Tuesday, August 11, 2009

'Cutesaces' from the 70s

There's a little shop on the corner near where I work called Material Plane, and it's one of my favorite places to poke around – very chaotic but filled with interesting ephemera. Last week I made a little score: these two small suitcases, bundled together, for only $10. They are from the 70s, and in remarkably good shape. I call them 'Cutesaces' because that's the word my daughter Savannah used when she was small (she liked cutesaces and 'mazagines')...

The large one is the perfect size to hold a few art supplies, including a favorite sketchbook. Felt craft materials go into the smaller one, all bundled and ready to go. What do you think? Pretty lucky? I find the fabric quite delightful. Interesting how this sort of bold patterning went away for so long...and now it's back, looking fresh and contemporary.

So much better than a Louis Vuitton case!

1 comment:

UrbanEden said...

Great score! Congratulations! I did some happy thrifting yesterday too.