In this, my first edition. We discus Samsonite and how I have too more vintage Samsonite than 1 housewife could ever need.
Actually, I should do an entire post on my vintage bags and luggage. I sorta use them, but mostly I can’t say no. Can you say no? I didn’t think so.
My parents took my kids for a little bit this week and mom told me to get out. Which I happily do, for about an hour or two, once a week or so. Usually I thrift. Today I went to Thrift and Dollar in Aurora. It’s near my house and a favorite amoung my group of thrifters and crafters.
I got three things.
The first, and the reason I went back, was these hoops. There was 19 complete hoop and I got the for ten bucks. I had to explain to the guy why there were supposed to be TWO peices and why I needed both of them. I let him keep 10 halves and just took the whole ones. I’m totally set. I got maybe 8 of these from the same store 5 years ago and I’m still working through that score.
The second. This big pink hat. I’m doing more craft shows this year than I had before. Ok, I’ve only ever done one. Ya caught me. And I’m unnecessarily concerned with looking the part. When I was a corporate hotshot it was important to look the part. People are creatures of habit and they are very visual. If you look like someone you want to be then you ARE. I don’t know if this pink hat is “the part” but I love it. I stitch a goldfish on it cause the internet told me they were good luck. I named him Morty. I like to stitch and crochet little animals. If there is something with eyes, they usually get a name. Whatever name comes to me while I”m making them. I usually remember them forever and refer to them by name. So my big pink church hat is now Morty.
The last, this Samsonite make up bag. I love her. She’s Maude. (when I was a kid I used to name things because I thought it would give them a soul. I don’t know if that is weird. But its a subconscious habit now). She is a great diaper bag. Yarn bag. Grocery bag. Bag. Shes a great bag. There is a receipt in it from Walgreen from 5/12/1989. 4 months younger than my 26 year old brother. That kind of stuff BLOWS MY MIND.
I spent $18.40. Hell yes.