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Fancy Frugal Life: Vintage Suitcase "Honeymoon Fund" Wedding Decor

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage Suitcase "Honeymoon Fund" Wedding Decor


A few months ago I shared with you my little brother is getting married. Here is the happy couple. Aren't they are the CUTEST!?

With just a couple months until the big day, wedding plans are full speed ahead. I am thrilled to help out with the decorations for their Sedona outdoor event with a combo vintage/farm feel. The colors will be all neutral creams, whites, and beiges since the beautiful colors of Sedona will be the backdrop. In fact I've been collecting quite the inspiation board on Pinterest for this wedding. Click here to see it if you'd like.

I found this sweet vintage aqua & cream colored suitcase at Goodwill , a feel weeks ago, for $10 and knew it would be perfect to set on the gift table. The couple is saving their money for a honeymoon this spring and is hoping to get a little boost on their special day.


There was one slight mishap with the suitcase though. My curious 5 yr. old managed to lock the old fashioned 3 combo lock! So it eventually took some power tools to open and we were good to go..It just won’t lock..Oh well!



With the help of the most fabulous blog, The Graphics Fairy, I was able to find gorgeous vintage map printables. I used the program Picnic to type text over the map, and then cut out my triangles for the banner. After that I just hot glued them to my string.



Here is one of my thrifty pedestal picture fames used to display my “honeymoon fund” sign. I used a vintage currency printable also from The Graphics Fairy.


I also printed out some of her vintage post cards…I love love love these!!!





I am so excited to see my little suitcase at the wedding!!
Xoxo
Lina

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40 Comments:

At July 25, 2011 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

What a cute idea! You did such a great job putting this together!

 
At July 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Stacey said...

Cute idea! I will have to remember this!!
Stacey of Embracing Change

 
At July 25, 2011 at 5:43 PM , Blogger Queenie said...

This is such a precious idea!!
So unique, I've never seen anything like it...I just know it will be a hit at the wedding :)

 
At July 25, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger mary kathryn @ mathews family happenings said...

LOVE this! What a fabulous idea! I'm visiting from Tip Junkie-

 
At July 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM , OpenID betweenarockandahobby said...

This is perhaps one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I wish I found you before I got married. ;)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 4:27 AM , Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just LOVE this! What a show-stopping, conversation piece this will be at their wedding!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Holly Kennedy said...

What a great idea! So cute and clever! Well done!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 12:44 PM , Blogger My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

What a cute idea.

Danielle

 
At July 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM , Blogger DeeDee said...

So very Ca-ute! :)

 
At July 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Okio B Designs said...

What a wonderful idea! Everything looks amazing! Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and your newest follower!

Jeanine

 
At July 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger once in a blue moon said...

so clever~

 
At July 26, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

How cute and so unique!

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

 
At July 26, 2011 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks, I'm following you too!

 
At July 26, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Judy said...

Love the idea and what you did with the suitcase. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

 
At July 26, 2011 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Lucy May said...

Wonderful idea! I love vintage suitcases!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 3:26 AM , Blogger Darla said...

Adorable idea!!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

That map bunting is absolutely charming! Perfect match for the suitcase. Can't wait for the full post-wedding post!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This is so darn cute! I'm in love with this project. What a great Goodwill find too. If you want to hop over & link it up to my party, I'd LOVE to spotlight it on my blog on Friday.

Warmly, Michelle
http://michellelunt.blogspot.com/2011/07/generic-copy-paste-post-for-giveaway.html

 
At July 27, 2011 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ok...give up the info...where is the best Goodwill? because mine is NOT IT! I live in Buckeye and I so want some suitcases!

 
At July 27, 2011 at 3:37 PM , Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a cute idea! You found a really nice vintage one with great colors. I'm with you, I could not live without Graphics Fairy! I will be so fun to see pictures after the wedding, us bloggers love weddings!

Carol

 
At July 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Thanks for linking it up to Fab Friday. It will be my pleasure to spotlight you tomorrow on my blog!

Warmly, Michelle

 
At July 29, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger meg said...

love this! what an adorable idea... and so special for your brother and soon-to-be-wife :) i'm your newest follower!

 
At July 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

I have a very big soft spot for vintage suitcases.
Love your idea. I'm a follower now. I'll be featuring you in my blog next week.

 
At July 29, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Totally over the top clever and adorable! It's so pretty!

Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 92. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150320479846141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

 
At July 29, 2011 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Donna said...

What a fun project, and oh so clever! I love the Graphics Fairy, too, and have enjoyed using some of the same post card images. I also am in love with your pedestal sign, so creative!!

 
At July 29, 2011 at 9:57 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Super great idea! I love the suitcase as a card holder, and that banner is superb. I pinned this on pinterest and featured you on my favorite things today :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-ive-been-pinning-today.html

 
At July 30, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

I just love this idea...and how you executed it. Now you've got me thinking about other ways to create altered art from old suitcases (just what I need...another project!). Thanks for a great post and Best Wishes to your brother and is fiancee.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

 
At July 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM , Blogger Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Such a cute idea! And what a great sister you are for helping out with their special day, I'm sure they'll appreciate it.

 
At August 1, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger The Autocrat: Haley said...

Too stinkin' cute!! Love this idea!

 
At August 1, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I totally pinned it! ")

 
At August 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM , Blogger Judy said...

I love this. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much. The party opens tonight at 8pm EST.

 
At August 2, 2011 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

What a darling concept! I love it!
Some friends of ours registered at a place called travelersjoy.com where you can ask your guests to donate toward your honeymoon. I thought it was a great idea, especially when you already have a blender, you know? LOL!

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At August 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM , Blogger Butlerbythesea said...

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At August 10, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Katie said...

What a cute idea! I think it will look great on the gift table :)

 
At August 11, 2011 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Saw this last month featured somewhere and I just love it!! I'm going to feature it next week! :)
Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

love the little suitcase...nice work! hope all the wedding details come together. sounds like it will be wonderful:)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Creative Raisins said...

I am in love with this, Just so darn cute.

 
At August 30, 2011 at 3:56 AM , Blogger Butlerbythesea said...

Wow its is a good concept for honeymoon i like it thanks for sharing with us

 
At September 21, 2011 at 12:21 AM , Blogger Nixon said...

I really enjoy your inteeresting post. All pics are nice. Great job !!!


Nixon
Best Wedding Gifts

 
At April 1, 2012 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

So did they get money? My fiancé and I wanted to do this for our wedding but we have been met with mixed reactions. My fiance's side feels it lacks tact but I think it's a good idea. Just wondering if another person had success. :)

 

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