Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Vintage Suitcase: A Homage

(Errr....I feel I should add that this is intended to be taken as a parody....)

Vintage suitcases, how do I love thee?



 Let me count the ways.



I love thee to the depth and breadth and height






My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight



For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.



I love thee to the level of everyday's



Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.



I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;



I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.



I love thee with a passion put to use



In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.



I love thee with a love I seemed to lose



With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,



Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,



I shall but love thee better after death.



Images: The Style PA, A Beach Cottage, fclo, az central, This Next, skcnis, Elite Choice, A Beach Cottage, House Beautiful, Poetic Home, Luxist, sfgate, The Passionate Home, unknown, 1st Dibs

Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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31 comments :

Hello! said...

Get a grip woman, LOL!

S
xo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Errrr......yes, ....just to be clear, my love for vintage suitcases is purely platonic!

michelle said...

Those are SO COOL!!!! I have never seen them used in such creative ways! That chair is the best!

Greta said...

I love these photos! Especially the white painted suitcases in the second shot...beachy and romantic! Do you own many?

Hello! said...

Interesting analogies! I enjoy reading your posts so much! I should probably get a life!!!!!

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

Oh no! Now I too love vintage suitcases! I'll have to keep my eye out. I really love them as a bedside table. The office in a suitcase is so funny too.

Elisa and Dusty said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures!! I lurve vintage suitcases and have been looking for different and creative ways to utilize them in my home. You just gave me several ideas, WOW!! Fun stuff, time to get busy...

Take care!

~Elisa

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the chair, love love it! And the trunks, ahhh!

High Street Cottage said...

Sarah, you are too funny! I recognise a few of those photos. Hard to choose a favorite, but that large one used as an office is genius. A very entertaining post. tami from the high street cottage

Olive Cooper said...

Funny thing I do not own a vintage suit case. Joe may have one in one of his endless sheds...must look. Love the desk constructed from them!

Gabrielle said...

Love all the fantastic ideas! I had a vintage suitcase just laying around...I had the urge to do something with it and ended up making a dog bed...you can see it here... http://withthislifeiwilllive.blogspot.com/2010/10/vintage-suitcase.html

My fav from the photos is the computer armoire! WOW!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Wow wish I had those Louis Vuitton ones!!! Love this post too!!~*~*Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~*

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Hi Sarah, love this post on suitcases. I especially like the second pic. Wishing you a happy week!

nanab said...

I love them all esp. the Louie V's.

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coastal village life said...

Another great post! I too have a thing for vintage suitcases and am amazed at the versatility of them! Have a good day!
Michelle

The Moerks said...

Very clever post. I love the chair!
I also love the "get a grip" comment, too funny!

Vintage Home said...

...those pics are so inspiring...I have the suitcases and wonder sometime if I should just sell them....nope not any more...Thanks!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, that trunk turned computer desk is completely awesome!
Love these photos.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, You have breathed new life into the antique suitcase with this posting.

I really feel that piles of old baggage heaped in a hallway are just too déjá vue. But, you have shown so many more exciting ways in which they can be put to use that I may be inspired to drag mine out from the attic and 'do' something with them!!

Margie said...

FaBuLoUs!!! My favorite has to be the one at the phone! I love old suitcases too, I use them stacked as storage for material, my vintage valentine collection, and cards, etc, so many uses, and they look awesome! Great post!

The Cloth Shed said...

Hi Sarah, I think Pauline gets her magazines from Sweden as she lived there for a number of years....the English versions I think came from Camel and Yak.
They are lovely, each page is a delight...so, off to bed soon with one of the books....bliss!
Julie x
PS I have a thing for vintage trunks not suitcases...I can get more fabric in them....!

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STYLIZIMO said...

Wow! How many cool suitcases you have found! Great for decoration!

Thank you for sharing!
Hugs, Nina

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Vintage suitcases really make a statement in any room. I like the blue suitcases at the end of the bed. Never come across any that color. Great post! :) Michelle

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Your post is very timely. I recently painted two vintage cases in the heirloom white and they turned out wonderful. I now have them as major focal points on a console table in my bedroom and will be putting them on my blog soon. Great pictures. It made me feel more confident about what I recently did with mine!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Sarah! I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. ideas and images!!!! Who would'ave thunk......?????? NOW I've gotta keep my eyes peeled for some old goodies like that.... :)

xoxo laurie

Sarah said...

Wow, I love the suitcase desk. Thanks for visiting my blog- following you now!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

So delighted that Brenda sent me over here to see your blog...absolutely love this post!!

Prior said...

Well, these are awesome...love the computer desk trunk and the shelf one with the phone, well really I just love them all...Thanks for giving me the link.
Lezlee

Hannah from Maxwell Scott Luggage said...

What a fantastic post! I love the idea of vintage luggage to not actually be used as luggage! The last suitcase is fantastic, so original and quirky. I will definately keep in mind the bedside table idea, adds a antique feel to any house.

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