Tuesday, 10 November 2009

a special case

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For little while now, I have been collecting cases – from big 1960s suit cases to little vanity cases. They are perfect for storing things, and I like them stacked up against a wall. They mostly come from op shops, and I recently found another to add on top to a few of them.

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I was pretty chuffed to find this cute little case. In great condition. It had keys! I knew it was going to come home with me. But before it went in my trolley (what can I say?! this is one good op shop!) I had a look inside...

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...okay, nice, pristine condition (which is rare, at least for me) pale pink lining, some cute little bottles still there and all good, but... why so heavy?

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Oh! YES!

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I have been looking for one of these for so long. Now I can relax (or do my household chores; don't want to be neglecting those, now, do we?!) as I dry my pin curls – scientifically, no less. This hairdryer does actually work really well, and the plugged in cap gives me a comedy mushroom head to boot. So while I don't think I will putting Babycat in there after her shampooings (the leaflet suggests drying pets in it) I will be using it when the cold weather rolls around again next year. This is definitely one of my all time favourite op shop finds – which reminds me: don't forget to enter the op shop tour give away!

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31 comments:

Gaby and Jane said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing find!!!! You lucky thing!

daisy lane said...

they are lovely! i want them!!
xx

georgina. said...

that collection of cases is beautiful. the great thing about this blog is that you take good style and add it to your lifestyle, not just your fashion choices.

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Christina said...

Amazing find! How perfect for your lovely vintage-inspired life.

Pansy said...

I collect those too! I have way too many of them, but they're so pretty that I can never resist. Yours are lovely.

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow! I'm so jealous you found that hairdryer. Just...wow!
And the cases are gorgeous, too.
-Andi x

Jess said...

I collect cases too!
Though mine aren't in quite as good condition as yours as I usually find mine on verge collections here in Perth. My favourites are the ones with gold monograms - the places the cases may have been and people they belonged to are intriguing to think about.

Love your blog :)

Emily Kennedy said...

Whoa! That's amazing!

Also, from a home decorating standpoint, I agree: cases are a great way to store stuff. Lovely idea.

Ms. B said...

Oh I would so love to have that little white case! It's just darling and the pink lining makes it perfect!

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

What beautiful cases!!! I can't get over it. You have the greatest finds.

vintageveggie said...

i just love these old hair dryers! they are so cute and funny.

The Sweet Halcyon Days said...

Amazing finds! Love the suitcases!

Rosa said...

jelous! you have the midas touch when it come to charity shops :-) xxxx

Miss Claire said...

Oh! So Lucky! I found a bunch of postcards from the 1920's and a little earlier inside a suitcase which was with the rubbish out the back of an Op Shop! Some of them were written on in Italian, some of them plain. That has definitely been my best find!

There are photos up on my blog:

www.clairelovesvintage.blogspot.com

xxx

Capricioustraveler said...

Perfect!

fashionforwriters said...

That seems like the coolest find! I'd never heard of such a thing--a walking hair dryer, but the idea of waling around with a mushroom shaped machine in your head is ridiculously good. As is the idea throwing your pet in there afterwards while you go do a few dishes. It's both beautiful and hilarious!

Jenny

sara said...

wow wow wow, these are so so beautiful! i love old suitcases with a passion, but sadly don't have any of my own. your collection is beautiful!
xx

sobinique said...

I've got a collection of suitcases as well :)
These are really beautiful! Pretty colours all together!

Porcelain Blonde said...

How fabulous! And I'm jealous ;)

I've been admiring this look forever and wanting a stack of cases and haven't done it. I need to learn how to opshop!

<3 xxx

Kelley Anne said...

Oh you lucky, lucky lady. I always look for suitcases, but never find such sweet ones with treasures inside:)

Toosdai said...

secret findings within findings. i love it!!

Lizard said...

I absolutely love your collection! How long did it take for you to find all of them?

Bucca said...

OMG no way what op shop? I'm in Melbourne too!

Narumi said...

Your collection of cases is amazing ! I love your new finds, the little white case is gorgeous :)

Anastasia said...

How beautiful!!! I love trunks and suitcases as well. I think they tell such remarkable stories!!
~Anastasia
ps. I've given you an award on my blog!!

elena-lu said...

no way!!! wow!! thats totally meant to be! woohoo!

Brad Paige said...

WOw love these bags they are so vintage.and this blog is so cool i cant wait for your next post im sure it going to be very cool and i will certianly be checking back for more



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les métamorphoses d'Alice said...

oh mais c'est magnifique!! quelle belle trouvaille!!!

Luhlahh said...

I remember My Mum had one of those, back in the 70s! Essential pre-dinner party preparation! Cool Find!

a cat of impossible colour said...

Great find! I collect vintage cases too, and have them stacked in a corner of my bedroom (with scarves and gloves inside).

idée_géniale said...

Such great finds! Love tha little pink case. And that hair contraption intrigues me.

So happy to have found your blog.

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