April 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds!

I'm joining in with Sophie's Flea Market Finds this week for the first time in a while. That doesn't mean that I haven't been on the hunt for the ultimate prize/treasure...... I have, life has just been so busy and today I've decided that all the other stuff can wait it's time to have some fun and share a treasure.
 I found another vintage suitcase ( like I needed another one ) at a garage sale for only $8. This one caught my eye because of the red trim on the outside, I know it looks a bit old and bashed but I don't care I think it looks fab in the middle of my stack. There was a whole wall of suitcases at the garage sale and I so wished I could have given them all a new home.....but I haven't got any room left and my existing suitcase stack is already quite tall.
Apart from feeding a habit of collecting old and rustic things my suitcase stack also serves as storage. Each and every one of them has something stored in it for safe keeping.
Last christmas I hid all the christmas presents in them........the kids had no idea!

Today my husband and I have been cleaning the timber blinds and windows inside and out.......it's a huge job and one that I hate but it has to be done. I hope your Sunday is much more enjoyable than ours!

Remember to pop on over and say hello to Sophie

9 comments:

Tracey said...

your suitcase stack is delightful!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

better make sure none of your children is reading your blog!! ;)
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karlyn Jackson said...

They look great Brenda!

Lauren said...

lovely lovely lovely! bummer that there's no more room for others! :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i was just thinking that too "like you need another one" so feel free to share, ha ha, love Posie

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your pile of old suitcases. The Christmas present story is GREAT!! I look at your old suitcases and I wonder what stories they could tell of the people who owned them before, the places they have gone and the items they have held. I get all excited imagining what those stories would be like!

Vintage Scapes said...

Great find! It has just the right amount of wear to jump-start the imagination.

by marie-nicole said...

Love your latest suitcase Brenda... what a bargain and a great collection you have going there.

I too use my suitcases & trunks to hid christmas presents in.

Have a great week Brenda.

Down that Little Lane said...

I Love vintage suitcases!!..have a few trunks but no room to display cases just yet..added your pics to my FB page today, will blog you soon and hope to have you part of my new project in a few months xx