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Monday, October 22, 2012

ALTERED ART

I just love old things and this leather suitcase was in our attic for years.  Someone gave it to us almost 20 years ago when we came to the mission field to pack our things in.  Sometimes I just wish there would be a history we could hear.  I just wonder the places this old suitcase has traveled before it even got to us.  I wonder if the first owners are even still living and how interesting it would be for them to see what's happened to it.  Along with my love of old things and history, a number of these pictures are relatives of friends of mine..  The flowers and colors are from napkins.  Yet to be done is the other side.  Hope you like it.  Let me know what you think.

7 comments:

Fotini Little Treasures said...

The suitcase is so beautiful!!! I love the way you change items into something interesting!!! The suitcase is carrying a large story within!!! Kisses fom Greece!!

pattisjarrett said...

What a great surface you've found! It won't be hanging out in the attic any longer, will it? Nicely done.

Kathryn - Collage Diva said...

I have an old case that has been patiently waiting for me to alter it. One of these days I'll give it a new life. I'm sure your case is feeling pretty and loved!

Coleen said...

Thanks for stopping by Kathryn. I do like altering things and I'm thinking the next side will be vintage pix of my relatives. That should be fun.

Coleen said...

You are so right, Patti. It is now displayed in one of my hallways with a pretty plant on top of it.

Coleen said...

Hi Fontini, Altering objects is so fun. And of course, in Ukraine where we don't have access to a craft store it is a natural. We just use here what we can get our hands on, but in every home is all kinds of possibilities.

Jean M said...

Fabulous suitcase! One of KIND FOR SURE!

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