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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday


I LOVE vintage thingies! There is something about them that inspires me. Just recently I have finally been brave enough (before I just admired and moved on, thinking I couldn't find, because of my lack of skill, the "right" place for it) to buy the cool vintage thingies to use in my home. I've also started using this vintage inspiration in my paper crafting. Today for my first go at Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Colorado Lady, I would like to share the beginning of my vintage suitcase collection.

I've always liked vintage suitcases and how others have used them to decorate. This summer I was lucky enough to find two at different garage sales. One I got for $5, the other about $10. Their home is in our office. I hope to add to the collection as time goes on. Until then they double as storage. The one on top hides nicely the yucky bills and the small office items, blank CDs, address labels, iPod charge cable etc. The second suitcase holds extra file folders, contact paper, envelopes.


14 comments:

Maureen said...

A girl after my heart! I have a thing for vintage suitcases too! So fun and versatile.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Welcome to your first VTT! I love vintage suitcases too. I don't have anywhere to display them though. Putting them in your office to hold extra supplies is a great idea. Nice finds.

Debbie

Coloradolady said...

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday....what a great first post! I too love vintage suitcases, I have one small one and thought I might try to redo it...but it still sits with no inspiration...but this post, has got me thinking...you are right...great storage solution, and so cute too!

Have a great Fall weekend and a happy VTT!

Janet, said...

Good idea. There is a use for everything, including old suitcases!

Postcardy said...

Suitcases are good for storing collections of vintage thingies too.

I like that type of suitcase decorated with vintage luggage labels, though I don't have any of that kind myself.

marian said...

i also share your love of vintage suitcases and i've got several that vary in shape, size and design...they're perfect for storing my fabric stash and other craft related goodies and they display beautifully one on top of the other.

knutsel Rein said...

Wow these are wonderful, love your suitcases!

~~Carol~~ said...

Those are gorgeous old suitcases! I have several, and they really are great for storage, and look pretty while they're at it!
Welcome to VTT, and I hope to see you next week!
Carol

Kathi Fly said...

What a great idea for storage! Love the way they look.

LV said...

A nice vintage showing today with your suitcases. I have a blue overnight bag that belonged to my mother years ago. I have not used it much, but it is in excellent condition. I hope someone appreciates when I am gone.

Leanne said...

What a great find on the suitcases. I bet you can't wait till you find more. That's a great idea to have them hold things in your office. I love the idea of unusual storage solutions. Thanks for stopping by my site and for your comment.

♥georgie♥ said...

LOVE those suitcases! you sure did good for someone who was concerned!
I know suzanne always some of the neatest things for VTT-you did GREAT!

just stopping by to say hi out visiting all the SSS participants

Debbie said...

Welcome to VTT. The suitcases are great, they look so much better than cardboard storage boxes for holding bills etc.

Elizabeth said...

Great way to keep them in use!