Wednesday, July 21, 2010

OLD SUITCASE LOVE!!!

I am linking this up with
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ for show and tell Friday and http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ for vintage thingie thursday.
I love old suitcases and have had quite a few over the years. I gave 3 to my daughter and just kept the brown tweed ones. I got them at an auction a while back for $5.00 for both of them. I had not displayed them because I was waiting to find a small one to go on top of them so they would look finished. I went to a yardsale a couple of weeks ago and there was an open suitcase with packets of vintage jewelry in it. Most of the jewelry was priced too high, but there were packages of buttons that were real cheap, so I was picking out the packets of buttons. The gentleman came over and said his wife said if I would take all of the packets I could have the suitcase they were in all for $10.00. I looked around at his wife to make sure that this was for real because you know how men are sometimes about getting rid of stuff and she said yes I could have it all for $10.00. I closed the suitcase, handed them the $10.00 and ran to the car before they changed their mind. It was the perfect fit for the top suitcase I was needing. Don't you just love yardsales.

34 comments:

  1. You were very lucky to find all that and it to be what you wanted. The old jewelry was probably worth more than $10. You got a real deal.

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  2. What a great find! I love old suitcases and trunks, also!

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  3. Deal of the century! I just love how people have different values for their stuff. They probably thought you were nutty for paying "that much" for the stuff.

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  4. Oh how exciting!! I love these suitcase--and I too would have ran away super fast at that deal! Yard Sales are the best. I'm glad I've come back too them. Hate to say I'm a bit hooked on them.

    Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping over to my blog.

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  5. What a great find! They look nice stacked together.

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  6. What a great find! Hope there was nice jewelry in there too!

    Debbie

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  7. I saw "Blue Ridge" on another blog and just had to come over and say hello. I'm originally from Virginia and miss those misty mountains a lot. I get back for a few weeks every October when they are so gorgeous. I look forward to exploring your blog.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  8. Wonderful find. They all look great together. I love this kind of storage.
    Very cool....

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  9. They look great! I collect lots of "stuff" for my store. I shop all the time for it. Suitcases have always been on my list of things to find for me - and wouldn't you know, in the 5 years I have been doing this - I haven't found 1 good suitcase. You are a very lucky lady - for many reasons.

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  10. Ok! You and I are going to be following each other. Your postings are geat. Love, love, love the suitcases and your other collections.
    You're off to great start with your blog.
    Have a great day.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  11. They are the best! I always find the best deals at garage and yard sales. What's more, you get to meet the sellers where they live, and the prices....well....that's the real gift of thrift!

    Thank you for your visit! Happy treasure hunting, Stan

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  12. Wow, great deal! The suitcases are beautiful and I can't believe you got such a great deal on them! Awesome!

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  13. Great suitcases (I just love the display) and a great story!

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  14. I adore vintage suitcases too!!!
    So glad I found your lovely blog. I look forward to following along with you on all of life's many adventures!
    Smiles...
    Susie

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  15. I love old suitcases like that. The flat tops make them easy to stack, unlike the newer types.

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  16. There can be some amazing deals at yard sales when people are not emotionally attached to what they are selling. Great set of suitcases.

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  17. What a great deal!! I really have a hard time finding these types of suitcases around here. When I do, it is usually just one and very pricey! Have a great VTT!

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  18. What a steal! Buttons for projects AND a fab suitcase. What's not to love!

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  19. Love your suitcases! This is such a fun post, I can just see you hot footing it to the car! :)

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  20. What a great find! and the price was definintly right! Margaret

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  21. What a fabulous deal! I would've done the same thing!

    Those are lovely :)

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  22. 'Start the Car, Start the Car' (Ikea ad). Great find on the small case.

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  23. Love, love, love your old suitcases...I'm looking for a few for storage in my studio.
    What a bargain you got...I would run fast too before they changed their minds!...lol

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  24. Love it!! I am having a CSN Giveway on my blog My Dream Canvas and would love for you to drop by.

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  25. Great...I love this. And as for yard sales? Boy, it's been a long long time since I've been out and about. You've inspired me once again.

    For your convenience, Here Is My Show and Tell Bargain Link. Hope to see you visit with me.

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  26. Oh, my goodness, you got quite a deal. And yes, I know exactly what you mean about husbands getting rid of stuff!

    Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

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  27. Lucky you! They are fantastic stacked up...love that look!

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  28. you're off to a great start with your blog...i enjoyed going back through to the beginning. you're had some terrific thrifty finds. looking forward to following your blogging adventure.

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  29. What great vintage suitcases!! And what a steal!!

    Debbie

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  30. Yep! That was a great find! I would have taken it and ran, too! (after I paid, of course!)

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  31. Fantastic find, sometimes you gotta grab and run! I love vintage suitcases too and they make great hidden storage if they aren't too smelly!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Tracey

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  32. Amazing finds, what a great story. It reminds me of that Ikea sale commercial where the woman looks at her receipt and thinks they made a mistake so she wants to get out of there quickly - "Start the car! Start the car!" I'd been wanting some of these, too and just found two of them curbside - the day after a garage sale, I think.

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  33. You hit the jackpot at this garage sale! I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed each one! What a sweet place you have here. Nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, ldh

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  34. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking your time to write comment.

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