Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vintage Storage


I store my linens and bedding in these vintage trunks. Everything is so
accessible. 

My mother antiqued  this trunk in the sixties.


And this trunk she antiqued a little later. I haven't  redone them since.


This is the inside of the last trunk. I like having different storage
options. This is a decorative storage option. What do you
like to do for extra storage? 

This is a close-up of the small tablecloth in my trunk.

I'm linking with My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


18 comments:

beachcomber said...

i love your vintage storage as well as the linens inside!
i have a big old wooden trunk which is full of driftwood and timber ;)
x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Susan! Oh that small tablecloth is SO MUCH like the lovely work my mom used to do, in the 60s! I still have some pieces that she made for me.

I really love this trunk and wish I had ROOM for such a piece! LOVELY and I so love your style. You are a Shabby Chic lover and this time around on my trip to L.A., I so want to visit Montana St. and go to the Shabby Chic shop! Have a fun day! Anita

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Susan! I love those old trunks for storage. And to have sweet memories attached to them is better yet. :) I have a vintage blanket chest at the end of my bed and a big Hobby Lobby French vintage basket at the end of my guest bed. Both are filled with linens and extra pillows. Thank you for your sweet comments today over at Heaven's Walk! I haven't done a tutorial on dream catchers because there are so many on YouTube, which is where I learned. I have sold a few of them (and my wooden faux rosaries) to blog friends. Let me know if you would like me to make one for you. :) The 15" are $60 and the 12" are $50 (+ $10 shipping).

Have a wonderful weekend, girlie!

xoxo laurie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That's a pretty classy way to store linen! Love your old trunks. Looks like you have some lovely pieces stored away in there!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh great post Susan! So nice to see old things that have such character! Yes, Anita's work is great to buy and share. me, too.

Have a fun weekend. I am hitting my Savers store on Monday for their $99¢ Sale and watch for my posts next week to reveal my $5 total outfits. hope, hope!

DIMI said...

Hallo Suzan!I realy love those old trunks for storage!!And the tablecloth is so beautiful!Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Dimi..

two birds said...

I love old trunks. Any way to use vintage pieces as decor and for practical use is great. I love your linens, too.

The Style Crone said...

Great idea for storage. I use a cedar chest that I found at an estate sale, but adding a trunk is something to think about. Thanks!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Susan! I appreciate your dry humor. Well that is super fine. You make me laugh and smile.

Milex said...

love

Bourbon & Pearls said...

Those trunks are beautiful, I thought that was inside a shop. The contents of your trunks are equally stunning, miles away from all the generic massed produced rubbish out there.

Borjana said...

Ohhh jealousy here;-)
xx
B.
http://www.beeswonderland.com/

Erin said...

my love for vintage trunks is undeniable! They add such flair and romance to a room!

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

retrorevival.biz said...

Ooooh, nice trunks! I like the soft, frilly linens against the masculine wood:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hello again! Thanks for the good word about my collages! I appreciate it very much. PicMonkey is very user friendly! I put it off until I had time to really pay attention to it. I'm having a blast with it! You will too!

Susu Paris Chic said...

I love that you're so passionate! It's good to know what you love. Vintage really is your thing.

Desire Empire said...

Linens and trunks both lovely. How nice the trunk is from your mum.
Carolyn

loveliveandgarden said...

That is some gorgeous vintage storage!