your toolbox toting your ironstone is gorgeous. And no, one can never have too much ironstone!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your tool carrier! There can never be too much ironstone! Everything looks great!

Debbie Booth said...

That looks great~! I love it. I have one and you have given me some good ideas for using it! Great blog too.
Blessings,
Debbie

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I love everything here, but I'm really digging that mirror with the old frame! I have a really huge old one just like that, I may have to borrow your idea!

♥Linsey

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous, Marcy!!!
How are you my BFF?

I love that carrier and NO! you do not have too much ironstone.

I will let you know when you do, which will be .....
nevahhhh!

:)

xoxox
A

Deserae said...

Love your little tool carrier....it looks great filled with all your ironstone pieces!!!! Too much ironstone? Never. gonna. happen!!!!! LOL
~Des

Kelly said...

I don't have a tool caddy like that one. I really like yours. They can be used in so many ways. I can't wait to see your dining room reveal with it's new color!

Amy Kinser said...

Love your tool box, but totally love that old shoe cart. I really would love to have one of my own. Your DR is beautiful.

Auntie Bliss said...

Nice, Marcy! Great combo. Hang on to those dishes...you'd cry if you got rid of them.

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I love the way your ironstone looks in your hutch, too!

Stephanie said...

Your shoe cart is awesome! And a girl can never have too much ironstone!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great size that tote is! I think they look wonderful filled with dishes and silverware. It suits your dining room, too.

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

You have a beautiful dining room! I have a very similar tote filled with white plates, but I love how you added in silver, too. I'm now following and can't wait to explore more of your projects.

Have a great day!

Angela

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I love this! There's no such thing as too much ironstone!! I love how you've accessorized the tool tote and made it a functional piece in your dining room. Awesome!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I love the rustic elegance!

Olive Cooper said...

Your plumbers box is splendid filled with ironstone.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a GREAT find Marcy! And you an NEVER have too much ironstone....not EVER! Beautiful room....can't wait to see the reveal!

Lou Cinda :)

Anne said...

Nope I don't think you can ever have too much ironstone! Love your tote!Perfect on your vintage shoe rack.
xx
Anne

Inspired by you said...

I bought a similar tool tote from the flea market at the beginning of summer. It has been sitting in my garage because I just couldn't figure out what to do with it. I must use your idea (if you don't mind). I have ironstone plates hidden away without a place to display. What a clever use of your tote!

Shelia said...

Lucky you! I love your tool box and you've filled her up with lots of prettiness! Never, never! You can never have enough iron stone! It all looks lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

love the tool tote...I have one by my front door with all my garden tools in it..its a double decker tool tote!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Oh Marcy, I truly love your style and home!!! Your dining room is fantastic!
If you ever tire of your tool tote and antique shoe rack, let me know, I would be happy to take it off your hands! :)
Have a beautiful night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so good to see you back!! :)

I smiled seeing your tool crate- I just sold one this summer in my space. I used it as a flower box! I love the way you displayed your ironstone in it- great idea. I've sold a few of those ironstone pieces recently too. Love it!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a cool piece! I love it! And no....you can never have too much ironstone :)

blessings,
karianne

Art and Sand said...

I love the wooden tray on the dining room table & of course your tool box.

suzyq said...

Oh that's just gorgeous - have to be on the lookout for one of them now -
a new obsession lol - and your runner is beautiful!
Your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you can
Hugs,
Suzan

Little Leslie said...

I love the ironstone in the tool box. It's a great way to store and show part of your collection. I'm going to steal your idea and put my old toolbox and ironstone in my booth. I think it will be a hit. thanks,
by the way, love the cart too.

Sue said...

Love your tool carrier full of ironstone,Marcy! It's a great look in the dining room. :-)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming! Sharing at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

I have fallen so in love with ironstone.. it just seems getting harder and harder to find the vintage pieces. To set them in the toolbox was utterly charming! A great way to display the "overflow"! I plan on clicking on your tutorial link for the burlap runner as the color and texture create such a wonderful ambiance for your room! Nicely done! I have now become your newest follower and if you get a chance, drop on by my blog. I would love to have you over!!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love your little shoe cart and tool box! I have a couple tool boxes like those. I don't know exactly what it is about them, but I really like them! They're great for planting flowers in! Found your blog through Courtneys' link party and will now be following and looking forward to reading more fun posts and admiring more great pics! Feel free to come see me at pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com. Hugs, Leena

Cindy said...

I am a new follower, you have a GORGEOUS house and you show if off beautifully on your blog. so glad I found you!
Hugs, Cindy

Katie Sue said...

I am a new follower. Found you through French Country Cottage.
I love your ironstone. You can never have enough!
Katie
katietreasures.blogspot.com

Lee said...

Looks lovely. I love the idea.
Lee

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Hey Marcy! I mailed your package Friday and they said you would get it tomorrow (Tuesday). Hope it is what you wanted :0. Have a great Labor Day! We were at the lake yesterday and it was beautiful! Today it is raining cats and dogs. It will be a good day to get stuff done INDOORS!

Lou Cinda :)





thistlewoodfarm said...

So happy to see you back! I hope you had a wonderful break with your family! I can't believe you found that for only $15!

blessings,
karianne

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Your home is beautiful!! I have been on the lookout for a tool box, but haven't run across one yet. Love yours and how you have it displayed. Gorgeous! Returning the follow. :)

~ Liz ~ said...

What a beautiful home you have! The burlap table runner with the fringe is wonderful, along with all the lovely white dishes. Too many? Is there such a thing? Well not from the outside looking in. You have a gorgeous style. Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas to leave me a comment and follow! I can't wait to see what else you have been up to. Love your site!
Liz

~ Liz ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and for checking out my project and taking the time to comment!
Liz

~ Liz ~ said...

Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and for checking out my project and taking the time to comment!
Liz

Dewi Novita said...

nice info