This weekend I found a couple thrifty items that I couldn’t pass up.
I picked up two Samsonite suitcases, a suede jacket and a leather jacket. All this for $5.50. Not too bad of finds for the few garage sales I stopped at. I also picked up some free flower pots for my sister.
These suitcases keep finding me. There are lots of suitcases but I seem to keep finding Samsonite ones is this color. I had two others before I picked up these on Thursday. The first one I got was from my Mom, it was one that my parents use for some of their travels. Earlier this spring I found a matching larger one to go with the one from my Mom. I can’t believe I found two more that are a close match.
I almost didn’t pick them up but something kept sending me back to look at them. I had pretty much decided I didn’t need them but then the lady at the sale said she would give me a great deal on them. The two of them for $1.50. What? Two suitcases that match what I already have for 75 cents each??? I couldn’t pass that up.
I have a stack of old suitcases. Some are from my parents and others are ones that I have found and had to have. Some are metal and some are leather. I love them all for their worn look. I can just imagine where they have been in their days of leisure travel. I think suitcases are great for storage and make an interesting display.
I stopped at another garage sale that was mostly clothes. Usually I take a quick look for sweatshirts my daughter might like, wool sweaters to felt and leather or suede jackets. I have made some suede flowers and a suede covered wreath and hope to make a purse from the leather. I haven’t made a purse yet but I have some ideas that I think I’ll try soon.
I love the rhinestones on this suede jacket I found.
The leather on this jacket is so soft, I can’t wait to recycle it into something else. It has a slightly distressed look that I think will be perfect in a purse.
What did you find this week?
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