Archives for the month of: July, 2015

Vive la révolution.
A recycled Bastille Day offering…  [sold]

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens  1812 – 1870

Liberty, equality and fraternity forever.

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more vintage cases cc 3

Moving and packing and school holidays all at once.
Could be losing it if I wasn’t careful. Hate to lose these super cute vintage cases though. Some are for sale, some just for display in the new shop. I’m almost there… Opening soon.

The one with the little blue corners is a very close match to one I took to Kindergarten. Damn, I wish I had kept it, same applies to my doll Lily. Thirteen year old Sandy thought she was too grown up for dolls. And old school cases.

Now I am actually grown up [well most of the time, add alcohol and I’m not so sure] I realise you are never too grown up to keep your childhood favourites. Like Mr Burns and Bobo, some things money can not buy, for others there’s Ebay and settling for close enough.

stack school ports cases globite vintage ikea hat box copy

Customers may be disappointed that certain cases are display only/ not for sale, and I am sorry about that, but seriously they are

a] becoming harder to find

b] expensive even for me to buy

c] and I like them, so… if I am to sell them, I need to make a decent margin, otherwise why bother? May as well keep them

and

d] more meaningful than storing things in plastic tubs from the $2 shop. IMO.
Don’t you think?

stack 3 school ports cases globite vintage ikea

The littlest brown Globite case belongs to my husband. It was his kindergarten port [does anyone get when I say ‘port’ some people understand, others look at me with empty expressions. It’s short for portmaneau and ye old English in origin.
Anyhoo, his mother was smart enough to hold onto it and it stills stores his lego from a lifetime ago. Also love the original Dymo label. And the stickers. Irreplaceable.

Love that the briefcase up the back, the leather one, is Vintage Ikea. No, it’s not an oxymoron, it belonged to my friend Nina, was her Father’s and it also has his name, a six digit phone number and Stockholm Sweden in Dymo label. Uber cool.

little vintage cases 2

In closing, vintage suitcases are worth keeping for display, storage and nostalgic purposes.
The navy Airlight above, holds old Gold. Vintage Golden Books that is.
A cute stack I picked up in a regional op shop on a short trip [AKA offloading of the children] to the Grandparents. Such fabulous illustrations. And fabulous In-laws.

vintage golden book cute packing picture copy
In my case it’s more likely to be neat as in cool not neat as in tidy.
vintage golden book cute goodbye picture copy

Hope to see you soon xo

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