Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Love Old Suitcases


I love old suitcases. They are so versatile....

You can use them for storing just about anything!
The beauties below have been used to store cd's, books, scrapbook supplies.... I think they have been used in every room at one time or another.
















I have painted suitcases before, but these are special.....they belonged to my grandmother. She carted them around the world with her.






I have been pinning different finds of neat suitcases on my Pinterest Board.

                                    http://pinterest.com/pin/316627479/


                                                             
                                     http://pinterest.com/pin/340157372/


                                                             
                                      http://pinterest.com/pin/320510090/

If you would like to have an invite to join Pinterest let me know in an e-mail and I will issue you an invitation.


Remember to take time during the holidays to rest and just be still. One of my favorite ways to get centered is to listen to music. Here is one of our favorite worship songs if you would like to hear it.


I am enjoying meeting so many new friends. If you have not joined any of the blog parties...... try one.
 It really is a nice way to connect.


I will be linking to these blog parties:

Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at thehouseinroses.blogspot.com
Tuesday-
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Tuesdays Treasures at www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
TypeA: Anything Goes Parthttp://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff at http://micheleravendesigns.blogspot.com
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Thursday
Friday
Freshmen Friday at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com

I'm aPinning Blogger at 5 Minutes for Me




Saturday
Homemakers Link-up Weekend
How Sweet the Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com
Saturday Nite Special at funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com

Sunday
Sunday's Best Link Partyhttp://my1929charmerblog.com
Think Pink at www.flamingotoes.com

Until next time,














23 comments:

Rhonda said...

First of all, I love this song. Thanks for sharing it.
Also, love your grandmothers beautiful suitcases. They look like alligator or crocodile - nice!
I couldn't find where to follow you?????
Thanks for coming by.
Rhonda

~willa~ said...

Love the suitcases. I have several in my basement waiting to be painted on but I have a few I couldn't bear to change. Love the pinterest photos.

~willa~

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your suitcases are lovely! I think it is so special that they were your grandmother's suitcases. Your pins are great too! Thanks for stopping by my blog, it helped me find yours! I'm a new follower.

Janet said...

I love your grandmother's suitcases!! They are gorgeous!!!! I'm sure you treasure them. I have been looking for cheap but not ratty old suitcases when I'm thrifting, have had some luck. But often they're marked way up due to popularity and supply.

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I LOVE those suitcases! They are so different from your run of the mill suitcases we see all the time. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Old suitcases are so cool. I just saw a bunch at an antique show yesterday, however, they were way overpriced. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Lucky you to have your Grandmother's suitcases. I love having things to decorate with that have a story. I only have one vintage suitcase that I found at a thrift store and I haven't figured out what to do with it.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the suitcases how nice you have the ones that belonged to your Grandmother. The idea to use a suitcase as a medicine cabinet is a clever idea. Will be your newest follower, hope you will stop by, Laura - Cottage and Broome

On Crooked Creek said...

Audrey,
Your grandmother's suitcases are beautifully display! I, too, have a collection...none are heirlooms. Thank you for sharing all the versitle uses for vintage suitcases.
Fondly,
Pat

laxsupermom said...

Your grandmother's suitcases are just gorgeous! I recently acquired some vintage suitcases and wasn't sure what to do with them. Thanks for the ideas!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Audrey, Thank you for sharing your wonderful suitcases at the Open House Party! How wonderful to have these special family pieces. Cute idea with the suitcase used as a medicine cabinet.
Hugs,
Sherry

Lucy Designs said...

wow! those suitcases of your grandmother's are just wonderful!! I love them

Elaine said...

Those suitcases are wonderful! No wonder you want them out where they can be seen!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love old suitcases, too! And the fact that these were your grandmothers is awesome! What sentimental value. The pinterest photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking up over at Tuesday's Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva Party! Have a great week! (Loved the song, too!)

xoxo
Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful suitcases, and all the more special with their history, 2 of my favorite things, suitcases and memories. I am now following you!

Olive Cooper said...

Splendid to have family suitcases and they have fabulous style too.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Loving the suitcases, especially your Grandma's. I love them, but my home is smaller, and I just can't figure out where to use them. Love the same color, makes a statement. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best.

Sheila said...

Hi Audrey. Caught your post at the Primp party. I love your suitcases. They are absolutely your gorgeous and I can tell you sense of style is pretty gorgeous too. Have a fabulous day and thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Your grandmother's suit cases are beautiful and what a treasure to have them. I love old suit cases too.

A Few Pennies said...

Beautiful cases; love your other blog photos too.

Pamela said...

What beautiful keepsakes! Thanx for coming over to the party!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party. I have been on the look out for some of these for a while now.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I, too, love old suitcases. I have my father's little overnight suitcase he carried when we came to the US in 1961 and started over professionally. That little suitcase reminds me that he was not too proud to start all over again. Thanks for a nice reminder. Visiting from Be Colorful.

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