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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Inspiration Friday

Old, vintage suitcases
have always provided me with plenty of inspiration...




and lately,
they have also provided me with plenty of space
to hide the things I want to take with us to our new home.





As I continue to de-clutter my home
in order to get it ready to be leased,
I will be filling them up
and getting them ready for the big move...






They seem to be a lot sturdier
and they definitely look better than boxes
when displayed in my living room...










They were good for many travelers and immigrants before us,
and they are still perfect for one more trip!
That's why I wanted to share them with you
in this Vintage Inspiration Friday....



19 comments:

Jean said...

They are so very cute. Lovely post.

sugar Creek said...

Love those suitcases and that door!

Olive Cooper said...

Clever storage and vintage goodness what could be better than that?

Amy Kinser said...

I love your suitcases. I have a couple myself and do provide such pretty storage.

oldgreymare said...

2 times the usefulness..storage instead of boxes and when you get there,you have a coffee table, end table, night stand, display pieces, or extra closet space. Stacked suitcases are the best!

Every time you mention the move, I think that you must be getting so excited!

xx
z

Prior said...

LOVE you suitcases...they've stood the test of time and are filled with stories of adventure, I'm sure. Lezlee

KATHY said...

I love the suitcases! They look great in your living room.

Kathy

A Cottage Muse said...

Now that is smart packing!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend1

Jane said...

I so love old suitcases too and have several stacked hiding stuff in my guest bedroom. You have some really nice ones.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love vintage suitcases and yours look
wonderful !!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love vintage suitcases too, Marcela. I just recently got an unusual square beige one for $1.50 at a rummage sale (couldn't believe my luck!)!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Love, love vintage suitcases.

Tete said...

I have suitcases and trunks in every room to store clutter! I have one with all my old photgraphs, and it's so much easier when I want to find something!
Love yours!
Hugs- Tete

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Those old suitcases are so cool. Isn't such a perfect place to stash stuff? I've got an awesome vintage set of some, all cream, that were my great-grandmother's. They've been full of some of my grandmother's collectible dolls for years. We were just in the storage a few weeks ago trying to figure out what to do with the dolls so I could use them to hide the kids' toys in the livingroom!
I LOVE that old chippy door by the way! Will you be moving before or after Christmas?
Hope you have a super blessed weekend,
Missy

The shabby paris market said...

Just found your blog..Love it! Love the vintage suitcases and chippy doors! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all : )

Tammy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE old suitcases! You have some great ones!
visited from VIF!
Happy Halloween
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

LuLu said...

storage and suitcase always make me happy!!!
xo,
LuLu

Lisa B. said...

I have three vintage suitcases and don't know where to put them. :( I'm hoping I can make them work in my bedroom.

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Love old suitcases too! These are great!
~ Julie