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Monday, January 7, 2013

Vintage Suitcase Solution


Shelley Puppy, at eighty pounds, has been knocking over our small table between these two chairs. Vintage suitcases to the rescue. We filled them with magazines and books and that makes them far more substantial and difficult to move.


I already had the suitcases and paid little for them.
 If they are slanted turn one of them around like we did.


I think they fit in just fine in our eclectic living room filled with thrifty finds. 
Would you like to see the puppy?


He is our furry heart. CC went back to her University yesterday after being home for almost a month. She calls or texts (already) and wants to know what her Shelley Boo is doing.

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joy and peace
Olive




41 comments:

  1. "Puppy" is definitely a term of endearment at this point. What a handsome guy!

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  2. What a clever idea and it looks great! "puppy" doesn't really look like a PUPPY....she is beautiful!
    Shari!

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  3. Good idea to keep that puppy under control.

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  4. that is a huge puppy. sweet!!

    nice that you had a long time with your daughter. special times for you all. enjoy your week. ( :

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  5. What a great look and functional too. Love how they fit right in to your decor style. Fabulous!!

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  6. What a cute puppy! How big will he get? heehee! Love your idea. I would probably find a bunch of junk to store in them...thrift finds, I mean! lol

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  7. what a great idea Olive...we too had a small round table that our dear Tula like to knock around, especially when there was a cup of coffee on it....table replaced..LOL I love the way your suitcases look. I have a weakness for vintage ones.. and Shelly is a handsome guy..and looks like he knows it..hehehe
    Love,
    Mona

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  8. I think that's a brilliant idea and by the expression on his face, so does Shelley puppy.

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  9. Great idea with the suitcases. My dad has old suitcases like that and he still uses them when he travels. :)

    Your dog is precious!

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  10. I think your puppy probably has a few more months of growing in him. I like big dogs though. More to hug! Here's hoping that Mr. Shelley doesn't like chewing on the new table.

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  11. That's one big puppy! Your suitcases look perfect there. I love the colors.
    Brenda

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  12. Wow, I can't believe how big Shelley has gotten. Great idea to use the suitcases instead of the table. Much more sturdy.

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  13. Wow....the puppy got big! I love the suitcases. I wish I could find some!

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  14. Good grief!! He is big - I think our dogs are just the right size for us!!

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  15. That's one big puppy! Does he think he's a lap dog?:@)

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  16. I love your solution, Olive. Suitcases make a great side table, and I'm loving seeing more of the room. Very charming!
    Mary Alice

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  17. That is a great looking solution...meant to be! I love that Shelley has your heart...

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  18. Wow - big doggie, great solution!

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  19. Oh my gosh, how your puppy has grown!... Tessy says she is in LOVE... xoxo Julie Marie

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  20. I was so excited to see Shelley, I forgot to tell you how fabulous your suitcases look!!!

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  21. I can see why Shelley can knock over a table. She's a big puppy. I love old suitcases. They look great Olive.

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  22. I love this area of your living room...very sweet and cozy! Love the suitcases, I wish I had room. I read in a magazine about a lady who stored her Christmas decorations in them. Pretty handy.

    I'm sure you miss CC already, you two seem very close (of course!). Abby starts next week and although she's only gone part of the day, I'm gonna miss her company!

    My, your doggie got BIG!! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. What a great solution. That puppy no longer looks like a puppy.

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  24. You are clever and oh boy your puppy is growing. What a beauty!

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  25. Shelly is really growing. Great solution with the suitcases. I love using them for storage.

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  26. Shelley is doing the decorating now! He's done a nice job with the suitcase/end table choice.

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  27. Shelly is beautiful! We do all kinds of things for our furry children don't we. We introduced a new chick to our brood on Sunday and people would laugh at the things we did to make her feel welcome. :)

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  28. Sweet pup! Your room is lovely and I love the addition. Your suitcases are a great solution!

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  29. Can't believe how big Shelley got! Seems just a pup the other day, although I seem to recall some big paws!
    Great suitcases and great storage too.

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  30. Olive, You'll be having CC withdrawal. I know you love that girl:):) The dog is a beauty but big. So I understand the suitcases for a tble. I like that ldea.xoxo,Susie

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  31. I love the suitcases Olive. I also well remember, how I felt, when the girls returned to college after holidays!

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  32. Goodness me Olive, your 'little' pup, Shelly, has certainly grown. I think she is bigger than me now!! The suitcases look really good being used like that. What a clever idea! I'm sure you will be missing CC now that she's gone back again. Take care.

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  33. Olive,
    Love your sweet Puppy!! And the suitcases are beautiful and look lovely displayed that way!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  34. He is a beauty! : ) I think we had a blue-green suitcase like one of those when I was a kid!

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  35. Loving those vintage suitcases! They are perfect for a unique and creative table. That big dog is still a puppy?! Oh, my....lol.

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  36. Olive~ Your suitcase is a perfect solution and makes for handy storage too! I always love a Shelley & Clovis update :)

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  37. Looooove the suitcases! And that sweet furbaby. And do I see a little ginger tabby cat in the photo below?!! Our girl goes back on Saturday, I must admit that I really dread it. BUT I will have time to visit everyone again! Hope you are enjoying the new year :)
    xo, Andrea

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  38. what a cozy setting...I could spend a fine afternoon sipping tea and diving into a good book in this cottagey space!Smiles,
    Carolynn xx

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  39. Love the suitcases Olive! We have a Braunhauf German Shepherd who is 12, and weighs 96 pounds. He's a sweetheart, but acts like an OLD man!! He moves slowly, and sleeps alot!! :)

    Your living room looks so cozy!

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  40. Olive, we discovered your lovely blog at Savvy Southern Style. Great idea for a table especially for pet owners! The colors look beautiful in you beautiful room.

    We are joining your blog and hope you will join ours!
    Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

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  41. What a warm and comfortable room and your solution fits right in. Your baby is too cute. I, too have a big boy and have had to 'dogify' several areas for his comfort and safety; not to mention the safety of my treasures. Good job!

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