Saturday, March 6, 2010

My carry on bag collection

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

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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.

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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.

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

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What do you collect?

4 comments:

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!!

justinee said...

those bags are SO cute!!
Man.

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