Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thrifting and a Brief Excursion to the 1950s

I know it's not sewing or craft related, but don't forget about the giveaway I have going on! Pereg Gourmet has generously donated some boxed food (with dehydrated real foods, no chemicals or preservatives!) and some of their amazing spices to one of five readers. It takes only a few minutes to enter!

Okay. So this is more of a craft project that couldn't be. 

I went to Goodwill and found this amazing suitcase. Originally, they were asking $20, but when I went back recently, the price dropped to $7. I decided it was worth it.

Clearly, I need to replace the Turkey sticker that someone decided they didn't like.
I was thinking about turning this into a pet bed or something interesting, but since I was actually buying it this trip, I did an inspection.

Yes, a pet bed! One of the newest additions to my family, Franklin. (Brother not pictured.)

The case is still intact, and the locks still work. The only problem is that the lining is starting to fall out, which really isn't that much of a problem.

Nothing a little glue won't fix. Probably.
Everything else still looks beautiful.
So then I was going to turn it into a picnic suitcase, similar to this one:

Isn't it adorable? I love picnics and I hate having to carry everything in multiple bags. One cute suitcase with everything would be perfect, right?

Not according to my boyfriend. "What a waste of time and money! Even if you go on picnics once a week, you'll only use that 12 times a year." Hm, good point.

So it looks like I have a new suitcase! What else could I do, but dress up and have a nice retro day around the neighborhood?

Waiting for the bus to take me back to the 1950s.

I'm all self-conscious about the crack in my sunglasses that somehow never showed up on camera.
Adorable print! Got this at the thrift store too.


  1. Great find. I have an old&huge suitcase that I store my sewing stuff in (notions, patterns,etc). Having a non-existent sewing space, whenever I want to sew I just carry my machine to the dining table, Pull up my suitcase-o-sewing stuff and voila, a sewing station in no time.

    1. Wow, that's such a great idea! I think I might convert this suitcase into something similar!