Monday, April 18, 2011

My first Suitcase . . . .

This has been a busy week for me, with Gr-daughter here, hubby not well AND the North Melbourne Market stall.  LJ and I did manage to visit a few Op Shops, and I did find a few things but mostly it was things for her, including $2 worth of wool she managed to turn into a scarf within 24hours  ~~ so not many exciting finds for me.
Today, we popped in to visit a friend at their place of work (my old work place), and look what I spied in the rubbish skip ! .. a great old suitcase, that made its way from Southhampton England to Australia in 1963.  One lock is broken, and the hinges are partly broken at the back, but with a bit of a quick scrub with a damp cloth, it looks lovely already, and inside is a pretty pink paper lining.

this will be the first of my 'new' collection of cases to stack and keep fabric and other crafty bits in.  Watch this space for my next one, for I know once I have one.... I will have to have more.   Unfortunately some of the old travel stickers have been partially removed, but there are still enough there to add some 'character' to this old case.

So I will enter this on Sophie's  FLEA MARKET FINDS blog, even tho it is really a 'dumpster diver find'.


  1. Gosh its gorgeous with its travel authentic. I have found old cases so addictive.

  2. I love your "new" case Lyndel the travel stickers are wonderful. Good spotting!

  3. Lyndel, I should have given you the suitcase I had before I left. It had been on a European Grand Tour with its owner and had the prettiest travel labels.

  4. LOve it and am so glad someone who saw its beauty was you I also love old cases and have alot of globite ones.Once I didnt buy a leather one from an oppy with Mumbai stickers on it when I went back it was gone still regret it all these years later

  5. What a gorgeous case. There's something about vintage suitcases. I can't go past them.

  6. Wow, stickers and all-lucky find! Glad it didn't end up at the tip. I've been having a ball checking out all of the hard rubbish lately :)

    Suitcases are a great way to store things and have a nice vintage vibe about them


  7. Need your help I follow the Vintage Bothy like you do but never see any picks but everyone else must as they comment what am I missing?Am I blonde or just having another senior moment.

  8. Oh Lyndel this is a FABULOUS suitcase Lovey....The shape & the luggage labels are TO DIE FOR & I am TOTALLY GREEN with envy....!!

    GREAT find....!!

    Tamarah :o)