Decorating with Vintage Suitcases

Friday, May 29, 2015

Someone recently asked me for decorating ideas using vintage suitcases. I do have a few scattered around the house so I thought I would share my ideas to inspire your own. The cases I have are each small and have served different purposes through the years.

This one was actually given to my son when he was small and he used to cart his hot wheels around in it. It's a little tattered, but I still love it and I love that big fat Bakelite handle.

A Little Something Lovely - No. 9

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Wishing you God's best,

Scenes from the Country - No. 16

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

We have had an unusual amount of rainfall over the last few weeks and it is springing forth new life. I'm talking about mushrooms! They are popping up everywhere and I do mean popping up. Take a look at this little guy.

Re-purposed Dresser Drawer

Sunday, May 17, 2015

It's always fun to re-purpose items in unexpected ways and it makes our homes more interesting.

I recently found an old dresser that was damaged, but the drawers were still in great condition. They are solid wood with an unusual metal handle and just the right amount of patina.

A Little Something Lovely - No. 8

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I watched this "big boy" as he hit the jackpot, when he found the Buckeyes blooming. They have loads of flowers and he gorged himself on God's provision. What a good day for him!

Using Vintage Peaunut Butter Jars

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I would venture to say that just about everybody has fond memories of peanut butter. I don't really remember eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but I've eaten my fair share of peanut butter on saltine crackers.  Many of my life adventures have included peanut butter crackers!

I've found myself with a collection of vintage peanut butter jars and here is how I'm using them.

A Little Something Lovely - No. 7

Friday, May 1, 2015

The petunias are blooming. I have old-fashioned petunias that grow wild around my home place. They reseed themselves and pop up everywhere. There's a batch blooming at the corner of my house right now.

These are not the short, stout, genetically engineered versions for sale at the super centers. They are the original, natural, heirloom variety. They are tall and leggy, the flower petals are as thin as tissue and smell like heaven. They are wild and unruly and virtually indestructible. They do what they want and they are beautiful.

Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
Consider how the lilies (petunias) grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Luke 12:27

Wishing you God's best,