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'.