Sunday, August 9, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane….Thrifty Treasures

 

It was a dry week for garage sales and Goodwill. You can find out why at “Goodwill is dead to me”.

There is a thing or two that I have picked up in the last month that I have yet to share……..

I have a love for trunks, so when I came across this 3 piece matching Samsonite luggage set from the 60’s I had to have them. All of the pieces look totally unused, have all of the hangers and such inside and are a pretty marbled brownish red. For $20, I snapped them up. (I found just one piece similar on Ebay for $20)

I stacked them up and placed them in the bedroom. I would love to use them for a real trip in the future, but they weigh a ton empty.

 

Next up was a Home Depot garden department find for $5 on clearance.

I just love this 2’ tall finial looking thing and it now has a home on my dresser. Who says that garden art can’t be art for your home?

Now it is your turn. What did you find this week? Get over to Southern Hospitality and link up your post. Rhoda has a new address, so check it out.

13 comments:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that finial!!! I to love old luggage and love yours!! Great finds!

Carmen said...

I have been looking for old luggage that look like this, hopefully soon I will find some. I am going to stack them in a corner as high as I can get them to go :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

I am not normally a garage sale or thrift store shopper because I'm too impatient to look for the really good deals. However, I've been doing quite a bit of it recently as I need books for my new classroom. I never knew what great deals were to be had. I may never go to Barnes & Noble again.

Suzanne in TX said...

Oh, I love the luggage!!! What a great find for you!
Thanks for sharing and come over and visit anytime...

~~Carol~~ said...

That's one beautiful set of luggage! Worthy of a trip somewhere, right now! I'm off to Home Depot to try and find one of those finials!

Jennifer said...

Score on the luggage! That's awesome ... I have 2 pieces that don't match and I still love them!

Nissa said...

Love the luggage set!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love bringing outdoor things into the house. The big finial will look great on your dresser.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Gwen, I love old luggage too. These look to be in very good condition. Great Find!

Sue said...

Gwen, you STOLE that luggage! LOL Most places want to gouge you for $30 on a medium size piece. Great job.
:-) Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a good deal. Really like the finial. I have a few things inside that were made for outside. :-)

Kammy said...

Good job Gwen , love the final !
Kammy

Jeanne said...

Hi Gwen, you luggage was a bargain and it is beautiful too. The finial has a great look for $5.00. Thrifty shopping just makes me smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

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