Christmas Suitcase Becomes Winter Vignette

December 31, 2011
I envy all of you that have your Christmas decorations down already. Mine are coming down slowly as I pack things away and think about changing up my usual vignettes. I am also thinking about painting the living room before I drag everything back out. It was last painted 9 years ago, and I am ready for a change. Just thinking for right now...

In November I found a great little vintage suitcase at a local antique shop that I painted white inside and out. I was pleased with the way it turned out. Today I changed it up from a Christmas theme to a winter scene.

An oil lamp, lighted branches, vintage song book, pencil tree, skates, vintage fur baby booties, a vintage winter photograph, a bird in a crock and pinecones and grungy snowballs.

From another angle.
My mom.

I think this booties were mine.
Bird and skates.
I moved the suitcase to my entry bench. I think I'll try it there.

I hope you enjoyed my winter suitcase vignette!

The Shabby Nest

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. It looks great! I love the idea how you painted the suitcase white inside and out.

  2. What a sweet post! Love all the white; so pure and wintery! I'm your newest follower! Jules from bles-id

  3. The suitcase lining was pretty soiled and an ugly color, Dana. I like it painted inside too.

  4. Love the suitcase! and love the winter Vignette, you are getting me thinking! I'm now a follower!

  5. I love your winter suitcase vignette and those ice skates too. Great name for a blog ~ I should be organizing my clutter right now! I am your newest follower. I hope that you will stop by for a visit sometime.

    Susan and Bentley

  6. I love this vignette, and it looks great on the foyer bench! This has given me some inspiration, I have two vintage suitcases on top of our TV armoire and have been trying to decide how to do something new. Maybe I should open them up and do a vignette inside as you have. Not sure it is would show up good on top of the armoire tho!

    Happy New Year!


    P.S. - I love the name of your blog!

  7. Thanks everyone for your nice comments. About the name of my blog...Anyone looking for clutter control or a minimalist will be disappointed, as long as it's organized, I like a little clutter.

  8. Love love the little white suitcase...sooo the items you have selected for the photos....sooo lovely...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back again...

  9. Love, love, love your suitcases and all of the little touches you added! Happy new year from your newest follower - coming over from Coastal Charm!


  10. Adore this -- especially the picture of your mom! I'd certainly enjoy looking at this all winter!

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