Last Saturday, on my way to meet a friend for a day of (GASP!) RETAIL MALL SHOPPING
; I made a Quick stop to an Estate Sale. Well, I am HAPPY to report that the $2 I spent at the Est. Sale is MORE than I spent at 'The Mall'!! Some people have their penchant for Shiny Brites, some for Redman Baskets, well 'one' of mine is retro Train Cases!
I found this one for a song ($1), and it has ALL of the "bells and whistles" like none I have ever found before!
...pristine interior (complete with mirror intact)
...ORANGE (need I say more?)
...ORIGINAL travel tags from '1957'!
...and a VERY Conscientious previous owner, who went so far as to have HER name & address & phone # (see the phone # above and below the rivets?!) ENGRAVED on the latch!!!!
Of course, since I was carrying around this 'convenient shopping basket', I HAD to fill it up with various bits ;-)
LOADS of inspiration to do some Projects - all for $1!!
**Come to find out those 'blocks' are St. Steel ~hmmm~ What would the scrap value be for #9??