I have been on the lookout for some old suitcases for a couple of weeks now. I've been working towards plans to get myself along to the Suitcase Rummage in Brisbane in the new year. I'm hoping to sell some of my handmade and up-cycled wares I've been working on as well as a few selected clothing pieces. So with that being said I've got some big ideas in place to convert some old suitcases into little shop fronts for displaying my wares. So come Saturday afternoon, after my little Vowers had their naps, I gave the Big V the word to get ready we're going up the mountain, to pay Kittys slice of heaven a visit. I had the heads up that Kitty had a selection of cases, so what better excuse to finally get myself up the mountain for a visit and wander through the store.
Knowing all to well that the store would have so many lovely things to adore and investigate I sent the Big V and Master V off for a drive, as I certainly didn't want Master V's two year old wandering hands finding the most precious item in the store and attempting to give me heart failure. So I strapped Little V into the carrier and off I went in past the lovely lavender in the garden, up the stairs and onto the veranda. Straight away I was staring at a stack of cases up to chest height to ponder. There is a vintage drinks trolley, crockery, typewriter all begging to be looked at adored.
Kitty wasn't at the store when I arrived but she had mentioned to Sue that I might be dropping in. Sue came out on the veranda and straight away knew who I was and straight away we were full steam into talking about all this loveliness before me. She then invites me to have a peak at special something they picked up that morning, a vintage baby carriage.......oh my goodness, I'm imagining me pushing Little V down the street in it.
We head back upstairs and I try to seek out each corner, where I appreciate something new......ohhhh, ahhhhh, isn't that the sweetest, oh my goodness I've always wanted one of these, oh I'm coming back soon, I'm saving my pennies for that, are all words and phrases to come out of my mouth. All whilst I'm meant to be searching out a special little something for a friends birthday this week as well.
THEN I see the cabinet on the counter, I see a watch, not just any watch a gorgeous art deco watch. I mention to Sue that I've been on the lookout for a vintage watch because I can't find anything modern I like. Sue then just proceeds to take it out of the cabinet and it's original case and slips it over my wrist. That is when I had one of those emotional experiences where you actually really feel the beauty and history of something. I say to Sue, I think you're going to need to take it off me it's so beautiful I think I'm going to cry. When the Big V arrives back to the store, Sue and I both mention the watch and hint that Santa might decide I have been a really good girl this year and deserve an art deco watch. So I guess it's a case of wait and see on that front.
I don't have any fashion scores to share with you this time, because with Little V strapped to me I couldn't try anything on. But not to worry this mumma will be visiting again to lust over more of those pretties you see the lovely Kitty showing off. But you must be wanting to see what I came home with?
These are going to be perfect for my plans, and I'm and the lookout for one more now.
I also bought a little something for my friends birthday but I can't show you that just yet because she follows my blog and her birthday is later this week. But the lovely necklace you see above came home with me thanks to the ever so lovely Sue who gifted it to me.
So there you have my visit to Kittys, I really am so lucky to live so close to a such a wonderful mind field of vintage. I had such a wonderful time looking around and thank Sue once again for making me feel so welcomed and showing me so many lovely items and helping select a present for my girlfriend.
This is an epic post today so I best be on my way and draft my second letter to Santa about that art deco watch.