Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pick Your Friends, Not Your Nose

I LOVE vintage suitcases! I've been collecting them for years. I don't pay a lot for them or buy them on-line or at antique shops because, let's face it, 1-they're not a necessity of life, and 2-(more importantly) I'm cheap! However, because I limit my buying options I have to be more creative. (I love when I have to be more creative because I can really surprise myself!)
When I decided that I wanted a bigger variety in my suitcase collection, I knew I couldn't do it all on my own. I enlisted the help of friends and acquaintances. Now, I must warn you that this is a tricky process. It is very important that you pick the right friends! If you pick the wrong friends you may end up having more competition for finding your treasure. Interestingly enough, some people may suddenly decide that because you're interested in a certain item they now want it too. Then there's the people who see only dollar signs and figure they can pick up the treasure you're interested in and sell it to you or someone else for a lot more money. But if you pick your friends carefully it can result in. . .


UNEXPECTED HAPPINESS!!!

8 comments:

JoAnne said...

You're right. If I had found these, you never would have gotten them! LOL But that just means we both have GREAT taste. Smiles, JoAnne

tricia said...

Very nice! You have friends with good taste.

Kimba said...

Wow! Those are some fantastic finds! And you have some good friends!

Susie Harris said...

You are blessed with such friends. Susie H

Marie said...

WOW! Are your friends taking applications for new friends any time soon? LOVE that second case from the top especially!

Shirlee said...

Great friends indeed. They've picked out some beauties for you. :)

Tausha said...

ok-these suitcases are darling! I love the plaid/houndstooth ones espescially. You have good friends. What is the max that you pay for one. Where is your favorite place to get them. Remember-I am not that close to you-I promise I wont be a vulture:) I too collect suitcases-I don't have cute ones like yours those. So-I promise i wont steal your places just curious. thanks!

Joy said...

When I first started collecting, I could pick them up for three or four bucks. But after vintage suitcases were shown in a few magazines the prices at the DI went up. I've paid as much as ten dollars, but it was for the harder to find striped ones.

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