Showing posts with label suitcases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label suitcases. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Vintage White Suitcases Make a Comeback...

January is the month for a fresh start and a clean slate. I always look forward to a new calendar and the possibilities that the New Year brings. No matter what the previous year has held, good or bad, I thank God for His good plans for the future, and I'm grateful that we are moving forward with a positive attitude. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas in the Cupboard

Just a quick "Hello" from the Lower Level Sitting Room,
 home of the Holiday Cupboard to wish you all a very

 Merry Christmas!!

I couldn't let Christmas come and go 
without sharing this special spot with you.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve,
and a Happy Christmas Day.
(to see last years cupboard, click here.)

We thank you Father, for your Son
who came and died for our sins
that we might find peace and salvation in your loving arms.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Autumn Holiday Cupboard

Since Fall is my favorite time to decorate the house, 
I also love gathering my odds and ends for decorating The Holiday Cupboard.
 I've tried to make it "The Ironstone Cupboard"
or "The Transfer ware Cupboard" 
or "The White Only Cupboard",
 but I just can't make those stick.

It always becomes "The Holiday Cupboard".

It's the odd kitchen cupboard and the little chippy dresser that got married.
I always enjoy a good love story, don't you?

It's downstairs in my little sitting area that I showed you yesterday.

This time of year I like to bring in the oranges to compliment the white.
And there are always a few stray squirrels, owls and pumpkins
that need a place to live. they end up here.

There usually is a gardening and nature theme going on
along with whatever "Holiday" might be coming up.

These open books are two old nature encyclopedias from the early 1900's.

My new little "Be-Owled" frames found a spot here, too.

Each time I show the Holiday Cupboard I'm asked about the white suitcases on top. I just used several coats of white interior latex and a lot of time. A small roller on the larger parts and an artist's brush for painting around the hardware. I have several more ratty suitcases that need this paint treatment. I'm a sucker for an old suitcase, if the price is right.

For previous Fall Holiday Cupboard renditions,
look HERE and HERE.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
it turned cool after a day of rain.
Almost time for boots.

 Joining in on these great parties:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Ranch
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Inspiration Exchange at Ella Claire
TTT at StoneGable

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Fairytale" Inspiration for Easter continued...

Last weekend I shared with you a beautiful new book
by the people that bring us Jeanne d'arc Living magazine,
 entitled "Fairytale Easter". 

I fell in love with all the wonderful 
Easter and Spring inspired creations that grace each page.

Little did I know when I visited Leola's Vintage Home and Garden Spring Open House last week, that someone else had been inspired to create these same lovely decoupaged eggs. My friend Pam, who always has some of the most amazing creations and displays around, had crafted her own version of these Easter lovelies.

So a few came home with me 
for my own Easter display in an old cardboard suitcase.

They joined other bits and pieces of vintage ephemera,
 baskets with moss, and a nest or two for a little vintage Easter vignette.

Aren't these embellished vintage Easter postcards 
just precious with bits of twine, tulle, and feathers?

 One of my collection of old church fans in the background.
Jesus with the lambs are my favorites.

A hyacinth bulb and old book wrapped in stamped cotton ribbon.

It's times like this that I remember that my true love is 
"all things vintage".

Joining in on these great parties this week:

Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Hope you have a wonderful week,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday: #53 Stacked Suitcases

Who could imagine that stacking vintage suitcases
could be such a difficult endeavor.
I've had a hard time finding just the right combination,
and I'm sure I'm not finished yet.

I've been collecting vintage suitcases for quite awhile,
but recently while working on the Master Bedroom
I needed some storage for books,
so my brilliant little mind found it's way to the basement
where I loaded up some of my collection
and toted it upstairs.

These two specimens are my latest,
as I'm really being drawn to the linen-y masculine look.
I have several of these train cases in my studio for holding art supplies,
but I knew any stack needed to be topped off
 with just the right little number.

Lovin' this 30's brass plate.

So here they are in the bedroom...
someday I'll do a post on the whole space,
until then just bits and pieces.

Wonderin' why one is backwards...?
well, there are a couple of slanted ones,
that otherwise won't set level.
Who's bright idea in the luggage industry came up with that one?

and one is missing it's leather handle.

Short story here:
Last Thanksgiving we were "babysitting" the grandpuppy (french bulldog)
We were watching TV and I couldn't find Vinnie.
Hubbs said, "Oh, he's right here chewing on one of his bones."

know where I'm going?

Well, it wasn't a bone!
Heck, it was my suitcase handle!
Well, I couldn't be too mad
cause if you think of it,
it was on the floor and smelled like stinky old leather.

Pictures are never good in here because of the low light.

and here are a few other images for inspiration,
all from Pinterest.

the perfect bedside table

And one of my favorite photos from my friends,
Meloney and Brian, from The Seed Box

And speaking of inspiration, here's some from last week:

 Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch 
has a hammock that I could just crawl right into and spend an afternoon.

shows us her book page walls in her Great Room re-do.
I'm a sucker for anything "book page"!!

Melanie from The Frosted Gardener has me all excited about
painting metal chandeliers!

And Faye from Wild Rose Vintage,
just took my breath away with this image.
Doesn't it look like something out of a Ralph Lauren ad?
(fab photography!)
Oh my gosh that scenery!!

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Linking up with these great parties.
(Links on sidebar buttons)

and a new Potpourri Party
with Honey at 2805.

If you haven't entered the
Romantic French Style Give Away,
you can still enter HERE

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"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

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Hope you have a fun and safe weekend!
love ya bunches,

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