I went through my suitcase stash at the end of last week (errm you have a suitcase stash? errm yep that would be affirmative) looking for something to shove flowers in.
There were various suitcases, from various thrifting adventures, in various forms of completion including that one I found out treasure hunting a few months ago with the lovely Mr BC behind the camera…(I decided that one is coming in, undressed and unpainted to sit on top of my wardrobe to hide cr*pola…more on that soon.)
Anywayy why was I madly looking for a suitcase?? Well this all started with Ms Buick, who, yep, I admit I stalk for updates…and is well and truly up there in my Google Reader…I am sure you all know her much better than me, I am only just getting acquainted…
She posted about her gardening with herbs, or lack thereof this week, in an old washtub and I felt an insane jealousy a pang of mild envy at her container eye candy and ran around the Beach Cottage looking for something to do my own version of her herbs-in-a-washtub…
…now without a washtub or for that matter any herbs I started to feel this incessant need to fill something with pretty white flowers …something to sit on the deck to look pretty while all around is getting battered by the elements here Down Under as the long hard winter ;-) begins to set in.
And while looking in the garage which is yet again embarrassingly full of vintage things but no old washtubs I decided to make use of the suitcases that I regularly come across while out and about and have yet to muster up the courage to actually leave out there for other vintage-suitcase-lovers to do the happy dance about.
I must admit I was all ready and raring to go with the white paint but literally with the brush dipped in the glorious pure stuff I decided actually I might well leave it in all it's chocolatey-hint-of-days-gone-by glory.
And so here we have it…I know not how this amalgamation of vintage delight and flower heaven may last but for now it's hitting my container gardening spot.
I will see you chicks later, we are being hit by a huge storm in Sydney as I type…a Severe Weather Warning has been issued…the wind is howling and rain is lashing down…so no door painting for me :-)
lanterns : IKEA table : Vinnies paint : Dulux white on white
old suitcase : thrifted treasure
(suitcase lined with heavy duty bin liner doubled + drainage hole)