Friday, 16 December 2011

Suitable things to do with a Suitcase

You may have noticed that vintage suitcases, especially the 'well loved' ones with travel stamps enclosed within their hinges, are fast becoming the most sought after vintage household item. Evoking nostalgic visions of 50's air hostesses and the orient express, they are a fantastic and attractive storage case for those summery clothes that are taking up space in your wardrobe or even your shoes and hats. We recently had a gentleman buy one to store a wedding dress in! Although storage and obviously travel are common uses for a suitcase, I have uncovered a few novel ideas for other uses...

Why have a boring bedside table? For a truly original design idea, why not pop a few suitcases on top of each other, pop a lamp on top and your current read and voila!! An extremely simple yet effective piece of D.I.Y furniture! Visit designtripper for travel locations and stylish interiors!

A personal favourite of mine, a vintage style pet bed, not just for dogs! Treat your cat as well! This would again be incredibly simple to fashion, all you would need is the right sized cushion and a cute animal. It makes a nice change from the ratty pet beds that are available, a stylish home deserves a stylish pet.

Slightly more D.I.Ying to be done here, but it's not too complicated and would look great in a kids bedroom or as a piece of garden furniture! Just close the lid when it starts to rain! Buy yourself a vintage suitcase and then follow these instructions See Kate Sew

For a range of suitcases in all different colours and sizes, come visit us at the Vintage Reclaimed boutique, I'll leave you with a few more travel inspired titbits to amaze and astound you!

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