Sunday, March 1, 2015

Vintage Suitcase for a Vintage Wedding

Vintage inspired weddings and barn weddings are so much fun and there is no shortage of decorating ideas.  You can find tons of them on Pinterest and wedding blogs.

Some of the things that I've created and sold in my booth are
silver trays made into chalkboards, old tin buckets adorned with lace and ribbon,  decorated mason jars with candles,  burlap runners and burlap flowers, old windows, bird cages, picture frames, vintage china and more! So many of these things have ended up in
wedding venues.

So, I thought I'd try and create something with an old suitcase...
 This suitcase is the perfect size.  Not too big and not too small....just right.  So, I painted it white and embellished the top with appliques from an old wedding gown.
 Ripped out the old lining and re-lined it and went to town decorating it with rosettes and lace.
 I created the "cards" using tags and metal letters.  I glued them to the back but added ribbon at the top and pushed pearl tipped pins through them for some added dazzle. 

I lined the inside with papers and then a layer of silk fabric and vintage lace gathered on the sides with burlap rosettes in the corners.

 I honestly didn't know where to stop with all the laces and rosettes.  In fact I had to take pictures of it just to see what's missing!  Do you ever do that??

I also added a pretty key and a bauble.

I think I'm done but then again, maybe not.  I just might add a few more rosettes to the back under the "cards."  What do you think, does it need more?

I've been working on this f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!!!  Somebody stop me, please!!!




Monica said...

It's beautiful! I think I would add smaller flowers in the bottom corners of the lid to hide the seam of the ruffle. What a lovely heirloom this could become for a lucky bride. You did a great job!

Mari said...

Oh no Sissy I won't dream of stopping you, it turned out a great way to store wedding cards awesome...


Junkchiccottage said...

This is stunning and so beautiful just he way you have it. I always say though there is never enough flowers lol! I am sure if you leave it or add a few more it will be just gorgeous.

chateau chic said...

This is such a great idea!! The satin, ruffles, lace add to its beauty.
Mary Alice

NanaDiana said...

Oh! It is gorgeous. The only thing I might do is add a bit of that woven (or braided whatever) stuff around the base-under the cards- where the back piece and "side piece" meet. I love it. xo Diana

Catherine said...

Very nice, I love it! Such a good idea.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Oh's beyond gorgeous! Simply lovely! Some bride out there is going to be ever-so-thrilled to snag it!

Rita C. said...

This is soo pretty and very special with all the trim. But you better stop if you plan to sell it - save something for the next one, because I'm sure this one would sell!
Rita C

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment on my 57 Shades of gray post!!

LOVE this beautiful suitcase that you have created!!


Okio B Designs said...

Yup, it's official. I'm in love with this!


Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Love the suitcase! Who wouldn't love it I think!!! Beautiful! Nancy

June said...

This is just so pretty Sissie!!Your details are perfect. I love how you wrapped the handle in ribbon. So-so lovely!
hugs from me...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a treasure! I would love to tackle something like this sometime! So elegant and original. (I am still getting used to "Diana" popping up, Sissie! Haha!) So nice to have a good word from you!

Linda Rubin said...

It is beautiful the way it is. Some lucky bride would proud to own this.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

don't stop, not when you are having so much fun! What a great idea, I love it, yes brides shop the antiques mall and it is just the right season!


Debbie said...

Oh my...this is perfect just the way it is! I absolutely love it, Sissie!
It would be a difficult piece to put in the booth for me!
You are so good at things like this!

Debra@Common Ground said...

oh Sissie, this is so pretty, don't you just want to get "re"married sometimes? there are so many wonderful vintage inspired wedding ideas right now!

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