Sunday, January 25, 2015

A passion for vintage suitcases...

"Give me a ticket for an aeroplane....ain't got time to take a fast train...."  Don't know why that song popped in my head but it must be these great vintage suitcases trying to tell me something.  What in the world is it about old suitcases that just makes my heart sing????

Must be the wonderful patina...the soft well worn leather handles, the beat-up and scuffed sides from many years of use or the mystery they hold and the stories that they might tell....

 All I know is that I cannot resist them.
They are great for storage, stacking and using as tables or just putting on display in your home.  The suitcase on the bottom is a recent HomeGoods find.  It's a vintage replica and I thought it would make a great base for stacking the suitcases.  The second one from the bottom is really luxurious inside.  Get a load of this pretty toile fabric.  How in the world could anyone part with this?  Oh well I'm glad that it ended up with me.
Love it!
Suitcases also make wonderful booth displays or photo props.
I also spent most of the day making these pretty heart pillows.
This one is embellished with lace appliques from an old wedding gown.  Once I got started adding all this pretty lace I just couldn't stop!
 This heart pillow just called for lots and lots of lace trim.  The scrabble letters and the pearls make it extra sweet.
 This one was made using a Paris theme fabric.  I added vintage lace and jewelry pieces plus the xoxo's.
 They turned out so pretty that I want to keep them all.
So what's your passion this week, this year???

Join me at Linda's Show and Share Party at Coastal Charm.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

OK, now I am singing that song lol! I love your heart pillows adorable with the scrabble letters....Yep, I say keep them!!!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I love the stacked suitcases and those sweet heart pillows!

Blondie's Journal said...

I was so glad to read this was your very own collection of suitcases...not for the shop. You have a strong sense of willpower! I've often thought about collecting them, I love them for the same reasons as you. I just wish I had more space.

I love the handmade pretty! People will be clamoring for them now! :)

Jane x

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh Sissie, I have a thing for vintage luggage too!! Love your pretty hearts...hop over on Monday and share them at my party.


Shabby chic Sandy said...

You have a beautiful collection of suitcases! My passion right now is painting. I pretty much paint everything I see. Having so much fun doing it though. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your heart pillows, Sissie! They are all so pretty. Great suitcases. It's a shame they don't make them like that anymore.

Okio B Designs said...

I don't know which I love more: your hearts or the vintage suitcases?! Okay, both! =)


Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Sissy,
Love your suit cases and the hearts are too sweeet! Love those. Have a great start to the new week.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

There is so much charm in a vintage suitcase, and you have some lovelies! Jane

Kathy Moreland said...

Love, love the pillows!! Hope your husband has improved! Have a fab day!!

Robin Johnson said...

What a wonderful collection of them you have too! lucky girl!

chateau chic said...

Your suitcases are many ways to decorate with them, but I think stacking them is my favorite.
Darling heart pillows!!
Mary Alice

Tara Graham said...

I love old suitcases too and if you can find them to color coordinate, jackpot! Love the little hearts too!~Sares

Cindy said...

I Love suitcases too Sissy. They're just so cool! I have one with bright coral silk inside - it's so fun. They are functional too. Just this year i put my Christmas ornaments in a stack of suitcases i have in the living room. No more dragging big plastic bins out of that messy closet upstairs every year!


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