Sunday, April 21, 2013

Leather School Satchel and McBrine Luggage

Some days just work out in the thrifting search. I found this black leather McBrine Suitcase last week. Great dividers inside, travel luxury.



I have to do a bit of glue repair on the lining. Clean, no odour, what could be better in a suitcase find.



McBrine is a good name the the luggage world. I found one other previously.




This was my introduction to McBrine as a name. This case had been full of dolly clothes and scraps of cloth. 



Met some lovely people, Elizabeth and Howard, both in their mid-eighties, last week. Howard built the 1940's home we visited and in the 1980's started and finished another home on the Sunshine Coast. He did all the work himself on both homes. Howard and Elizabeth holidayed around Canada and the United States and collected souvenirs, a great deal which we now call mid-century modern.

Elizabeth had a school satchel she used as a child and she wanted us to buy it. We did, and it is so sweet I am sharing it today.




I went outside after lunch and took a few flower pictures to share too, an old rhodo bush (at least 40 years old) with the most delicate pink blossoms (and not very many this year),



and a bleeding heart that has been in the flower bed for at least 20 years.




Sharing with: Cozy Little House Tweak It Tuesday, Little Red House Mosaic Monday, A Living Space, Creating My Way to Success, One More Time, Silver Pennies, Boogieboard Cottage, Alderberry Hill, A Blossoming Life, Homemaker on a Dime, The Honeysuckle Bus Stop, The Sunday Showcase Party, Remnant Mid Century Mondays, Mod Vintage Life, Coastal Charm, The Rustic Pig, Kathe With An E, A Diamond in the Stuff, PJH Designs, {Primp}, Adorned From Above, A Creative Princess, Saving 4 Six

18 comments:

  1. I've always liked vintage luggage. These look so much better...great pieces, especially the satchel you purchased. Also, your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the share...love this post!
    Have a good week ahead! Loretta XO

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  2. What precious finds! So worn and loved.

    Judy

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  3. Vintage luggage - don't you wish it could speak of all the sights it's seen? How fun to know the history of the satchel.

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  4. I love the vintage luggage -- what stories they could tell! Great find. Lovely flowers. Spring is finally here!

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  5. You have some wonderful treasures. They have been loved well.

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  6. Unique mosaic photography ~ love the vintage luggage ~ ^_^

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  7. I love luggage and I thought the black satchel would be the star of this post, but no. The school satchel is so darling. What a find! I am glad she let you share a photo with us!

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  8. Beautiful! I love things that are chock full of memories - even if they are not MY memories! Hoe special you met that lovely couple. I have a few pieces of vintage luggage. Such treasures. I especially love train cases!

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  9. Your leather school satchel is wonderful. What a fun find.

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  10. Some great finds. The leather satchel is still in good shape.

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  11. Wonderful finds:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  12. Love the satchel! Great find!
    Nice to see your flowers, as well.. we just have snow, and more snow. :)

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  13. Love that school satchel. I can see why you bought it.

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  14. Great satchel Joy ... you find the neatest things. Will have to keep my eyes open for McBrine Luggage. Love your flower pictures too. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  15. Beautiful luggage pieces! I'm always drawn to them. And, when you can find it without an odor, you better snatch it up!!

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  16. OH I have that Rhodo too...and it is in slight bloom!
    Love your suitcases!..

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  17. What great finds! I love the school satchel and your flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  18. Beautiful finds and your garden is looking so lovely too! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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