Hello lovely people!
|I call this one, 'The Thinker'.|
The other thing is, a vast majority of the stuff there is crap. A lot of sellers just don't know what have, don't care to present it well, or think it's worth more than it is. But, that is the dazzling drama of the flea market hunt.
I went pretty much for the adventure of it. I didn't plan on really getting anything because I don't need anything. I did pick up a glass baking rolling pin for $10. I'll be using that.
I saw a Singer treadle with its original table and an amazing 6 door cabinet. The seller wanted $125 for it, but I didn't have the space or desire to repair and store it.
It was on my way out that I wanted to look at a 20s cardboard sign I saw coming in. I had made a mental note of it thinking if it were still there when I was leaving, I'd perhaps get it. I didn't find it, but around where I believe I saw it earlier that day, I found these.
The sets are in great shape, with only one having any real damage, and that's slight. All the original hangars and bars and hardware are in tact. The linings are in amazing shape and the handles are good.
I actually like the style of the men's lining more than the satin of the women's lining. Now a days, that men's version would be a 'less feminine' women's version of luggage. Though, I think my favorite is the train case. SO cute!!! Now I need to travel somewhere.
These will most likely be the three pieces I use the most. Two of the woman's, one of the mens (the most damaged).
Washed the outsides and I'm airing out the insides.
As far as storing these, I'm going to load them with some of the clothes I'm selling in my closet. A couple I'll store with fabric around the apartment, and the boxes I'll collapse and put in my storage unit. I'm super excited about these and LOVE the idea of having an early set of 50s luggage!
I'm now off to daydream of traveling!
Have a great Monday!!