Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vintage Train Cases



Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality gives readers a chance to show off their Thrifty Finds on Mondays. Here are mine:

I snagged these 2 vintage train cases seconds before my friend Theresa swooped down to get 3 or 4 more. I guess someone donated a slew to the thrift shop in one day. Cost: $1.50 each.

I thought they would be fun to put on the stairs to catch the assorted junk that piles up there. Realistically, they’ll remain open, because if they close, I’ll forget to carry things up. And when I say “I,” I mean it, because the other members in my household have no concept of carrying stuff up the stairs.




If I’m going to do the work, I might as well enjoy looking at these train cases while I do it.

19 comments:

Suzanne in TX said...

Anna--what a fantastic use for these little treasures! At $1.50 each, you did great! Hope to see you over my way soon...

Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you only paid $1.50 for those! What a neat idea to put them on the stairs. I remeber my granny always keeping hers on her bathroom vanity....full of makeup that I loved to play in :)

Olive Rue said...

You have got to be kidding? MAN, someone didn't know what a find they were selling did they?

Carmen said...

I have been searching for these with no luck, what a bargain you found! I am needing some to decopuoage...how the heck do you spell that??? :)

Marla said...

Great purchase, those cases are so cool. marla

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good buy for only $1.50!!! I like 'em on the stairs, very creative. :) If you have a chance to stop by my blog, I have my 200th post Giveaway today with my Thrifty Treasures. :)

Rhonda said...

Wow, great find at a great price. I love the idea of placing them on the stairs! Yay!

bernthis said...

i want a picture of how loaded they get before u decide to lug them up the stairs. That will be some bicep workout, I can promise you that

Kammy said...

Hi Anna !
$1.50
$1.50
$1.50
!!!!!!
Great George !!
Super Duper - Love it !
Hugs ~ Kammy

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Oh I am so jealous I love old cases - I have no where to put them but I love them.

Shawn said...

What a great find and a phenomenal idea!! I wish I had about 4 or 5....

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love these! What an awesome find!! I love train cases!

Mother Mayhem said...

Fantastic find! They look gorgeous as stuff catchers. :o)

Sue said...

Train cases for $1.50? Girl, you stole them!! cute idea for the stair placement. Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great buy and idea.
Glenda

Darlene said...

I can't believe you found those great cases for only 1.50 each!!!! Love them and what a great idea for them to be on the stairs!

Marie said...

Hello Anna - what a steal of a deal for those cases! $1.50? Oh my. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your train cases! That's such a great idea, to have one on the stairs to catch all the things that need to go up or down. I just love using mine when we go somewhere overnight. Makes me feel so retro!

Christy said...

I love them - and they're mirrored inside too. How pretty! And cheap! Love them!