Friday, November 11, 2011

Design Ideas x Apartment Therapy

I can't even begin to tell you how long I've been looking for the perfect bookcase. I found an antique bookcase earlier this year at the flea market, but of course we were in the Jeep so we had NO way of hauling it... I regret passing it up. I would have LOVED to alter the look of it by wallpapering the backing.

Lately I've been obsessed with vintage glassware. But I haven't quite branched out to plates or platters. I am a sucker for coffee cups and mixing bowls. The next auction I go to I will be sure to keep an eye out for plates- you can do so much with them! Use them for their intended purpose, or decorate! (By the way, I love this gold hand on the trunk- I found a white porcelain hand that was once used as a glove mold. Its a size 7! It is currently on my dresser, holding my braclets and rings. Its lovely.

Luggage! I love the look- and I have the perfect corner that would fit several chic vintage luggage cases. I've seen this almost everywhere, but has been difficult finding several peices at a decent price. Must keep looking! This collection is used as a foundation for a table- Genius!

These small cases- most likely typewriter cases are adorable on this bench-turned-to-shelf. Another great idea! Thanks Apartment Therapy!
I do not like the wicker furniture. But love the colors and the luggage of course!

This is how I would use them- a collection of old, worn luggage cases complete with a few books and a unique trinket- a small female bust.

Obsessed with this picture. Everything here is perfect.

This too is an interesting idea. As a beginner seamstress, I have several scraps of patterned fabric that could easily be put on the embroidery frames to create wall hangings. The patterns here are amazing.

I must try this with some of my fathers extra deer antlers. I'm not quite sure what I would do with it... Maybe it hang it on the wall, or have it sitting on top of a few books on a shelf... but its interesting.


  1. Love your ideas! I can't wait to see how things come along in your apartment. Do I get to see it before I leave?! I hope so! Even just to stop by!!

  2. I have loads of hipster luggage at the warehouse you can have.

    Or, you can easily purchase some for yourself at the Goodwill Outlet.

  3. Yes Jenn- you must come over next week! I still have to hang things... I need help in that area...
    Paul- I love browsing Goodwill, on an off night that is. Its the worst when you and everyone 'else' is in there too. No fun.

  4. That bookshelf is cute! I love the idea of stacking suitcases for a side table! Will I get to see your apartment at Christmas?!


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