My New 1950's White Train Case


 A few days ago, I bought this adorable small white suitcase at an estate sale, and decided to share it with you! I did some research, and found it in a Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalog from 1957. And it's so awesome because I paid $5, which is more than half of the original 1957 price! Here's a picture of the case from the catalog:

Isn't it so cute?! I'm really glad I saw it, and bought it!
Here it is in the condition I got it:

I cleaned it up a bit with a toothbrush and Colgate toothpaste, then a damp cloth to take off the toothpaste. It's such a great trick my mom taught me. (Of course, you shouldn't use this method on anything absorbent.)  Here it is after the cleaning:


I love the look and texture of the interior!

The mirror is in great condition!

Unfortunately, the tray is missing.
The original sticker!

Much cleaner, right? I have not cleaned the inside because I love the smell. It smells just like my great-grandma, who is still living. The other day, my mom and I were trying to think of how we'd describe what she smells like, and we couldn't. Once we smelled this case, that was it. That's her smell. It smells like old makeup, with a faint cigarette smell. It's so great and in a way, comforting.  So yes, very happy with my purchase :)

Thanks for reading!


New Hats

Hello! I went to some sales today and got two vintage hats. They both look to be about 40's - 50's.

One of them is baby pink with a large bow, which was made of wide ribbon. Which I decided to take off -- the bow was too large for the hat, not the same shade of pink and quite messily put together. Thank goodness the bow wasn't hard to detach or caused damage to the hat. I'm probably gonna save the bow for a sewing project. The hat looks like it is handmade! I may make a new, smaller bow for it or something. I will look at some old photos and see what would suit it best.

The color is so great. I think the hat was 50 cents!

And with the bow off...

I think it looks much better, especially when the hat is on, it's definitely less bulky and easier to match with outfits. Now I have a blank canvas :)

 The other hat is light brown and made of felt, with small bows on either side, that are perfectly wonderful! I believe this one is older, because of the pointed top, usually seen in the 1940's. I love the color of this one, because it's wonderful for Fall. And oh yeah, only $2!

Super cute, right?!

Oooh, New York :)

I can't wait to wear these! I'm really glad I found them. I have a another piece of headwear that I'll post, I think from the 1940's, it's ivory and has a nice velour/velvet texture. Plus, it's in a neat lattice shape! It's really unique, you wear it more towards the back of your head than the top. I saw Rachel McAdams wear one similar in The Notebook!

Until then,
Happy Junk Huntin',