Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bag Lady.

Have you ever been so excited in your life to find that perfect item that's been rolling around in the back of your noodle?

A long time ago, on a website far, far away, I spied a VERY cute idea.

This was MY very first time seeing a vintage shopping cart in all its face-lifted glory.

Jenny Doh's cart. 

The idea seed was forever planted.
You can be inspired too...
IF ONLY I COULD FIND A CART TO CALL MY OWN.....Where would I EVER find one??? And if I did ever find one, would I be able to afford it? 
Woe is Me!!!

Then it happened. 
I hadn't been to my local Salvation Army since Christmas! Yeah, I couldn't believe it either! Amazing what happens when life gets busy. Huh?!!!

In I walk. Say hi to all my S.A. peeps. Laugh about where I've not been.

Then, I spy.

No way! 

WAY!!!  

How cute is this?

All four wheels work? CHECK!

Folds up nicely? CHECK!

Price? CHECK, CHECK, DOUBLE-CHECK!!! 

FOUR-NINETY-FIVE!!!

$ 4.95 !!!!!

 I swear my heart was doing the HAPPY-DANCE.... 
 Sure, it's a little tarnished around the edges. And it could use some vintage metal wheels to replace these plastic jobbers. BUT....
With a quick coat of paint and some embellishments, it could be this....
I found this one online here:
It's picture #5 in the slide show section....

or this
How cute is this Aqua one? 
 ...and this cute one from Vintage Trifles.


Now, I just need to get busy. Painting. Designing. Sewing. Embellishing.

and.........SHOPPING!!!!

pssssst....Even though, my "treasure" is still in it's "trash" state...I'm linking all these beautiful carts to REINVENTED's Trash to Treasure Party!






6 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Oh You lucky girl!
That cart is awesome. Who cares if it has plastic wheels? Once you get the cute fabric in no on will even notice! And rust, and discolored? LOVE IT!!
(oh, just thought, if those plastic wheels were painted black, no one will notice even more!) =0)

Sent your package off tonight.

Blessings
barbara jean

Patina Marie said...

I SO can't wait to see the little "nest" shoe.....I can't, I can't, I can't.....

Hopemore Studio said...

Wow the things you can find! I think that is quite a treasure and I can't wait to see what you turn it into. Your inspiration ideas are all fabulous.

Thanks for stopping by today, I did follow the link and your dress form was beautiful. I was surprised how overwhelming it was to actually dress her, perhaps I am commitment phobic..lol..

Angie

Kristin Michael said...

It's official. You have become my grandma. :)-

Patina Marie said...

Angie - Things just call to me....It takes me FOREVER to complete things. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to re-purposing and crafting too. Not a good combo...Lots of half-done projects and even more LOTS of collecting for all those IDEAS rolling around in my noodle....

Kristin - Thanks! Love, Granny Tina

Patina Marie said...

Barbara - I have an old burlap "sack" I may have to "play" with for this thing....

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