This is what you see when you walk up my stairs. A gorgeous antique shadow box, a couple of antique pie crust mirrors, a rose watercolor, and yes ~ A toolbox on a chest of drawers.
I showed the shadow box a long time ago on my blog. I had intended to redo it. But I lived with it's charm and I really love it. The only touch I added was the mother and child cameo that my husband had given me soon after my second daughter was born. It really seems to fit right in and gives it a personal touch for me.
The toolbox was my grandfathers. He was a toolmaker and used this all his working life. It was in my parents basement for years still with my grandfathers tools in it. My dad cleaned and polished it and presented it to me for my birthday one year. I use it to store and display some of my vintage powder compact collection.
Some travel souvenir powder compacts.
An assortment of mostly Stratton of England compacts.
A sweet favorite.
Another favorite. I was thrilled to find this strawberry embroidered vintage hanky. I knew right away it was perfect to display with this compact.
This compact caught my eye because of the swan down puff. It's so soft!
My grandpa's toolbox has become my treasure box at the top of the stairs.