Monday, July 18, 2011

new use for old suitcase

A vintage suitcase transforms into the perfect container for red and white petunias.
It was so Simple and Fun, you have to try it!

just put the potted plant into the suitcase. You could fill with moss if you wish.

Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors


Olive said...

Love the suitcase as a container Karen.

Unknown said...

thanks Olive- glad you love it too!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a clever use for that old suitcase! The flowers sure perk it up!


Red is the color of cherries, not cheese;
Yellow the backs of the sweet honeybees;

Red the fair hair of the Derry Town maid;
Yellow the yolk of the brown egg fresh-laid;

Red are the wounds of the sun going down;
Yellow the daisies beloved by the clown;

Rainbows of colors, delighting the eye—
Yellow and scarlet for this lullaby.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red and Yellow Rooster

★Carol★ said...

Love vintage suitcases and I love flowers. Love how you put the two together!

Bunnym said...

Love it! Good Idea. Happy Rednesday to you!


SueLovesCherries said...

Clever idea, girl! Is that new clapboard I see on the old homestead?

LV said...

I have used a lot of differet things for my flowers, but never an overnight case. Yours certainly looks very nice.

Lee said...

Very cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Ani said...

Fantastic idea. I never would have thought of something like that, but I like the way it looks. Happy Rednesday from

Cheery Blossom Avenue said...

What a great idea! I also like the idea of filling in the rest with peat moss, which has really become my BFF this summer :) The stuff does wonders in keeping plants cozy when the heat index is 107 and I refuse to leave the house to even water!

Unknown said...

Love the combination and color!! Gisele said

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful,I love that idea!

Anonymous said...

Way cute! Red flowers are the best!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Now I love old suitcases but never ever thought to use them outside. I declare, the ideas I get from blogland are just amazing! Love the sweet petunias in it. :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

So glad you linked this post to Fishtail Cottages garden party! I love seeing fantastic finds like yours in the garden! xoxo, tracie

Lydia said...

I once flew on a ticket I won up to Annie's Annuals for the day. Took my suitcases- and filled them with plants.

Thank you for the memory.