Tuesday, March 3, 2015


A few weeks ago at an antique mall, Bob found a great old crusty tool box -- one that had seen a lot of use!  After a short negotiation we brought the box home with us.
Some people like to keep things in their found condition; but, Bob sees everything as a project.
He likes to take everything apart to see how it was constructed; polish everything up; repair it; and return it to its original intent.
 Under the grime was unusual handmade copper hardware.  
He figured out that some of the hardware was designed to hold leather straps that were missing.  Also, that the tool box was designed to hold saws.

And to add to the story --- last Fall, Bob was walking down to get the mail one day when he spotted some antique saws in the neighbor's trash at the curb.  He asked him about them -- they belonged to his grandfather, and no one in the family wanted them.  Bob was happy to take them off his hands and out of the landfill!
Now the saws have a home.

Yes, finders keepers!

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Bill and Mary Glidden said...

Always love the stories of how you acquire your treasures Sally!! You and Bob are such a complementary couple with your gifts!!

Miss you!

bee blessed

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a wonderful marriage from two different sources. A saw tool box plus saved vintage saws. Beautiful together. Lovely toolbox.

mray said...

What a wonderful antique toolbox you discovered for the saws waiting for a forever home! There are angels all around us. Thank you for sharing!

Leslie said...

Wow.. what a great tool box. I have something similar that belonged to my father in law. I think that it's time to fix it up a bit! Thanks for sharing.

While reading the comments from Ceekay's recent blog post.. I found that there are a lot more down home bloggers out there. I'm your newest follower. : )

Greetings from Baltimore

Susan Clayton said...

Stories like this just make me feel good! Nice to know those fine tools have a good home.

bj said...

What a great box...love it. I'd have it on my mantel or coffee table..lol
Bill likes to redo most ever thing, too.
Hope all is good there...sure hope to see you come summertime. :)

Jann Olson said...

Oh my Sally, I love this box and it's so cool that Bob found out what it was meant for. So glad that he spied those saws and came them new life! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my gosh what serendipity! My hubby loves old boxes too, but takes them as is! What a nice talent to have.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Gorgeous toolbox! Great story! Definitely a keeper!

NanaDiana said...

What a GREAT find, Sally. I love it!
Thanks for popping in to my blog and leaving a "hair care" comment today. I don't have a direct email for you. xo Diana

The Charm of Home said...

I love pieces like that! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Debra@Common Ground said...

this is a wonderful box, what amazing patina, and those metal corner pieces. Even better that your hubby found the great saws to fit it!