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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Beat up old suitcase full of pretty treasures!

 I found this old suitcase a few months ago and planned to fill it full of old lace and crochet...


It's one of those gloomy dark days that looks like it will rain any minute...but doesn't.

Taking pictures was not working too well, I sure prefer sunny days for this plus I'm solar powered and need those sunny days!

Have no clue who the young girls are but they are all just too sweet!


My fave is this pair of butterfly brooches. They belonged to my mother and I'm sure they came from her mother. My mom would be 99 if she was still alive so the butterflies have to be quite old. (She was born 3 days after the Titanic sunk!)
I have been crazy about them since I can remember, I assume they are just garnets but I would love to find out if they are anything of value...other than sentimental...


An old string of mother of pearl (mop) beads...


Crochet flowers and other pretty laces...
That's a teeny emery strawberry made of silk near the millinery flower.



The old beat up suitcase has a black top, I'm thinking when I have a little more practice at painting flowers that a few pink roses would be perfect! When that happens...I'll post it...if it turns out!

Thanks for stopping!
Linking to;
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
2805 for Potpourri Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

37 comments:

kpaints said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful laces and the gorgeous butterflies...what a treasure!

Those photos are really cute, as well.

Debbie said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the lace you have collected Faye! The butterflies are so pretty too.
Filling the old suitcase full of such pretty pieces was a great idea.
xxxooo

Francine said...

Everything looks so pretty ... I too love your butterflies!

lynn said...

beautiful! i just love old laces:)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Lace in a Case - beautiful!!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Pretty pretty pretty! I have some antique lace on my blog right now. I guess it's good that there is still people that appreciate the beauty of something made so long ago.

xo,
Danielle

Cottage and Broome said...

Love all the vintage lace, so pretty. Laura Cottage and Broome

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Just beautiful ! and how wonderful you have those gorgeous butterflies.

Eileen said...

How pretty your suitcase looks dressed in all that fine vintage lace. Great idea.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That suitcase is full of crafting heaven!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

You had me at antique lace! Happy White Wednesday...

Hugs,
Judy

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy WW Faye!
Love old suitcases and I also love what you've filled it with!

Victorian1885 said...

I love this post! There is nothing sweeter than a pile of vintage lace & trim! So Romantic!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lovin you old suitcase filled with all that beautiful vintage lace!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I absolutely love all your beautiful lace. Fabulous!! I am already a follower and I hope you are on my list as well. Enjoy your week. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a beautiful collection! I would surely have missed that strawberry -- you should take a close up of it so we can really see it! LOVE all of the brooches -- they really don't make jewelry like that anymore! Evert thought of using chalk paint on the case?

Pamela said...

So lovely! I just adore old photographs! Thanx for coming to party!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love those butterflies.

Ms. Redo said...

LOVE that old suitcase, and LOVE that lace/crochet - wow!

Honey at 2805 said...

A suitcase full of beautiful crochet pieces, lace and butterflies, you found a treasure trove. All are so beautiful, Faye! Where do you locate these beauties?

I appreciate your participation in Potpourri Friday is appreciated! Many thanks!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just lovely! You touched my heart strings with this post, ... all the things I love rolled in one. Great idea for storage of things that are just too pretty to hide!
Hugs,
Patti

Tracy said...

So pretty! I love old vintage photos and have them all over the house, and also collect old bits of lace and string crochet. I love your butterflies, they are gorgeous!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

It's all so pretty! I'm one that also needs sunshine in order to function. Not good with dark days!

Betsy said...

Your suitcase full of lace makes me smile. I love all the rhinestones, especially your mother's beautiful butterfly brooches. Gorgeous!

Cindy said...

This is such a beautiful collection! Your mother's brooches are precious. My Mom's birthstone was garnet! I have some old pillowcases she embroidered and you've inspired me to show them off in a similar way as this! Thanks! I'm your newest follower.
Cindy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oooh, I just love goodies in a suitcase, and all your crochet pieces are wonderful, really yummy! thanks for linking up the inspiration, xoxo

Angela said...

I love your garnet butterflies, they are so sweet and your collection of lace is stunning, I love your suitcase just the way it is, but that's just me..
Hugs,
Angela.

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful! I love your take on the old suitcase - everything goes so well and adds to the vintage feel of the old case. Love those sweet pics you attached to the lid.

saltbox treasures said...

Lovely suitcase with lacy treasures and beautiful butterfly brooches. What are mop beads?
Thanks for sharing.
~ Julie

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving that suitcase & all the displayed goodies inside! those broaches are so pretty! xoox, tracie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

That suitcase is ready to go for some fun Creating~

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

So vintage'y and fun! Like the bits of glamour. Perfect together.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a wonderful way to spend a dreary day -- playing with these lovely laces and jewels.

I'm your newest follower. Visiting from 2805,
Debra

vikki said...

Beautiful. I love sentimental things. I too have a brooch that is probably just purple glass and not really amethist, but I have had it since I was a small girl. It belonged to my grandmother who passed away when I was 4 and since that was 53 years ago it has to be quite old, kind of like me. Thanks for sharing your pretties with us.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Is there anything prettier than a suitcase full of old lace?! GORGEOUS!
Rene

Sherry said...

Lovely treasures! Thank you for linking it to home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Pam said...

I'm drooling over all your lace. Those butterfly pins are great. Wouldn't it be fun to find out that they are rubies? BTW, I just pinned your big lace rose. I'm going to try to make one of those this week. Mine probably won't be that large since I doubt if I can find crocheted lace in that huge size. I'll post about it if I get it done.