Tuesday, January 6, 2015

4.8 Pounds of Retail Therapy

 One of my New Year's "intentions" is to try harder to get out of the office at lunch time so I took a quick spin through The Bins today.  I scored a too-late-for-this-year Mother Mary blow mold.  Why does that sound so creepy??  The rest of the nativity was no where to be found, not for lack of hunting.  A bag of vintage jello molds, along with some newer ones, two neat sewing patterns, a thimble and a tea ball for my collection.  Not too bad for 35 minutes.
 This old train case is a perfect shade of green and I think it will be pretty nifty once I give it a good scrub and line the lid with some pretty floral wallpaper.  Finding it with the tray was a bonus.
I adore the name emblem, Starline!  A memento from a time when travel was an elegant adventure instead of sweat pants, flip-flops, backpacks and pat downs.

16 comments:

Annette said...

That travel case will be fantastic after your tlc. I used to have a train case that my grandparents gave me when I graduated from high school. Dear hubby decided to do some purging when I was away for a few days about 10 years ago and it was among the 'trash' he disposed of. I'm still bitter over that one!
Good for you getting out of the office!

The Junque Seeker said...

Getting out at lunch is very good for you, especially when you score great finds! I have a white Starline suitcase I found a few years ago and can't seem to part with. And yes, travel used to be much different!

suziqu's thread works said...

I don't think I have ever seen a travel case like that before!
A great way to spend a lunch break!
I hope the year is starting well for you Kathy after a difficult ending.
I'd be happy to send some of those little flowers if you tell me your details!
Suzy

Jewels said...

Ace lol....love the little case

Beth Leintz said...

Glad to see you're keeping your New Year's Resolutions! Good finds!

Marrianna said...

SCORE! That travel case is fantastic. And what a wonderful way to spend your lunch hours. I've been to our Bins store recently but haven't found great treasures like you have been discovering. When I can get around a bit better, I'll take pictures of my recent finds - before Christmas.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your blow mold description, lol. I'd say you did pretty darn good for a lunch hour shopping adventure.

Annette said...

I guess you found that getting out for lunch has rewards! Love that train case...those were the days.

Art and Sand said...

Love the travel case from a more glamours time. I remember my first airplane ride - to Portland. My mother had us in our Sunday best dresses, patent leather shoes with ruffled socks and gloves. Nowadays, I opt for yoga pants for comfort!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great finds, I would have snatched them all up too. Love the train case and those molds are a treasure.
I remember we dressed up to fly or even go to the airport to pick up someone. WOW life has really changed!
Hugs

Curtains in My Tree said...


I am just going to have to move to Portland or at least a larger city to find the great thrift shops and Goodwill.s
I'm so jealous of all your good finds LOL

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your train case and with the tray in it too! I think you did pretty good on your lunch break! :) If I were you, I'd be looking forward to all my lunch breaks! ;) xo Holly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that train case. I still have my blue one that looks a lot like this one. Happy hunting! Hugs, Diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathy, what a find on that train case!!! I love your dream of Grange Hall...How fun would that be. Half of my income for the Flea is the rental costs...Imagine if you owned the venue??!! If you are going to dream..dream big!

Carol

CATHY said...

love the travel case - you need to alter it!!!

Cheryl said...

I too love the color on the little makeup bag/trunk. What a fun collection of stuff you got a hold of! Lucky you!