Sunday, April 10, 2011

MY SHABBY HALF PINK VINTAGE SUITCASE & MY GIVEAWAY WINNER!!~~




Well i have had a few days away with my husband in the lovely state of Queensland~~~

We spent some lovely time with our eldest son living up that way and whilst my hubby was attending some meetings in Brisbane, I met up with TWO gorgoeus fellow bloggers...

Pam from BAYSIDE ROSE....& Katherine from THE OLD BOATHOUSE...

we had a great chat & a laugh at the WAC over a GOOD coffee!!

In Katherine's stall at the centre I spied a lovely vintage suitcase which I intended to purchase..

BUT the GORGEOUS Katherine gave it to me as a pressie!!

HOW SWEET!!

It is half spray painted with a "horrible" pink...BUT i intend to make it over into a french chic theme..

HOWEVER...the dilemma was getting it back to Melbourne?? without having to post..

SOO i stuffed all my clothes and my carry bag I took up originally, as well as my LOTS of crochet goodies found on my little "op shop" trawling in qld..

& VOILA...it all packed in...

Finished off with a wonderful OLD leather BELT my son had just to keep it secure..

So I did look quite ODD carrying this half painted, shabby vintage PINK suitcase around the airport...

WHO CARES? i said to my quite embarrassed hubby & son...

I love VINTAGE junk & it shall accompany me whatever it takes!!!


ps...the WINNER of my first ever giveaway is "SHABBY PRIM DELIGHTS"...
STUNNING BOOK...(photo of cover shown )...

xx andrea





10 comments:

Bayside Rose said...

Glad that you actually got the suitcase on the plane! I think it looked pretty cool.

Lovely meeting you Andrea. Hope we do it again sometime.
Pam x

theoldboathouse said...

Well done getting it home Andrea, It was so so great to meet you. Can't wait to see your suitcase revamp! I love my pressie too. Thanks so much again,xxx Katherine

Kate said...

glad to hear you had lots of fun up here in Sunny Brisbane! the suitcase is very cute! i must get over to the WAC soon too... Kate :)

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Omg is that me who won???

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Thankyou Andrea....I am sooo looking forward to drooling over it.
Michelle

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Lucky you getting to meet the gorgeous Katherine, I would love to catch up with her one day too. Of course you are already a vintage buddy :0))) Hey we had better start getting ready for our next SVJExrtrava shouldnt we?! Hope we all have a meeting soon!
alicia
ps. too funny about the suitcase lol

Kerryanne English said...

Sounds like a fun weekend was had in QLD Andrea. Love the story of the suitcase. Just goes to show we will do anything for vintage goodies - lol. Looking forward to seeing what yu do to transform the old girl... that woudl be the suitcase, not you of course [giggle].
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Bee happy said...

Found your wonderful blog today and wanted to say hi! I am now following :) Love the pink suitcase!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a clever way to get your case home. Fabulous that you got to meet up with Pam and katherine

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Andrea I'm SORRY to have missed your FAB Giveaway Lovey....I've literally been 'all over the shop'....DRAT....It looks like a WONDERFUL read....CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle.... :o) !!!

I'm GREEN you got to meet up with Pam & Katherine....Lucky LUCKY you....I bet you all had a LOVELY time....!!

I'm looking forward to seeing your suitcase after you've worked your magic on it....!!!!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)