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I made the exterior print of this decadent suitcase by hand cutting out pictures from a vintage book of hollywood starlets Maralyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Mae West etc. The edges have been trimmed in antique lace and the whole thing has been thoroughly coated in a protective finish to make the exterior durable and fully functional for use in your next travel adventure.


the story:
She couldn't even cross the street to get her mail without having to stop for a 10 minute conversation with someone. Forget running to the store in her pajamas to pick up cold medicine; within hours half of the town would be speculating on why she would be out in public thus attired. As far as she knew, no one in her family had ever been past the state line and tonight she would be the first one. She shivered on the bench, nerviously lifted her suitcase onto her lap, snapped open the lid and checked for the last time to make sure that it still contained everything- a few of her favorite pieces of clothing, a yellow toothbrush and most importantly the small stack of hand written letters neatly tied together with a blue ribbon that gave her the reason to sneak away in the middle of the night like this. In the distance she saw the slowly approaching headlights of a grayhound bus that meant her life was about to begin.

item details:
This case has a gorgeous bright red fabric lining with tons of pockets. There are locks but I don't have a key- you might be able to find one for it online. It has a white plastic handle and silver tone hardware. Perfect for traveling, storage or display!



Label: Mind Over Matter by Stephanie Winger
Original Label: unknown
Size: 21 x 13.5 x 6.5”
Condition: This one of a kind functional work of art grew from a vintage suitcase so although it is clean and in great upcycled vintage condition, you should not expect something "shiny brand new". The silver tone hardware has developed a patina and there are very minor scuffs that are natural for a piece of vintage luggage. The lining of the suitcase has a couple faint water marks, a little slit on the top right side and other little signs of it’s age. The collage on the outside was done entirely by hand. It is ready to be used in all sorts of weather but should still be treated kindly and with common sense like not being fully submerged in water.


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One of a Kind Vintage Suitcase with Old Hollywood Starlets - Red Interior

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage, suitcase, decoupage, paper, ooak, one of a kind, upcycled, vinyl, lining, pocket, black and white, red, pockets
  • Feedback: 19 reviews
  • Ships from North Carolina, United States to select countries.
  • 14 people favorited this item