Vintage trunks or suitcases are ideal storage pieces to put clutter out of sight, keep personal memorabilia in a safe place, organize things and decorate a room.
I don’t think I ever laid eyes on an authentic vintage trunk or suitcase, I just see them in the movies. I found these fab vintage pieces here and there (some from online shops and some are from Etsy) so I put them together into a post. Hope you’ll enjoy the visit:)
Some of these date back from the 1940s. 1950s and most of them look really used and worn-out. I was surprised to see the Before and After photos sent by buyers who bought them as junk and refurbished them into clean, shiny, stylish, expensive-looking vintage pieces.
What about a comfortable yet stylish vintage bed for your dear feline? If I had a cat I would definitely get one of these from vintage rennaisance. Would you?
Here’s a how-to video by Tracy Porter on how to make a stylish shelf made out of vintage trunk or suitcase. Do you have a vintage trunk or suitcase? Do you use it or would you like to get rid of it? Do you have other ideas on how to make an old, worn-out trunk into a functional and artsy piece?
One small way to help save our environment is to minimize riding cars. Riding a bike is the green way to go. For me, looking at these photos bring a sense of nostalgia. When my bestfriend B. came to visit, one of the most memorable things we did was learn how to ride a bicycle. Yes, we don’t know how! After a few hours of tries and bumps, we finally learned how to pedal. It’s been a while since I rode a bike and I’m not sure if I can still remember how. My friend now lives in Canada but I wish we can ride bikes together again. Well, one of these days=)
This post is dedicated to my bestest and dearest friend in the world…miss you!
look at the stars : look how they shine
for you : and everything you do : yeah they were all yellow : i came along : i wrote a song for you : and all the things you do : and it was called yellow do you know i love you so : you know i love you so it’s true look how they shine for you : look how they shine for you
Martha has some really good advice on decorating the home with her Spring Decorating Ideas. They’re practical, inexpensive and most of the items used for decorating are recycled from something old. I picked a few which I intend to integrate in my own home.
Old stools were covered with coiled rope to give it a new look. I’m thinking that coiled papersticks may work too!
Love this one: Table runners used as placemats for two.
Old milk pails used as pots for plants.
These lattice frames which are normally used in the garden are sooo cute as wall frames.
This is so smart. Old handkerchief turned into a window curtain. Perfect for kitchen windows or smaller window frames.
This is so timely. Our bed has two cushions and only the first cushion is covered by the sheets. I’ve been thinking about covering the exposed mattress with a fabric exactly as shown here. Now, i need to look for a large fabric to make this.
David V. Moore is the artist behind papermoth. You can also find colorful drawings of trees, birds, rabbits, owls, and flowers from his shop.
Let someone know how much you appreciate them with this letterpress card from sycamore street press. Love the orange lettering, it just makes you smile=)
Countryworkshop offers hand painted signs, and tie-on ornaments with messages or words that inspire. Get to know Pat, the lady behind the shop by visiting her blog.
Paige Tyler has wall frames, hand painted signs and monograms in her shop. She also blogs.
These sweet drawings with heartfelt messages are from a shop called Lovely Sweet William. Three sisters Shelley Gardner,who lives in Wellington New Zealand; Paula Mills and Jeanine Mills, who are based in Melbourne Australia are brought together by their online shop and their love for handmade. They also have a lovely blog that is now part of my list. And don’t forget to visit Paula Mill’s blog for more beautiful illustrations.
Check out this interesting read by Jennifer Romolini from Yahoo’s Shine page. French Elle celebrates the stars’ natural beauty, minus the make-up and retouches for its April issue.The French magazine features eight female European celebrities including Monica Bellucci, Eva Herzigova and Sophie Marceau against a plain gray background, simple clothes, with no make-up, just a simple pose amid great lighting.Looking at these beautiful faces is a refreshing change from the usual all-made-up, glamorous themes of fashion magazines. I’m not really sure if they’re totally not wearing any make-up at all like a nude foundation or lip gloss or an eyeliner maybe. There is after all such a thing as the no-make-up look. I think it’s an interesting issue. What do you think?