Thursday, February 24, 2011

Old Suitcases





I am on the hunt for more of these charming old suitcases for storage and love the appeal they add to a room... The first pic of just stacked cases are from a magazine... The second pic are 3 that I have stacked in my living room using as a end table and now I have them as a small end table .... The 3 rd pic I had saved over a period of time as inspiration and was from a blogger I enjoy very much , Rowann at http://antiquesinoldtown.blogspot.com She says she has this unique display in a guest alcove above her shop... I love it.....
I am think about the next trio I find I will place rollers on the bottom one for moving around easier.... I will use for decorating and storage....
One of the most creative ways of decorating is by pairing items... Altered art tags added to the cases adds more appeal.. The use of objects such as this adds personality... I think a key to living your own style is to be confident... Finding inspiration from others is wonderful making sure that the objects are things you love... After all it is your home or space.... Forgotten old treasures adds so much interest to any vignette.....Combining vintage with newer pieces can be the perfect solution to adding that cozy warm and lived in feeling even though you may have more newer than aged pieces... The use of old luggage really inspires the layered look and I so adore layering... Well I must post and will be off to tidy up my rooms... Sending blessings....

5 comments:

Rowann said...

Suitcases on the wall...are in my Guest alcove above the Shop. I have had so much fun with them. LOVE the insides, had to find a way to show them off ! So glad you liked them...

Ira said...

Just think of all the stories behind the suitcases! Have they travelled a lot and far? Or were they just used to hoard clothes or quilts? Love the idea of the suitcases on the wall, very creative!

Tracy said...

Marietta,
I love the suitcases on the wall...what a unique and cute idea! It's a shadow-box of sort. Very nice...

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Love the suitcases. I have a few but have not yet decided how to use them. Ideas you share....maybe I will find a place . I wonder how Rowann hung those cases?

FredaB said...

I really enjoy the way you encourage us to add little bits of what we have to everyday things.

The lace collar hanging over the mirror and the cuffs over he picture really add to it. You are very good at what you do.

I like the look of your room with the suitcases as an end table and your precious things on top. Very comfortable loking room.

Hugs

FredaB