Heavenly Thrifting & an Inexpensive DIY Carry-On

This summer, I was obsessed with finding the perfect vintage floral carry-on. I was particularly interested in overdyeing a canvas or cotton bag. I stalked Etsy and had my eye on a couple. 

One of the ones I favorited was this one by Basement Princess Vintage. It was reasonably priced but I decided to check the thrift store next to my apartment - just in case they had something that would work.

Guess what? The thrift store had the EXACT SAME BAG. For 50% off. Making it a grand total of $2.50 and within walking distance of my apartment. How often does this happen? Never. Really, this never happens - you might thrift for a year and then come across the bag or something similar. But the same day? The exact same bag? The coincidence is more exciting than the bag itself.

I dyed the bag with blue RIT dye and I love it! I used it for vacation this summer and it was perfect. Have you ever had a heavenly thrifting experience where you scored just the thing you were looking for just the right price? It's exhilarating, I tell ya. Makes my heart beat faster. ;)


  1. oh man it really is perfect! i liked it in cream a lot but i must say it's even better blue! what does overdyed mean? just that you leave it longer than normal? and it really is a crazy coincidence, I always find I can never thrift the exact thing I need, but find it a few months later by chance.
    Cuddly Cacti
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  2. What luck! Anything dyed indigo makes me happy, I love the concept of dying over the pattern... thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Cool blog you have here, I will check in often.
    Best Wishes,

  4. Dus, it means to dye over an existing color/print or to dye the same color multiple times.

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