Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Would You Buy It Wednesday

I found this footlocker/trunk last week at the thrift store. There was also a smaller version and I was going to buy both of them but when I went back to get them, another customer was walking out the door with it. (sad face) I'm glad she left the bigger one because it still had the leather carrying handles.

I'm not sure what I plan on doing with it, but right now it is holding Ryker's extra diapers. I paid $8 It has a slight musty odor even after I put it out in the sun for 3 days. Would you have bought it? What would you do with it? You can see it is quite large as it almost covers my entire coffee table.

Yesterday I went back to GW to see if I could find some more owls. On Monday I scored 11 of them. (I will post another blog later this week) I found an owl coffee cup, another McCoy cookie jar with lid and some kind of weird owl container.

When I first picked this up, I thought it was some kind of candle holder but it isn't big enough to put a tea light in it. Any ideas on what it is? I have it for sale in my store and any information would be helpful.

bottom of head and bottom of base


  1. The owl is an incense burner.
    The trunk may have had a drop in holder that rested on those edges at one time. The new trunks don't come with them now days. (Believe me I have searched high and low). GREAT find on the trunk. I have been trying to locate one with the drop in insert.

    To help rid of the musty smell- try 1/2 cup vinegar to a gallon water. Let a rag soak in the solution for @ 10 minutes and wipe the inside of the trunk down. Do this 2-3 times. Then sit it outside on a sunny day for a few hours. I do this with all my suitcases/luggage I buy at thrift stores etc... it takes smoke smell out.

    If you can get the odor out it makes for a great storage of most anything. Seriously GREAT find!

  2. Oh, haha, I thought the owl was a toothbrush holder. Good luck on the resell!


  3. Hi there! Im your newest follower and I too have a very old ugly trunk that Im about to make over! Nice job on yours! Deidre~ Http://