The ‘Perfect’ Gift for Doctors, Nurses & Medical Professionals…

This is now in my dining room.


I have no idea.

What are we going to do with a vintage 1950s metal (tin?) Drug Store display rack for Johnson and Johnson Products?  

Really, I’m at a loss as to what to do with it. But neither could I pass it up. It was just too cool.


Its previous owner was a nurse who kept it in her office at work. Just for fun. (I liked her immediately–my kind of person…) The thing is over 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide and almost 2 feet deep. It takes up space.

Seemed a Perfect addition to my sons bedroom. What better to hold the Band Aids, Tape, Gauze, Neosporin and other such products he uses daily?

The boy is always working around something. Broken bones, stitches, poison ivy, scrapes, sprains and so much more…

Yep. That’s my boy up there in the tree fort he and his buddies built a few weeks ago. The one in the lawn chair. (top left)

So proud. Add ‘architect’ to the list of accomplishments. And with just pallets, boards, fallen (weak?) trees, sticks and twigs–placed just so…like a house of cards.

No nails, bolts or ‘safety’ features. And holding several 6 foot, 150-200 lb teenage boys. Such talent. And creativity…

It’s almost as if they are playing Jenga–but with their bodies.

Obviously, my son needs his own personal ‘First Aid Headquarters.’

Son must be nearly 20 feet off the ground up there, relaxing in his lawn chair. And I’m quite sure he was like ‘Mikey’ in the old cereal commercials. Like…they probably sent him up there to test things out, or passed him the materials to ‘build’ that part.

Fingers crossed somebody is ‘trained’ to assist.





Anyways, I’m now the ‘happy’ owner of a vintage, mid-century 1950’s  ‘First Aid Headquarters.’ Just need to figure out where to put it.

Or what to do with it. Other than load it up with first aid supplies for the boys. We could have the ‘trauma’ center over here at my house this summer…

Suggestions? Ideas?

I’d love to hear them…

4 thoughts on “The ‘Perfect’ Gift for Doctors, Nurses & Medical Professionals…

  1. You are such a character! Still chuckling over your first aid station placed perfectly in the dining room. The table and the station are both so unique. Love them.

  2. The ‘station’ takes up space. My plan to set it up with first aid supplies in Son’s room just isn’t going to work. (Though it would have been hilarious) Probably a good thing, because when I think that through, I don’t really want to run an infirmary over here. Must work on Plan B…

    And Thank you for the kind words. We are loving the new/old dining table–and loved gathering around it with the family for the first time today…

  3. Hey Amy- GREAT treehouse! I’m working on a coffee table style book on the subject (my second now), and was wondering if you might be game to send me. let me use, some photos- where you/your boys would be credited, receive a little write-up, and more? Great work! (I also run the blogs relaxshacks and fortaday). Thanks for your time!

  4. I’m game. I’d have to look back and see the quality of the photos. (I believe the boys took them on their iPhones…) I will be in touch. And you only say, ‘GREAT’ treehouse, because nobody you knew was up there!!!! (hahaha…) As a mom, I didn’t know whether to be impressed by their creativity, ingenuity–or be appalled

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