Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Have Luggage Will Travel

When I think of luggage, it's just a vessel usually made of nylon or plastic that gets my clothes and shoes from point A to point B when I travel.  Usually my luggage is boring - black or tan.  If I go out of the country, it's usually lined with blue painter's tape or a big ribbon so that I know it's mine since most luggage look alike.  There was one time where I put a huge green bow on my bag, and found another traveler had it in her hands ready to leave the airport!
Hello?!
 Do you see that name printed clearly on the tag?
That's not you!  

Found this Samsonite Silhouette train case at my Ma's.  
Now if I ever traveled with this, I would be able to spot this a mile away!

My Ma bought this at a tag sale a long time ago.  See who got me into thrifting?!

There's a dent on the top part of the case, but it adds character.  
And you can't really see it.

It used to house all of my sister's Barbie accessories.  
Behold the remnants; hanger and ping pong paddle.

It still opens and closes as it should, and still has the plastic tray.  
However it doesn't have the original keys.

The Samsonite logo is still intact inside.

Since my sister is WAY past the Barbie stage, now this train case has a new use for my makeup.

And some lip gloss.

And some nail polish.

I wonder where this fabulous little piece of luggage has traveled to?

17 comments:

Kit said...

Ooh, that's so cute! I've always wanted a little vanity/travel case and I love the colour-very fun :-)

Marianne M. said...

hahaha i thought i was the only one putting green or red bows on my luggage, tags or anything else you can imagine of. i am so glad i am not the only one. i always used to have a black simple one and i could never quite make out which one was mine and which one wasn't. unfortunately my luggage was stolen lately :( :( and now i am on search again. maybe i should pick something unique and colorful as yours.
:D
definetely love this blog, you are so funny!
marianne
http://lureofthedarkside.blogspot.com/
if you find a few minutes to check out my blog as well that would be amazing! my blog is all about fashion editorials and i am sure you'll find one to get inspired from. really trying to put it out there lately so any comment, follow etc would help.

Marianne M. said...

um i just noticed the teal revlon nail polish, do you know the name of it? i am on search of a teal one lately

my thrifty closet said...

That cosmetics luggage is just too lovely.
My mom used to own a piecce like
this. yoh lol..

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.ar

lauren said...

ohmygoodness, that is awesome!!!! what a great find!?

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

chillairandperfume said...

I love vintage luggage! What a great find.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh how fun! A nice unique way to store makeup :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

christine said...

Thanks for stopping by :) I love my Samsonite!

christine said...

Oh yea...taping up and putting big bows on my luggage is a must!! Sorry about the one you lost. That really sucks! The Revlon nail polish is called "Midnight". Thanks for stopping by :)

christine said...

Thanks Lauren!

christine said...

Thanks Hannah! I've seen a few on Etsy, cause I'm tempted to get another one in navy blue..eek.

christine said...

Thanks Meg! I can picture your super duper closet with a shiny sleek vintage Samsonite train case!

christine said...

Thanks Mongs for stopping by. I love finding treasures at my Mom's haha I don't have to go far

LyddieGal said...

that is a very cute makeup caddy, and such a great color! Wouldn't it be fun to pack it up for an actual journey, on a train?

I have bright purple printed luggage, so finding my suit case is thankfully never an issue!
Chic on the Cheap

christine said...

Thanks Lyddie! It would be fun to take it on an actual train ride!! Maybe on my next one.. would the train to NY count?

KelleyJohnson07 said...

Oh my goodness, that little piece of luggage really is beautiful AND useful! Love it!

Vang said...

Wow, what a lucky find! I am so obsessed with train cases right now. Yours is such a lovely color and a perfect size for your make-up and nail polish.

Vang

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