Monday, November 4, 2013



This project went pretty quickly, although it created a snowball effect throughout the rest of our home!

One thing led to another and the next thing I knew the entire house was in disarray.

 In fact, one trick or treater asked us if we had just moved in!

We had track lighting installed inside the closet which required a handy man.

You know how that goes... 
 While he was working on the closet, I was making a list of all the little things that needed fixing.

So happily a lot of things were taken care of in the process.

What you focus on expands... and since he has finished and moved on, I've added some more things to the list!

That's what happens when you find a good handyman!

 I am thrilled that I finally have the perfect place to display the vintage cash boxes that I've collected over the years.

It couldn't be more perfect since our son has chosen finance as a career!


Kathysue said...

Oh how I love the way you display your treasures!! xo

helen tilston said...

Hello Terri

It looks like a gentleman's dressing area. Beautiful and the cash boxes and his career being connected is perfect

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous. I agree, it does look like a gentleman's dressing area. Hugs, Marty

molly- See you downtown said...

Love the cash box collection/display. Makes me regret selling the one box I had. Enjoyed seeing them. Thank you.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Perfect! And, I am loving those vintage cash boxes! Just lovely, Terri:). Have a great week!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wonderful project! Your cash box collection display is fabulous and, I agree, it does look like a gentleman's dressing area. Great project!

Anonymous said...

And are you like me? And stash things in the cash boxes?

La Dolfina said...

Hi Anon... most definitely YES!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

This is so awesome! You truly have a gift. Tommy is majoring in finance, too. Where do you live again, and how far are you from SF?

French said...

This looks totally amazing!!!! I love the display, and the appropriateness of the collection. Well done You!

Karena said...

Terri I not only love the room; incorporating your collection is a perfect finish!! You are so creative!

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Love those cash boxes! I have one and of course I want more….everything looks better in a collection!

Divine Theatre said...


I know what you mean by "the snowball effect! We have a full fledged snowman in this house! LOL!



Burlap Luxe said...

It looks like a department store window display, divinely old world and a bit Ralph Lauren.

Bravo on the look and style.


Woodside Park said...

What a fabulous and unique collection! Now I want a few cash boxes :) So cool displayed en masse. I hope you are well, Terri.

designchic said...

What a dream closet for your son- so masculine and just love the display of vintage cash boxes.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Terri, Cannot believe what a gorgeous closet you made out of this! It's like an old haberdashery with your boxes! So gorgeous. Ralph Lauren would love it! Your son is so lucky.

Hope all is good. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! xx