In the meantime, between work and exercise and chores and sleep, I've had other things to entertain me, like
My interest in vintage items comes from a love of stories and an interest in recycling. I love knowing that I have an item that has had a past and is unique from the things you could get in ye olde shopping mall today. And every time I commit to actually purchasing one of these items, I almost always find them to be of superior quality than the stuff that gets cranked out of the likes of Walmart or the dollar store.
Take the following items I acquired this week, for example:
The bag is an old Samsonite carry-on bag that has the classic lock latch on the zipper. I got it from a seller on Etsy, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was something unique. Check out the lock:
It's been drilled. As soon as I knew that, my imagination started running... Why was it drilled? Was it carrying some kind of contraband? Was the person a spy? Did they get hauled out of the airport for illegal activity?
Of course, it could be just that the person lost the key, but that opens up a whole lot of other dreams... Where did that key go...?
And then, today at a charity shop, I found this:
So, what am I gonna do with these things?
I'm pretty sure I'll use the colander for cooking, but I'll have to clean it a bit more before then. I thought briefly about keeping it as a decorative piece, but I just don't think I could justify yet another decorative vintage piece. Every time I take it out of the cupboard to use it, it'll put a smile on my face.
And the bag? Well, it'll probably carry stuff. Big shocker there, huh? And you know what it could carry?
Maybe some KNITTING. Geez, I need to get my butt in gear and pick up some needles...