|Stevie the Rebel Chick in full Molt|
My favorite part about painting is going from room to room ( as the paint dries ) gathering pieces of furniture to trade out with. It's as good as a trip to my local consignment shop only better because it's FREE!
This little gem of a suitcase was a gift from my sweet mother in law. Those are her initials monogrammed above the handle. I love the earthy brown and the bright tan worn spots from years of banging around this earth. It's fun to think of her possibly as a young bride going off on her honeymoon with this suitcase packed with all the essentials of the day!
It looks right at home nestled underneath one of our Boz Scenes .
It sits on a stand similar to a luggage wrack with a strap for support. A wooden tray usually sits on top of it, but I'm using that in a new place now. Vintage and Antiques add warm patina and soul to a home, especially if you don't have the good fortune to live in an old farmhouse or antique home.
Best of all, I didn't get rid of my apricot all together. I love fall colors! They are my favorite to decorate with. I added new tangerine and paprika pillows to our ten year old sage green sofa and a new leaf patterned accent pillow to " my " English wing chair covered in deep brick red velvet like fabric. Orange and golden berries in an old Ball jar cinch my autumn nesting makover...
Now, I can start thinking about Thanksgiving!
Sharing with Tilly's Nest Down Home Blog Hop, and Heidi's Simple Country Homemaker Hop!