Tuesday, March 22, 2011

all work and no play...not me

Now that my pal, Jennie and I have a booth at a local antique mall, we now have to "work" the mall which means we have to donate 4 hours per month walking the mall (helping out, helping customers, etc.)  If we don't want to walk the mall, we can pay a monthly fee and skip it.  If we do it together, we each only have to walk 2 hours. The first time we did this was on a Saturday afternoon and we didn't walk the mall, we ran.  We were so busy that the time just flew by.  This month, we walked on a Friday morning.  There were very few shoppers so all we could do was just walk...and walk...and walk....for 2 hours.  There is an upside to that though.  We shopped.  We walked around every single booth and looked at every single thing.  We spied a couple of things we wanted and as soon as our 2 hours were up, we bought them!  I actually found 3 things I really wanted.  I'll show you the first one today and the other 2 later in the week.

I picked up this large tool box.  I like that it's white.

It's almost as long as my coffee table.

It has these handy little pockets for holding tools. It would be a great place
to keep remote controls...if we had a tv in this room.  This is in our main living area
downstairs and we don't have tv in this room...by choice.  
We keep the tv upstairs in the tv room.

I'm sure I'll find something else to put in those pockets.
Any suggestions?

It holds magazines perfectly.

Here's one of my little aged pots next to it.  

 Toolbox special


  1. Great idea for the magazine rack. I'm loving the Flea market mag. one I just got yesterday.

  2. Well. I'd probably put my reading glasses in the little pockets. But I'm blind like that.

    It's awesome, Gina! I like that it's white, too. It's got just the right amount of age on it!

  3. I was going to suggest magazines or books . . . but you already figured that out! It would also look nice with little potted plants (herbs?) on a deep windowsill. I can't wait to see what else you got!

  4. What a great find! I love the use as a magazine holder!

  5. Looks great!! So chic and colorful with the magazines!!

  6. I know what you mean about working the mall. I am convinced they make us do that cause they know we all can't resist a good buy! It was so much fun talking to you guys. I love magaizine idea! I would put drinking glasses, silverware, plates and napkins in it and use it on my dining room table! Have a great week!

  7. what a cool toolbox, I love how you used it for magazines but even empty it is awesome!!!!!

    congrats on the 400 followers...

  8. Love it! I would put a pencil and pen along with cute note paper in the pockets.

  9. I love it, fits great on the table. If you have some small tubes you could stick a few blooms in there.

  10. All I can say is...wow, I hope you have really really comfy shoes?

  11. LOVE the new magazine holder! Great find!


  12. Ohhhh I like it VERY much! Very cool piece. Love how long it is too. And in white!! ENVY. :)


  13. Love that it's metal - so junky! It's beautiful :)


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