Thursday, August 19, 2010

VTT: Vintage Shoe Shine Box

A very good VTT to everyone! I'm linking to the original VTT party over @ Colorado Lady . So come over for a visit and join the fun!

Today's post will be a short one as I have the early shift at the postal counter of UNjoy.

Today's item is something I have seen all my life, all of my 44 years. The shoe shine box.

I remember my mom telling me she bought this in the 50's. I don't know where. It was in the kitchen when I was growing up and I used it a lot as seating and a step stool. I feel a tiny bit guilty because it needs some TLC....I need to put a couple of nails in the bottom to make it hold!

Sorry about the flash! I was in a real hurry yesterday as I took the pics and had to use the flash because the light in the hall is minimal at best. I love the handmade painting on it.

It still holds shoe polish, brushes and rags; all the fixins to keep your shoes and boots beautiful. I use it regularly because I'm a firm believer that shined shoes look more polished and professional!

Have a great VTT!
Keeo on thrifting :)


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That is cute! I think my dad had a plain brown unpainted one - no where nearly that cute! I wonder if he still has it???

LV said...

I have seen these shoe shine kits in the past. The ones I recall were not designed just like this. You have a great vintage item you should give a little tender care and hang on to.

Douce France..... said...

This is something very unusual to find. I think that you should preserved it. Have a nice day.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, how neat is that and to think it was your mom's purchase, that is really awesome! Thanks for coming to see me, love visitors!

Have a great day!


P. said...

I love the colorful shoe shine kit! We never had the stuff in a cool box. Dad kept the polish and brush on his bedroom closet shelf.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think it is very cool and love the red and design on it!

Postcardy said...

I love your decorated shoeshine box. I have a shoe shine kit my mother bought me in the 1960s, but it came in a flat plastic box and doesn't look old.

Mary said...

What an adorable shoe shine box/step stool :-)

Miri said...

Really cute! Love the painted design and bright colors!