I confess, I had nothing to share this week.
It's show season, and that coupled with the boring daily activities of life had prevented me from going out thrifting as much as I would like to.
But today as luck would have it, my beasts needed their crazy specialty dog food which is on the other side of town, coincidentally near a DAV thrift shop. I needed some more tins, as I have been re-purposing like a wild woman lately and since I had gotten some good ones there previously, I swung in.
I did find some tins, in nice colors and patterns and for a song I might add. I also ran across a mug tree which I will clean up and use to hold bangle bracelets. This week they were featuring a military discount which was a nice surprise, total for these things- under $3 = awesome.
However, why am I so excited as I write this is? Because, I also stumbled upon this crazy little vintage 'suitcase'? It's top is angled downward and inside it has some metal brackets screwed in the base. Is it a typewriter case?? Regardless, it was now destined to be mine. I see antique cases all over Pinterest and many of the vintage-y blogs I follow and I must say I have been coveting them. The lady who walked up behind me was visibly disappointed as I put it in my cart....
It's a little worn and definitely unconventional but I like to say that's character.
I plan to clean it up, remove those brackets and use it as a show display piece for some of my more 'vintage' looking pieces, like my assemblages.
So, do you have any thoughts or ideas on what this was originally? I does say Simco and Made in Canada on it. So now are you wondering what this quirky little gem set me back? I know you are.... It was $10, but wait, remember that military discount? 20% off for a total of $8! A steal!
So, if you have an ideas what this was for originally I'd love to know. Thanks for letting me babble. Now I am back to work for my next event on Saturday. Have a great rest of your week! :-D
Update: I couldn't let it go.... and so I was searching Google this morning for Simco. It appears to be a 1952 Singer sewing machine case, which now that I know that makes total sense about this trapezoid shaped case. :-D