Rubbish Tuesday #14

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This little trolley cart.. it has some history. It is old. It WAS rubbish but now it has a home. It is loved.

One December we were invited to an open house by a couple that makes, searches out, and collects all kinds of wonderful. This couple made a small farm table with benches for us because I wanted to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner on The Porch… The Porch is THE place at our house. We opened the door to their workshop and I locked on to the trolley. I hurried over to it with a sense of purpose and an air of ownership passing other peeps busy looking at this and that and nodded at Brenda… SOLD! Brenda, the collector of all things wonderful, told me it was an old Florsheim shoe trolley. They pushed the shoes all over the factory on trolleys like this one. St. Louis, Mo had a Florsheim shoe factory for years. I had been looking for a small work table for our kitchen and this little trolley called to me… spoke to me. It did. Really.

I asked Doug, Brenda’s husband and fixer upper and maker of all things wonderful… would he make a work top for the trolley with hinges so I could stash stuff underneath. And Doug did just that. I don’t do much WORK on it but the crock looks great there with the utensils and CH finds that very handy when he cooks.. πŸ™‚ It also is the perfect place to hang the dish towel!

Joining Roan for Rubbish Tuesday!

75 thoughts on “Rubbish Tuesday #14

  1. Oh I love the trolley….and its’ history…..and both what it WAS and what he BECAME when you adopted it. It looks just perfect in your kitchen…..and who doesn’t appreciate having a little extra space in their kitchen – especially if it has that much personality! Well spotted treasure Pix……bravo!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

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    1. Ima taking a bow for your “bravo!” and for doing the good thing and giving the little trolley a home Pam (and Sam)! It still has the wheels on it and I can roll it all over the house! You made the Teaser TOUGH this morning!!!!

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  2. I agree, sometimes things call me too: they say: here I am and I only think YES! I love this trolley cart, it has a history and I wish it could talk…. and sometimes I create a story for things I brought home :o)

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  3. Oh Pix I love it!! you knew I would πŸ™‚ I have a thing for taking the old and repurposing it ..something always wonderful about reviving some history and I almost always here these objects saying thankyou! imagine the BOOTS it may have seen….see knew I was going there πŸ™‚ my latest revive was old iron house airvents…some have been turned into grates at the end of a path and others are ‘feet’ for planter pots πŸ™‚ you and I could be related πŸ™‚ love this pic hugs Bev xx

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    1. Holy hecks I never thought about BOOTS being on the trolley! I am shocked!!! If you hadn’t brought that up I woulda never thought of that!!!! I was just thinking shoes… !!! Ya think we could be related? How fun would that be?? Hugs to you Bev!

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  4. I love it! Isn’t it great when you see something that you know really belongs to you and no one else? The crock is the perfect accessory. Thank you for joining in!

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    1. I loved joining in.. it was good to read what rubbish was.. Ha! It made things so much easier! And yes there is BIG satisfaction when know that we have a special use for a particular thing and can make it useful our own way!

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  5. In answer to your question on mine. I open the link Monday morning for some who like to post them. I leave it open through Wednesday, so anytime is the perfect tiem!

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  6. Love it! I would never have guessed what it was originally used for. Clever idea to have a hinged top made for storage below, too! You have a pretty kitchen, Pix!
    Hope we get some rain this week. We’ve only had a few sprinkles again. I’m getting tired of watering flowers! I’d like Mother Nature to help out once in a while!!!

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    1. Hey Cheryl! Fingers crossed for rain. I want rain so bad I don’t know what to do! My kitchen works well but I long for one of those fancy kitchens but I couldn’t live through the redo of the thing.. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks on the kitchen.. sometimes I would like a frufru kitchen but I don’t want to go through having anyBODY in the house redoing.. πŸ™‚ I think it is happy where it is and it really is convenient.

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  7. AUNTIE PIX
    YES THERE IS A LOOONNNNGGGGG PROJECT. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO START 7/21 BUT IT SEEMS RALEIGH SITS IN A MONSOON ZONE. THE PROJECT NEEDED 3 FULL SUN DAYS. FINALLY LAST WEEK PROMISED 4 DAYS. THANKFULL 3/4 OF THE PROJECT WAS DONE BY THURSDAY…THEN IT STARTED RAINING AND HAS BEEN RAINING SINCE FRIDAY. THERE ARE PICTURES COMING UP NEXT WEEK.
    HUGS MADI

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