Monday, October 3, 2011

Trend Alert: Vintage Suitcases

I spy a new party trend: Vintage Suitcases!

That's right! Break out those old, dusty travel cases, give them a facelift, and you will have yourself a brand-spanking new party decor item that can serve many different purposes:

My daughter has been insisting that we need to have a picnic...wouldn't this be such a cool way to pack up the lunches and head to the park for a nice day out with the kiddos?!  (See how this vintage suitcase was transformed into this cute little party-in-a-box here).

What a fun and unique way to display drinks on a dessert table!

Poking holes at the top would allow you to be able to prop up your cake pops or other goodies-on-a-stick.

Want to do something different for the kid's table? This old suitcase goes perfect with this tea party set-up, and is just the right size for the kiddos!

A really popular idea is to dress up a vintage suitcase and use it as a card box at your wedding.  It can be decorated to match your color scheme or theme.

What I love most about this new trend is that it is so versatile.  If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you already know that I love, love, love the vintage style.  I am a big fan of re-purposing old items to give them a fresh, new look (not to mention, it is a great way to save money...which I am also a big fan of)!

Would you use vintage suitcases in your wedding/event decor?