Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: Glamping Luggage

I'm always asked about where I find the things I decorate my home with and upcycle, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my Thrifting and Garage Sale finds on Thursdays.

This past Friday I hit the jackpot when I came across THREE, not one, but THREE vintage suitcases. I picked up the two white cases for $7.00 and my initial thought was to resell them on a Glamping group I belong to on Facebook, but when I got them home, my daughter immediately wanted to use the small white case to store her beauty products at school.

They both need a good cleaning on the outside, but the inside of the smaller case is in near perfect condition.

 When I asked the price for this smaller Red case and she told me .50 cents, I tried to hold my bluff long enough to pay her and get out of there! She obviously had no idea how in demand these pieces are at the moment. Again, I was trying to convince myself to it sell it, but also thought it would make a fun piece for camping. I don't see me actually owning Glamper anytime soon, but I can Tent Glamp and this would make my trips just a tad more fun. My intended color theme for Tent Glamping is Red, White and Blue, so this could be put to good use. Right now I have a ton of Emergency supplies that I keep in an old draw string bag, why not just transfer the items to this small suitcase?

Ultimately, in a perfect world, I'll clean up the larger piece and still sell it to cover the cost of the two pieces were keeping. Considering I paid $7.50 for all three, I have no doubt that will be a problem. Right now, I just need to pull out a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and get busy.

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