Thursday, February 24, 2011

~sweet vintage treasures~

today i'm showing you some of my true loves

~vintage suitcases and vintage books~

i love to collect vintage suitcases

here are my two white ones, topped with a pile of vintage books

they sit in a corner of my living room

see the book without the spine cover, it's a really old "how to take care of anything" book from my Nanna

i remember reading it at her home, it was in a lot better shape back then!

the books are just simply bound together with burlap ribbon and shabby seam binding

here's one last peek at my shabby pile

i'm linking up with Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday
and Tickled Pink



Naturally Carol said...

That is a great way of keeping old books intact too..when they're not being read...looks good too!

Amanda said...

Such a lovely way to display things, love the suitcases!

Machelle said...

Great display and pieces. Very creative, love the style sister! I'm excited to be your latest follower.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

So many vintage suitcases are brown and caramel tones but I love your white ones. So chic! Have a great weekend.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous, Tracey. Nice to meet you!

Lindalou said...

Lovely. Love old books, especially those you can remember from your childhood. I'll have to do a post about my two favorite old books.

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I've seen books bound together with twine but I think the burlap ribbon is SO much prettier! I'm sure your Nanna would be proud to know that you still cherish her book and that you are displaying it in such a pretty way.

Thanks for stopping by my new blog and leaving an encouraging comment!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I have a weakness for old books too. Yours look beautiful wrapped up with burlap and binding :-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

The Lovely in Life said...

I love the white suitcases, I can't wait to see what you do with your latest treasure that you found on Thursday. It was great fun "junking" with you.

Vintage Home said...

Great books...a lot of reading went on with that book of your grammas.....Your white suitecases are so white!..yeah!

Anonymous said...

I just adore vintage books! Love the way you displayed yours... so pretty! Your vintage suitcases are wonderful, too!
~ Jo :)

Kathy said...

Hello Tracey,
I love collecting and displaying vintage suitcases as well! I have a couple of trunks - I try to imagine the life of the traveler. It seems collections of books bound as decorative items is very popular - yours looks wonderful with the burlap and binding!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I love how you've wrapped these with the burlap and ribbon. And I love those great suitcases! Thanks so much for joining in for VIF!

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Tracey,
My, it seems like I have missed so much on your blog. You have alot of great posts here. Love your white suitcases. I am going to cheat and paint mine (when I find some). Thanks for the lovely comment on my Advent Tags. *Smiles*

Carole said...

Love the use of burlap on the old books. I wonder if any of us use seam binding anymore the way they used too:)
Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

Holly said...

Seriosuly loving it all - some of my favorite things. I did not go thrifting or antiquing this week and now you gave me the itch!

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