Putting Vintage Collectibles To Use

I just wanted to share with you the vintage goodies I got to bring home with me when I visited my dad in California a few months ago.  My dad is a bit of a collector, and he has acres and acres of vintage goods that I got to sift through when I was out there (see this post and this post).

Vintage Collections

I was traveling with my sister and we didn’t have much space in her car, otherwise we would have brought home so much more.  It was hard to leave some of it behind!  I did debate with myself whether or not my sister would miss her suitcases, sorry sis!  Anyway, here are some pics of what I brought home.  An old metal milk crate, a rusty, crusty toolbox, a fun wooden soda crate, a galvanized mop bucket, a galvanized tub, and some smaller items – telephone transformers, old glass bottles, some kind of bristle brush, some horseshoes, and a few railroad spikes.

Vintage Collections

Vintage Collections

Vintage Collections

Currently, it’s all sitting in my garage, waiting for me to have the time, energy, and inspiration to do something awesome with it.  I gathered a few photos from the interwebs of some possible display ideas.

Galvanized tubs:

vintage galvanized tubs

 

vintage galvanized tubs

 

vintage galvanized tubs

Wooden soda crates:

vintage galvanized tubs

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vintage wooden soda crates

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vintage wooden soda crates

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vintage wooden soda crates

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metal milk crates

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Metal milk crates:

metal milk crates

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metal milk crates

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metal milk crates

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Tool boxes:

vintage toolbox

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vintage metal toolbox

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vintage metal toolbox

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vintage metal toolbox

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 What do you think?  Have you used vintage items in unusual ways?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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