Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friday Favs…Goodwill find vintage trunk

It was 50% off anything with a blue sticker day at the local Goodwill.

This vintage trunk had a blue sticker, which made it so cheap that I knew if I got it home and didn’t love it,

I would have no trouble reselling it for more than I paid for it.   

So I brought her home, cleaned her all up and brought her inside for her trial run as a coffee table.

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She’s adorned with stickers from Stephen’s College, a woman’s college in Missouri.

I love the old stickers.

I wonder about the girl who packed this trunk full of her belongings and went off to school.

The lock on the front is broken, but it is inside the trunk, so I’m hoping it can be soldered back on.

Also inside the trunk were some newspaper pages from 1945, and a hand written recipe.

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I’ve always hoped to find the perfect wooden blanket chest or storage chest to use as a coffee table,

or maybe even a unique old bench.

In the meanwhile, what do you think of the old gal?

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Hoping you all have a Happy Friday and a Great Weekend!

Elizabeth

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18 comments:

  1. I love it! It's certainly a friday fave-- and ads so much character. :)

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  2. This trunk is gorgeous. I can tell you I paid $300 for one not half as nice. Whatta find!!!

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  3. Elizabeth, "she" is just beautiful!!! You would have kicked yourself if you left it there. Are you going to try the cookie recipe??

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  4. Heart, heart, heart! Lovely.

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  5. You have such a cute living room. The trunk fits right in, or would even do well under the window. What a great find and even better, a bargain!

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  6. Love, love, love the treaure find!!!! It looks lovely!!!

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  7. Elizabeth, your trunk is awesome!!

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  8. absolutely beautiful.
    what a great find!

    jAne

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  9. It's perfect! After being with you and seeing a few you liked, this is a great one for your home. Love the clue about the history of your trunk.
    ~Adrienne~

    P.S. - I have a trunk for my coffee table. It was in my sweetheart's family - a little different but I love it there.

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  10. What an awesome treasure...how much fun is that. I have been looking for a trunk...now I am inspired again.

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  11. Elizabeth, Oh I am so so so jealous of that truck, so beautiful and so much more valuable with its stickers. Here is a recipe link for Lumberjack cake , I tried to pick a recipe which was in cups rather than grams because I think we measure things differently to you in Australia :) http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/food/freshtv/781810/lumberjack-cake
    Really hope you might like to visit again and maybe follow my blog.Have a beutiful weekend xx Ava

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  12. Beautiful trunk! What an awesome blessing to find. Keep praying I'll find something as awesome to replace an ugly coffee table in living room.

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  13. Beautiful trunk ! I have an old blue vintage one as well.
    I like your blog , it puts me at ease - Thank you !

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  14. You got a gem....its hard to find the flat top in good condition....I have been looking for one for a long time. Thanks for stopping by and your prayers!

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  15. Great designing of your living room. Like that couch too. Nice place for a relaxation. :)

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