Friday, January 20, 2012

A LITTLE SUITCASE LOVE...

 (Mini suitcase collage by me)

This week every spare second has been spent in the studio culling through everything in there, getting rid of what I absolutely do not love, and trying to figure out a new system of organization for some of my supplies.  All this is being done in preparation for the last new piece of studio furniture to be brought in.  Hopefully I can get the rest of the supplies needed to finish it this weekend.  I sort of ran out of steam and needed a little inspiration so I headed over to Pinterest to see if I could find something that sparked some ideas.
What I found was a little suitcase love.  In a perfect creative world I would have a much larger studio space with skylights and plenty of wall and storage space.  In a perfect world I would collect old suitcases and have Handy Hubby build me shelves like these to house them...
 (Image found on Pinterest)
This wall is just visually delicious to me and can you even imagine all the supplies those babies would hold?

In a perfect creative world I would have a well lit gallery wall of suitcase shelves like these...
 (Image found on Pinterest)
I could just imagine artwork displayed on these, love this idea!!!

In a perfect creative world I would love to have towers of these to stash creative supplies of fabrics, laces, trims, and vintage linens in...
(Image found on Pinterest)
In a perfect creative world perhaps I would have a pair of these to lounge in...
(Image found on Pinterest
 These are fabulously cool!

While I adore all those ideas, in my creative space those just won't work, but, I did find this idea of a traveling studio that is a possibility...
(Image found on Pinterest)
 I love how this one has been altered...
(Image found on Pinterest)
This would be great for traveling back and forth to the farm.

I found myself in a little suitcase love!  Suitcase dreams aside, I will dream my little space into the creative haven I desire it to be.  Oh, but it is so fun to image and dream!  I must put hands and feet to my dream and  hopefully I will have a big reveal to show you next week!

Do you have any savvy supply storage ideas?  I'd love to hear your favorite!
Enjoy your weekend!

17 comments:

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Gee a wall like that would be wonderful, I can only dream. Love all the suitcase photos.
Hugs Jackie

Gail said...

Hi Sandy,
I laughed reading your blog today! We're on the same wavelength...if you have time, pop on over to my blog and you'll see what I mean. I came across an old suitcase at our recycling center. I'm not sure what it originally housed, but I'm making it into a traveling art suitcase.......love all your images!

Karen Valentine said...

I'm with you girlfriend!! Old Suitcases are just plain cool!!!! And holy cow...isn't Pinterest just insane??? I mean inspiration galore!!!! Glad you found some!! Have a wonderful weekend!
xo,
Karen

Vee said...

Those Pinterest ideas are wonderful, except for the chair...not a fan of that one. I especially like the wall of suitcases and oh the tags that you'd have to make. Personally, I think everything you have would get lost in there for a very long time. Looking forward to the big reveal. I'm very curious about what you're doing.

Dorthe said...

Fantastic, dear Sandy--that wall and those towers, LOVE old suitcases-- but only have a single little sweet one :)
Maybe I should make me a wonderful collage, like you did, with some more suitcases on, to just have some more.
Hugs,Dorthe

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I adore the suitcase wall, I have that issue of where women create, and just drooled all over it, lol. I also love the suitcase shelves and the shelves full of suitcases! So much vintage goodness I can't stand it. I wish I had more natural light in my studio but for now I'm just ecstatic that I actually have one! lol. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs!

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm having suitcase love with all these wonderful images! I really adore the suitcase chair. All that tufted goodness in a wonderful vintage suitcase. I'm not sure I would want to sit in it. I would just stare at it all day. I can't wait to see your finished studio. I've been doing the same thing with my supplies. I don't have a studio space only a cabinet of goodies.

Have a fun weekend creating . . .

Hugs!
Nancy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I love old vintage suitcases! We've made several suitcase tables for our sons and to sell in a craft mall that I was a part of. I still have my Uncle's suitcase that traveled with him through all the states, even Hawaii. It's a treasure to me. I love the ideas you can find on Pinterest... such fab photos on there.
I noticed your darling little doxie, Sophie, on your prev post. We have 2, a mother & daughter that we adore. Gur & Zoe. Zoe is a tiny miniature compared to her mom, so cute. Sophie looks like a sweetie!!

Hugs, Sherry

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Wonderful suitcases Sandy, I can't wait to see what you dream up with yours as I have a couple in their original state and jammed packed, love old hats box cases too! Maybe I'll get some inspiration! Hugs Marilou

Diane said...

Sandy, isn't that wall of suitcases amazing!!!! Imagine having the room for it, AND the collection to use!

Hope you're having a nice weekend.

XO Diane

Kasia said...

These ideas and pictures are just delicious! THANK YOU for sharing these!!! I want that wall in my house... I dont even care how much space that would have to take up! LOL :)

Hugs,

Decor To Adore said...

The chair has me clapping my hands with glee. I love the idea of a craft case. :)

Ruth Kelly said...

I am crazy about the suitcase chair from pinterest.

Sharon said...

I love your Blog. Karen does such nice designs. She did mine about 11 months ago. Suitcases are fun, whenever I visit the thirft shop, I check out what they have. My deal is must love the outside..but I inside must smell OK. I am now a follower.

Nook & Cranny said...

Love all the suitcase photos, specially the wall, be still my heart....
Thanks for sharing.
Looking forward to your reveal.
Michele

Charlene said...

Ms Sandy I can't wait to see your reveal as I KNOW it will be divine. I too have suitcase envy. I will even tell you a seceret... I bought the most amazing 3 piece set from a shop called Vingettes (in San Dieo, CA). I had them shipped out & they arrived on Friday. I can't decide what to do with them. I'll try to photograph them & share soon!

I miss all my blogging buddies & I'm trying to get back into the swing after the holidays & just haven't visited as much as I would have liked. I hope you will come by for a visit. HUGS!
Charlene

Riki Schumacher said...

LOVE the old suitcases, so beautiful! I too have too many. Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for listing me on your sidebar, I am getting tons of visitors to my blog. I really appreciate it so much. Have a fab holiday weekend.
Riki

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