Saturday, March 6, 2010

My carry on bag collection

It turns out I'm not the only one interested in these bags, see?


I've also noticed that Nana is usually pretty interested in the things I bring home from thrift stores and sales.

Anyway, this collection started from a Style School project in which we were to embroider a vintage carry on bag. I hadn't even heard of them before and did some etsy searching. I found some adorable bags, but I couldn't bring myself to pay for one. Not long after that I found the bag I used for my project for a dollar.

Upcycled Embroidered Camera Bag [Project 20]

I don't think this is technically a carry on bag, but it worked and I heart it big time. I like to use it as a post office bag.


After that, it's like they were everywhere. I found the sweet tan one at the same thrift store the next week. I found the maroon American Tourister next. It still has its key tied on and looks almost new. I got the cute cosmetics pouch at a thrift store, and just today I got the pretty bag on the right. It has definitely been well loved, but I love it's bright color and many pockets.

I may chose to resell some of them in the future, but as for right now I'm happy lining them up and seeing how pretty they are.


I like how you can see Jezebel's silver lining in this picture. She's so pretty and soft!


What do you collect?


tara said...

Wow, you had great luck!!
I had a hard time finding the *1* I got. I found many online but even if the bag was reasonably priced the shipping was outrageous!
Lucky you :)

rachel! said...

such a pretty collection! the first one you scored (and score for $1!) is such a nice bag, and the stitching you did is lovely. nice!!

Anonymous said...

those bags are SO cute!!

LeeAnn said...

I need to find me a vintage carry on bag. A local friend found herself a beautiful green one. I am so envious. The brown one in the bag looks like it was a great patina. I recently found a vintage passport holder which I can't wait to put into a vintage carry on bag1