2/4/10

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Good morning and welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by my friend Suzanne at Coloradolady.

Today, I'm featuring a make-up case. Now, it's not the make-up case that's the big deal, tho. It's what I'm using it for. I wish this had been my idea, but many years ago, a friend of mine thought of buying a vintage make-up case and using it to store old photos in a very organized way. I've held that idea and looked at many a case in varying condition and price, but a couple of weeks ago, I found one that was in great condition and at a terrific price; $6.50. There's some wear on the handle where a ring wore off the leather cover, but other than that, it's in great shape. I got it home and over a couple of weeks, pulled out all my boxes of pictures and consolidated them into the case.


These are a couple of old hoots! Me with Santa and my first grade class photo.

And, this is how they fit in. The case is just tall enough to accomodate the 8x10's in the back. Now, I just need to find something to fit between the two straps inside the cover, but it's too big for a 5x7 and too small for an 8x10.
That's how I'm storing my photos now. And, I really like the idea. Hope you enjoyed it. Now head on over to Suzanne's and see the other posts...
Oh, Brother! My boss just asked me to go to Minneapolis in early March. Just the thought makes me shiver!
Take care and have a great day! Lane

14 comments:

LV said...

I have old one of these that belonged to my mother. Mine is empty. Never thought of using it for storage. Thanks for the idea.

Tammy said...

Hi Lane,
They sure don't make them like they used to. My mom had one as well, I borrowed it 32 years ago and never returned it. My daughter's childhood rock collection is stored in it now.

CafebyJW said...

will it make photo stick to next one?

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CC said...

What a great idea..now I wish I had a makeup case.

Postcardy said...

Your old photos are cute. It probably won't be very nice in Minneapolis in early March, but you never really know ahead of time.

oldbatt said...

I buy those whenever I see them and store quilt projects in them as it keeps them together and it is easy to tote around - more so than the plastic totes with no handle on top. Plus they stay shut nicely too. Come on - it's not that bad here in MN in March...okay I am lying but if you want I can fill you in on some fun quilt stores. Take care!

SueWis said...

I love old boxes and such and the best part is they provide storage! How fun to have your photos in there.

Good luck with your Mpls trip. Have you been there? My son and DIL live there and I love that city!

Coloradolady said...

What a great storage idea! Not only is is lovely, but functional too.....I think I'd have shivered too at the thought of going there, it is still much too cold. Have a great VTT!

Ann Creek said...

I do love suitcases. I have several that were my grandmothers. I use three for an end table in my living room.

Ann
tin and sparkle

Bea said...

Great make up case and a great way to use it.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a fun way to use that great old makeup case! Wish they still made them. :-)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Very clever! Plus it's a nice looking train case. (That's what my mom always called those.)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

What a fantastic looking case and a great idea for your photos.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a great way to keep old photos!.. thanks for sharing.. btw my mom used to have this case.. i think the colour was blue or green.. I used to play with it when I was small.. wish my mom still keep it..