Monday, 12 October 2009


I have been looking for something to display some of my items on at the Vintage and Home Made Fair and have been looking out for some old shelves to paint up.  I have been backwards and forwards to the various tips in our area and have not been able to find anything that really appeals to me. 
Day off from work "I know" I thought "I wll take another trip to the tip", once again nothing and then out of the corner of my eye and shoved up in a corner I saw it - just the thing.

The most marvellous old trunk - "How much" I asked trying to keep the excitement out of my voice, don't want him to think I am too eager, "£5.00 to you" he said.  Well you have never seen a girl get money out her purse so quickly.  To top it all he even helped me carry it to my car and put it in my trunk....

I could not believe it when I opened it it still has its drawers and original coathangers.

Unfortuantely when I opened the trunk the fabric holding the backing was rotton and it started to rip but two hinges later, a good clean up with wax and it has taken on a new lease of life.

It is a standing joke that when I go on holiday I go with one suitcase and always come back with two but I think I have solved the problem....

Mind you I dont think hubby will be too impressed when I ask him to carry it for me!!!!


  1. Great find - specially with the inside still intact!

  2. Well done there!! You never know where you will find your next treasure! How lovely : )

    Sharon xx

  3. I spotted this yesterday afternoon and nearly bought it but wasn't brave enough to tackle it so well done you it looks great !
    Ann x

  4. awesome trunk!!
    Great display piece.

    barbara jean


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