Saturday, October 27, 2012

Suitcase Saturday

 Trip to the Orient

 Those little suitcases from Ross are not only great to store things in, they make a great substrata for an assemblage. This was a birthday gift for Margot a few years ago.  I covered the inside with various Asian papers and writing.  A library pocket, trimmed with charms, holds Mah Jong cards and Asian coins, beads and a Netsuke surround the inside of the lid.


Brass stampings and fabric decorate the back wall and Mah Jong themed boxes hold game pieces, a snuff bottle, chops and rolled documents.  This was a lot of fun to do - both the collecting and the putting together.
Just more proof  - never pass a small suitcase by - they hold art supplies and they become art themselves.  What's not to love?




4 comments:

  1. "There should be pictures of food in the dining room and landscape in the living room," says my daughter, who is just starting her interior design course at our local university. So I asked her to browse to wahooart.com on the computer.
    There she can choose good canvas prints to be made from a vast choice of Western art and she picked this one of fish by Braque, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LJ278 for the dining room.

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  2. Scott - "Interior Design"! Lucky daughter. Most of my artist friends and I have a secondary passion for interior design and love pouring through those books and magazines,
    Erin

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  3. Are you kidding?! Fantastic. How cool.


    you can adopt me if you want. even though I am older than you two. put together.

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  4. Chris - But if you lived here where would be the fun in stealing our stuff?! LOL!
    Erin

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