Collecting: Strong Box

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I already knew I had a ridiculous weakness for vintage suitcases which evidently extends to old metal cases as well.


Found this heavy metal black box at the Brooklyn Flea last week and I violated the #1 rule of vintage shopping: DO NOT BRING HOME WHAT YOU HAVE NO USE FOR! Bad, bad shopper.My hoarding tendencies are showing ;)  It just looked too cool to pass up!

Now I've done it, what should I use it for?  I could use it to store supplies but it seems a shame to put it in closet. 

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  1. It's cool. Can you use it to hold remotes in the man cave?

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    1. Good idea! But I dont think the remotes ever get put away down there :)

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  2. Can't tell the size for sure but how about putting it on a table and keeping your playing cards in it or perhaps you like to keep pens, pencils, scissors in your living room (I do so when I'm reading the paper I can cut things out, make notes, etc.). I'm a great collector of boxes and have them all over the house with lots of things in them. My favorites are the boxes I have given each grandchild and then I put treasures in there from each of them - cards, pictures, shells we pick up when I visit, etc. Some day I'll give those boxes to each of them with love from Grandma.

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    1. Thats very sweet (the box for your grandchildren).

      This one is pretty large (about bread box size) so too big to put out on a coffee table or anything like that. But perfect for a treasure box.

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  3. That box is custom made for your passports, your insurance policies and anything else you would pick up and run with due to a fire... Agatha first, that box second!!

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  4. It's not useless & it looks awesome! I have something similar & use it to store all my beauty stuff, make-up, lipstick & such.... ;)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  5. It looks like a great place for extra keys ( with labeled tags,of course).

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  6. It looks like a great place to store recipe cards!

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  7. I was thinking the man cave, too! Maybe use it to make a poker "kit" -- put in chips, cards, a mat, ?

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  8. For some reason, I see it sitting on a small table in the entry way for keys, sun glasses, etc.......

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  9. store chocolate candy/candybars in it! Out of sight but still accessible.

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