My Blog List

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Plumbers Toolbox?

The plumbers toolbox is a favorite find for both of us. 
We have been calling it a plumbers toolbox anyway. 
Correct us please.
Joe wants it for actual tools. No way is that happening lovey. 
I enjoy piling platters in it or books.

I am beginning to think I need some sort of cloche intervention. I found this one Saturday and I really need to stop buying them. 
I found the large Williams Sonoma platter at one of the stores I consign for.

Yet another cloche. I found three of the basket weave cloches at a yard sale for fifty cents each. You see why it is hard to stop?

Urn love.
I have it bad.
The one on the right is Italian.
 We found that vintage frame on the far wall at a local flea market.

We are not having Thanksgiving at our house so the plumbers toolbox can stay here until the Christmas decor spills out happily.


I will check back with you, my peeps, later today as I am going down to our town square to deliver some goods and shop a bit.
Linking with the delightful Debra of Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.

may joy and peace surround you


  1. Too late for a clodge intervention, I fear...

  2. The toolbox is cute, lovin' that great twisty urn:@)

  3. Hi Olive! I love your toolbox no matter what you call it! I have a little one, but it came from Michaels! :) They are fun. Good for you, you're off the hook for Thanksgiving! Have a blessed one!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  4. I think it's working out great on your table, Olive! I can't wait to see how you decorate it for Christmas. I just picked up something similar today at an antique mart ~ red ~ and it just said "decorate me for Christmas". I have no definitive ideas yet, but I'm sure there are so many ways I can go with it. Love the cloches and urns, too. Apparently, we have the same sickness!

  5. For some reason I had plumber's crack on my mind. Your husband and mine should get together. When I bought my metal toolbox he was excited because he thought I bought it for him to use in the garage. Silly men!

  6. You always find the best things Olive! Are those woven ones bee skeeps? Whatever they are, I love them... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Oh I agree. Less to clean, cool, heat and then less stuff to put in it and maintain.

  8. Oops delete my previous comment. I am so scatter brained right now I posted it on the wrong blog. Anyway I love the box and I just want to move in your inviting warm home. Love the way you decorate.

  9. I have been looking for an old tool box...or plumbers box to dress up seasonally. You are going to have fun with this. Tell Joe, "Hands off!"

    Great cloches...I really love the woven ones. I have one and prize it!

    Enjoy your evening out and about!


  10. I kind of have a cloche addiction too...along with the bottle brush trees! You have found some good ones! I think it's a both carpenters tool box and a plumbers. One of my Grandfathers was a carpenter and the other a plumber! If it's fairly clean it probably belonged to the carpenter...pretty grimy and it was a plumbers. :)

  11. Tell Joe not to snatch that toolbox looks great there! I don't think one can ever have "too many" cloches either!


    P.S. Loved your comment on my post "...grumpy UNTIL that first great find then all is well..." Ha! So true!

  12. Great finds! I love ALL of my cloches (woven and glass) and urns (small and large). It appears we share the same affliction. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  13. Ha! And I can identify with the need for a cloche intervention. My daughter rolls her eyes every time she comes home and sees a new cloche. I'm trying to think of it as a practical thing. It cuts the dusting a bit. It's a lot easier to dust the top of a cloche than lift up and move around everything that's under it.

    I love the tool boxes, too. And am thinking I have one that needs to come home.

  14. No way Jose! That's what I'd be saying. LOL Keep that sucker and play with it to your heart's content. I ♥ the woven cloche- looks a bit like a skep. And for 5o cents each?! bargain!!!! I was w/Kathy when she bought her red box/tote today. She loved it and it was a bargain, too.

  15. Hi I am back catching up yet again on blog reading this time after the olive harvest! I love the wooden tool box and can think of a multitude of uses for one.

  16. I use one on my sewing table to keep supplies - I have no idea who used it - mine was fairly new and clean.

    I have an old toolbox of the lid variety that I love with only bits of olive green paint clinging to it and the label 'drill bits' written in sharpy. :)

    It stores devotional mags for my girls.

  17. Olive,
    Thanks so much for your visit!!

    I love the tool box and all the endless decorating possibilties that it presents!!


  18. Olive,
    this is a great idea for the toolbox. I have one hanging around in our carport just waiting for my imagination to kick's been there 5-6 years now...sometimes I am slooowww...but thanks to you, I might just bring it inside now...I really like your post..thanks..

  19. I like those tool caddies used for decoration too. Love that antique frame that you found. It is so unique. Are you going to put anything in it? I'm off the hook with hosting Thanksgiving too this year. Yay!!! I hosted last year and now I don't have the stress this year. Have a great weekend shopping.

  20. Olive I too have a cloche thang....Or pretty much anything that even resembles a cloche thang...Like domes of all kinds...even cheese domes aren't safe from me...And really how many cheese domes can a person use?...But I digress...I love all of your finds! Especially the wicker cloche. I'd love to have one of those. And urn shapes get me every time too. And silly Joe, what's he thinkin' that you're going to use that perfectly wonderful plumbers toolbox for tools?? *winks* That's a display piece supreme!Lol!
    I hope you have a great time shopping and find lots of treasures. Vanna

  21. Hi Olive...

    Love what Tom (the first commentor) said..."I'm afraid it's too late for cloche intervention", my friend! Hehe! But who cares? I must admit that I have a "thing" for cloches as well!

    Well dear lady, I love your old wooden toolbox! It's great for displaying your beautiful dishes, etc. Love that! Ohhh...and such pretty creamy white urns too! Ohhh boy, I could go shopping at your place! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your pretties with us, Olive!

    Warmest wishes to you and your family for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  22. No no, Joe. No can have the tool box once a wife lays claim to it as a part of her decor. That's the rules!

  23. I have a "carrier" addiction and whatever you want to call it, it's cool! Also lovin' that great platter! urns and cloches? can never have too many! xoxo

  24. This blog is very nice and informative!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Plumber Crows Nest


I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive