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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

My little girl is not so little anymore. Possible I may be in a teensy bit of denial so suddenly there’s a big time rush to get moving and get stationery. In the meantime I have found these fun but kind of not so practical items…

big wooden pencil sharpener holder suck uk
Giant pencil sharpener pencil holder by Suck UK spotted at Espresso 2108 Palm Beach. Used as sugar container. The lovely owner Sal has some very cute little bits and pieces on display. [They have a nice logo too, with a little help by yours truly] And great coffee. But that’s a given.

espresso coffee shop logo palm beach
universal paper clip paper weight notepapers

Giant paper clip by Universal, Oversized pencil from Gulliver’s Travels Press Kit.

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And there’s my nearly 8 year old. He’s moving up into Primary. So old school is not such a big novelty. Still cool though.

pac man old school stapler & erasers

Pacman stapler from Santa, rubbers [or erasers if you prefer] from Freckles Avalon.

novelty tape dispenser J-me

Thrifted j-me tape dispenser. Washi tape from Tabletonic.

And now I get to me. [She whispers finally] Left soon with a lot more time to myself.  I’m getting a little edu-macation too.
At the School. The super talented and multi-skilled Megan Morton’s project/ business located happily next to Koskela and Kitchen by Mike. I’m starting with an Instagram course, because I am addicted and, I apologise people, I have been spending a lot more time on IG  at the moment than blogging. It’s  fun and quick and my camera is in for repairs so I’m i-phoning it.  After this class I’m pretty keen to do a screen printing session with Rachel Castle [who so brightly puts the love in the coconuts]

Rachel Castle artwork
So much to do… There and here. Everywhere.

So yes, a big week for all of us. Smiling and waving. And with a few tears probably.

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