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Kerrie L. Kelly added this to Houzz Tour: Lola Nova's Small Space, Big Life
Old suitcases serve as storage for the family's trinkets and treasures. Not only are the suitcases good looking, they serve a purpose as well. Smith says, "I like to decorate my home with things that look as though they have a story to tell."
Lisa Frederick added this to Shadow Boxes Get a Sophisticated Spin
How clever is this? Fronted with glass, a suitcase lid makes for a delightful display.
Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate.As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it. But having a single box of most treasured belongings is something wonderful in itself. If the rest of it disappeared, you would know it would be OK — that if this one box were left, it would be enough to be your legacy.Houzz guides: More pain-free ways to declutter
Apartment 46 for the Home added this to Rejuvenate Your Home With Deep-Rooted Traditions
I’m not saying you need to have a large concrete Virgin Mary in your living room (like I do), but you should consider adding something you find sacred to your main living spaces. It can be traditional, such as a wedding portrait of your great-grandmother or an ancestor’s framed love letter written in another language, or it can be something unexpected, like a tiny lock of hair from your child’s first haircut in a shadow box. Whatever you incorporate, it should be something that makes your heart feel good when you look at it.

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margielynnj added this to margielynnj's Ideas
2 hours ago
As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it.
Janella Hicks added this to bookcase style
May 4, 2014
suitcases for storage
Jo Starr added this to Closets and Storage Ideas
April 30, 2014
suitcases for storage and display
yearofthetiger added this to yearofthetiger's ideas
April 13, 2014
Lola NovaSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate.
nocooklinda added this to nocooklinda's ideas
March 24, 2014
display Grandma's suitcase in big corner of living room
piccolofred added this to Decor
March 19, 2014
Old suit cases
makharris added this to storage ideas
March 14, 2014
storing special memories
lauralefaix added this to keepsakes
February 24, 2014
Lola Nova Save to Ideabook Email Photo Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate. As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it. But having a single box of most treasured belongings is something wonderful in itself. If the rest of it disappeared, you would know it would be OK — that if this one box were left, it would be enough to be your legacy.
jaylit added this to mom dad
February 13, 2014
Cool storage for keepsake box...what could mom use?
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
January 20, 2014
assemble treasures from Grandma Ann in one place
seetheworldgoby added this to seetheworldgoby's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Old suitcases as art
birdiee added this to birdiee's ideas
January 19, 2014
Like some of the ideas mentioned.
tracy6321 added this to accessories
January 19, 2014
luggage
sherryl123 added this to sherryl123's ideas
January 19, 2014
I’m not saying you need to have a large concrete Virgin Mary in your living room (like I do), but you should consider adding something you find sacred to your main living spaces. It can be traditional, such as a wedding portrait of your great-grandmother or an ancestor’s framed love letter written in another language, or it can be something unexpected, like a tiny lock of hair from your child’s first haircut in a shadow box. Whatever you incorporate, it should be something that makes your heart feel good when you look at it.
hardyc added this to hardyc's ideas
January 19, 2014
the idea of opening up the top suitcase and using it for display
thewelchco added this to thewelchco's ideas
January 19, 2014
nice
ggambaro added this to Misc
January 19, 2014
Altar
bettyboopkoop added this to bettyboopkoop's Ideas
January 16, 2014
Sacred
toospots added this to library
January 16, 2014
My little suitcase
Dolores Hall-Lopez added this to home office
January 12, 2014
use of space
jabradley added this to Vintage Awesomeness!
January 11, 2014
Suitcase LOVE
Julie Raulli added this to julie_raulli's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Cool storage.
jbmitchell73 added this to Condo
November 12, 2013
Use for suitcases and hats
Haley Van added this to Bedroom Ideas
November 3, 2013
suitcases
michefan added this to michefan's ideas
October 17, 2013
old luggage
maggmuffin added this to maggmuffin's Ideas
October 15, 2013
Vintage items
bloomintime added this to organization
October 12, 2013
keepsakes in suitcase
bloomintime added this to Liz
October 12, 2013
keeping keepsakes
oneswagcookie added this to vintage-y chic
October 7, 2013
Omigosh THIS
dedeparsinen added this to Keepsakes
October 6, 2013
Old suitcases for keepsakes
Rose Atkinson added this to Bedroom Ideas
October 5, 2013
cute
jenhermes56 added this to jenhermes56's ideas
October 5, 2013
I love old luggage!
colleenmcgue added this to decorating
October 5, 2013
box of keepsakes
jegoddard added this to Storage ideas for keepsakes to hand down
October 5, 2013
These old suitcases should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep these or you could use special boxes in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate.
gunde2 added this to book 3
October 4, 2013
moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate. As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it. Editing keep sakes
rcfalkenstern added this to random
October 4, 2013
creepy but cool
Jill Hamilton added this to jill_hamilton1110's ideas
October 4, 2013
love
serinaloraine added this to serinaloraine's Ideas
October 4, 2013
I do like old suitcases but they're a little weird
andimia added this to home ideas
October 4, 2013
its cool
brkslndlrds added this to brkslndlrds's ideas
October 3, 2013
just keep the most cherished in one box to easily evacuate
samuelgrey added this to cases
October 3, 2013
attractive way of storing
smatula added this to smatula's ideas
October 3, 2013
Old luggage to store keepsakes
judytorrens added this to judytorrens's Ideas
October 3, 2013
Top open with special item
ottolino added this to collecting and editing
October 2, 2013
read
heavenly22 added this to heavenly22's ideas
October 2, 2013
treasure box sutcase
jennymumma added this to jennymumma's ideas
October 2, 2013
Memory keepers
bossproperties added this to Home ideas
October 2, 2013
keep momentos of family in the suitcases mom flew with
Mayte Cambara added this to mayte_cambara's ideas
October 2, 2013
Me encantan las antiguedades!
Ann Bledsoe added this to ann_bledsoe's ideas
October 2, 2013
keepsakes in suit cases- so cute
Christine Austin added this to christine_austin7566's Ideas
October 2, 2013
http://www.houzz.com/photos/140990/case-study-eclectic-bedroom-portland I like that only the most significant momentos are in the suitcase to be rescued in an emergency. All other things can be replaced.
bluanne added this to Craft/Decor Ideas
October 2, 2013
Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate. As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it. But having a single box of most treasured belongings is something wonderful in itself. If the rest of it disappeared, you would know it would be OK — that if this one box were left, it would be enough to be your legacy.
Bill Brown added this to bill_brown6703's Ideas
October 2, 2013
Suitcases
arthappy_1 added this to how to reduce clutter, etc.
October 2, 2013
idea of The Box
lakebreeze added this to lakebreeze's ideas
October 2, 2013
Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate.
valeriegoatwoman added this to Edit Keepsakes with confidence
October 2, 2013
Finishing up and moving forward. As you get further into the process of editing your keepsakes, choose a special container to house the keepers. This container should be small enough for you to carry easily and sturdy enough to protect its treasured contents from mildew and critters. Keep your special box in the main part of your house, somewhere it can be quickly and easily located if you ever needed to evacuate. As you work your way through all of your stuff, ask yourself of each item, Does this deserve a spot in The Box? I urge you not to wiggle on this point. Don't make it two or three boxes. Just one box. Go ahead and keep a larger bunch of not-quite-so-important keepsakes in a different location, if you must, but when it comes to The Box, be ruthless. Over time you may come to realize that the stuff not in the box doesn't really need to be taking up all of that valuable real estate, and when you are ready, you can move on from it. But having a single box of most treasured belongings is something wonderful in itself. If the rest of it disappeared, you would know it would be OK — that if this one box were left, it would be enough to be your legacy.
fallridge added this to fallridge's ideas
October 2, 2013
dads suitcases?
Debbie Wheeler added this to debbie_wheeler's ideas
October 2, 2013
keepsake box
zoeandzanesmama2 added this to zoeandzanesmama2's ideas
October 2, 2013
Declutter
kazsteve added this to kazsteve's ideas
October 2, 2013
Keepsake box
Candace Mank added this to candace_mank's Ideas
September 29, 2013
The old look and nautical touch
dancer68844 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 29, 2013
old suitcases
nanababa added this to nanababa's Ideas
September 29, 2013
storage of mementos / keepsakes
jensingo added this to good reads
September 29, 2013
good reads
epcavion added this to epcavion's ideas
August 18, 2013
Coleção
jeanettecremona added this to jeanettecremona's ideas
August 15, 2013
luggages
todayisthursday added this to Ideas for HHR - office
August 14, 2013
More vintage suitcases for storage
todayisthursday added this to living room/dining room
July 27, 2013
suitcases for storage
koehler920 added this to Master
June 21, 2013
Decor
kstavely3 added this to kstavely3's Ideas
June 4, 2013
For fabric
dragonflygurl added this to dragonflygurl's ideas
June 2, 2013
that the top case is open, adds even MORE interest to the grouping.
asifthatsreal added this to Purple Room
May 23, 2013
Vintage Trunk
asifthatsreal added this to Wetroom
May 23, 2013
Vintage Trunk
lexouzz added this to lexouzz's Ideas
April 20, 2013
The case display
mch318 added this to mch318's Ideas
April 18, 2013
LOVE the trunk. Creative good looking storage.
Rae Ann Bartels added this to webuser_927849's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Study
eleibfrid added this to luggage ideas
March 20, 2013
“good idea for my old suitcases” “A neat idea for the luggage” “great idea for using grandma's suitcase...shadowbox” “luggage display idea” “another good idea for display” “great idea for display” “good idea for mine...good idea...shadow box ideas...Luggage w shells......Great idea......display idea”
sadiecat7 added this to sadiecat7's ideas
February 17, 2013
Luggage w shells
guincallejo added this to Favorite Things
February 11, 2013
Travel
lili8340 added this to lili8340's ideas
January 20, 2013
lollllllllllllllllllll
yellowleather added this to yellowleather's ideas
December 27, 2012
YAY
lizabrightdora added this to lizabrightdora's lofty ideas
November 15, 2012
suitcases
paulyc28 added this to paulyc28's ideas
November 14, 2012
Great storage
moddance added this to bedroom
October 11, 2012
suitcases
Kendra Day Crockett added this to lovetosmile's ideas
September 30, 2012
...Great idea...
tfunk added this to tfunk's ideas
September 28, 2012
chests
zhashi added this to zhashi's ideas
September 27, 2012
nice :)
beachbauer added this to diy
August 24, 2012
old suitcase with shells & driftwood
liz55 added this to liz55's Ideas
August 13, 2012
Suitcase display
judyjudyjudy1949 added this to judyjudyjudy1949's ideas
August 9, 2012
Too cutsy...but could do with more exotic things
jordan_c added this to Travel themes
August 6, 2012
Open suitcase on top.
washagobay added this to washagobay's Ideas
August 6, 2012
I like this as a decoration.
annefuller0525 added this to annefuller0525's ideas
August 6, 2012
suitcase shadow box
purpleelviscat650 added this to purpleelviscat650's ideas
August 4, 2012
interesting display or old suitcases
qkfs added this to qkfs's ideas
August 3, 2012
Use of old suitcases
nihayla added this to nihayla's ideas
August 1, 2012
maybe?
bochoa added this to bochoa's Favorites
August 1, 2012
Old suitcases
Anita Hoopingarner added this to anita_hoopingarner's ideas
August 1, 2012
old suitcase display
stavroulac added this to stavroulac's ideas
August 1, 2012
ideas
j0dy added this to Accessories
July 31, 2012
Fun way to display.
lougarman added this to bedroom ideas
July 31, 2012
vintage
muffyj added this to muffyj's ideas
July 31, 2012
another good idea for display
jjune added this to jjune's ideas
July 31, 2012
lid fronted with glass for display
tonyaririe added this to tonyaririe's ideas
July 31, 2012
shadow box ideas
vintage_table added this to Inspiration!
July 30, 2012
Suitcases
danieladutras added this to decoraçao
July 30, 2012
maletas de memorias
jltvermont added this to jltvermont's ideas
July 29, 2012
Could do with my suitcases.
hgolightly13 added this to hgolightly13's Ideas
July 29, 2012
Shadow box
justplaincathy added this to justplaincathy's ideas
July 29, 2012
good idea for my old suitcases
gsmcduffie added this to gsmcduffie's ideas
July 29, 2012
old suitcases
vibri added this to vibri's ideas
July 29, 2012
J'aime !
Debbie Brack added this to debbie_brack's ideas
July 29, 2012
Leave top suitcase open for display
ylandrum added this to ylandrum's ideas
July 29, 2012
accessories
jannine added this to jannine's ideas
July 29, 2012
How clever is this? Fronted with glass, a suitcase lid makes for a delightful display.
hollyminch added this to hollyminch's ideas
July 29, 2012
suitcase as shadow box
allennina added this to allennina's ideas
July 29, 2012
great idea for using grandma's suitcase...shadowbox
jenniferlmiller added this to jenniferlmiller's ideas
July 29, 2012
display idea
campbellbraves added this to campbellbraves's ideas
July 29, 2012
fronted with glass, the top makes for a display?
jitty added this to jitty's ideas
July 29, 2012
How clever is this? Fronted with glass, a suitcase lid makes for a delightful display.
morogr added this to fun ideas
July 28, 2012
Add plex ir glass to open suitcase to double space and display
Interesting...
hertford added this to hertford's ideas
July 28, 2012
old suitcase
norad47 added this to Making a pretty house
June 29, 2012
Vintage suitcases for clever storage
ethbey added this to ethbey's ideas
May 29, 2012
display
naturi360 added this to naturi360's ideas
May 26, 2012
Great way to display pictures
bethdvorak added this to bethdvorak's Favorites
May 5, 2012
Suitcase
Rebecca Hawkins added this to rebeccamhawkins's ideas
April 13, 2012
keepsakes.
ariadhne added this to ariadhne's ideas
March 26, 2012
luggage
Caroline Wickham added this to fynn's ideas
March 18, 2012
~ the touch of nostagia + the sense of balance.
ddodge added this to ddodge's ideas
March 17, 2012
stacked suitcases
cheypal added this to Home Ideas
March 6, 2012
something like this would be neat.
Sugar Shack Studios added this to this and that
February 22, 2012
margekeene added this to margekeene's ideas
January 30, 2012
suitcases
mamies added this to mamie's bedroom
November 27, 2011
Stacked suitcases - but fill with something other than shells?
chaulkie3 added this to Botwood
September 19, 2011
I have old suitcases like these!
alexmd added this to alexmd's Favorites
August 8, 2011
Luggage
lengkwan added this to lengkwan's Favorites
July 18, 2011
Decor
katethegrape added this to katethegrape's ideas
July 9, 2011
looks old and cute
rlawson69 added this to travel room ideas
June 15, 2011
luggage display idea
meredithcobb added this to meredithcobb's ideas
May 13, 2011
I love the antique suitcases
monica18 added this to monica18's Favorites
April 30, 2011
Idea
debbie53 added this to debbie53's ideas
April 7, 2011
good idea for mine
gigglekat added this to gigglekat's Favorites
March 22, 2011
I want those suitcases!!!!!!
sandrakbrubaker added this to Decorative objects
March 22, 2011
nice use for the vanity case somewhere in our bedroom or the spare room?
rivers added this to rivers's Favorites
March 19, 2011
dada
ssbluna added this to ssbluna's ideas
March 17, 2011
good idea
eirehead added this to eirehead's ideas
March 17, 2011
Suitcases
5and2scotts added this to 5and2scotts's ideas
March 14, 2011
suitcases as a shadowbox ~ shells photo lace doily
jahilton added this to misc decorating
March 13, 2011
suitcases to display collections
dpat added this to dpat's ideas
March 13, 2011
great idea for display
jackie7of9 added this to jackie7of9's Favorites
March 12, 2011
Suitcases
LOIS added this to purple572002's ideas
March 12, 2011
Vintage storage
Jill added this to Shop Ideas
March 12, 2011
tell a a story
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