Monday, October 24, 2011

tool box & pulleys


Every time I wear a Wisconsin t-shirt I meet the nicest people... 
and I get the best deals... because Wisconsin folks are nice like that.
Saturday morning I stopped at a yard sale near my home and the homeowner asked if I was from Wisconsin. I had forgotten I was wearing my Wisconsin cow-tipping t-shirt that I found at a yard sale a few months back for a quarter. Well, come to find out they were from WI and had recently returned from visiting family. We had the best visit till I was leaving and saw this ginormous old wooden tool box! I had passed one up several months ago and I was not going to let that happen again.


It had twenty dollars on the tool box... but it was also filled with old wooden pulleys and railroad spikes, tons of rope and barbed wire. I told him I would need to go home and get more money. He asked what I had in my wallet and I told him $15.00 and he said "that's plenty". I was thrilled! 
And I truly believe it was because I was a fellow-Wisconsinite. 


Any ideas of what I could do with these awesome wooden pulleys and rope? 
Yes I could put them on eBay and make a boat-load... but I might keep em.


Because seriously, look at them. How could I ever part with them.


Anyway, I have plans for this baby... BIG plans! But I welcome your ideas too.
Linking up with ~
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY

7 comments:

Mel's Designs from the Cabin said...

I like it...what are you going to do with it?

Anita said...

Wow that was a find!! People are snapping those things up for a lot more money!! Looks like I'm gonna have to look through my dad's garage again, lol!! Thanks for entering the giveaway too!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

WOW...now that was one NIFTY THRIFTY deal!!! Love that awesome looking tote and I would use the pulleys as bookends!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

That's one of the neatest tool boxes or totes that I think I've seen. Love the lettering. Great find.

All That Glitters said...

Awesome finds! Love the tool box!

LBP said...

What a cool find!

Blessings

Linda

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving that box! so very cool! xoox, tracie