Ok, I have said it many times before, we live in a very little house. So small in fact that we do not have an area for a desk. It suits me though, because if I had to sit at a normal desk, I wouldn’t. I would never get anything done. So I have to come up with ideas that are completely portable so I can work where I am happy. One thing that I have come up with is a vintage suitcase that has become home to all of my stationary.
It holds all of my envelopes, writing paper, notebooks, tapes, cards, etc.
It is perfect because it is only 35cm x 35cm & 20cm high. It is very portable so I can take it outside on a sunny day to write letters or I can even take it into my bedroom to get things done before bed.
This suitcase started off it’s life as a grey, plain suitcase. But with a couple of coats of “Creation Blue” spray paint, some fabric & ribbon for the lining…. it now has a new lease on life.
Now I have somewhere to keep all of my special stationary!
I keep it under a small side table that I have behind my lounge. I also keep our picnic baskets there too. The draws are full of all of those annoying cords & chargers for the gazillion gadgets that we have.
I have another smaller vintage suitcase that I am going to turn into a sewing centre with all of my scissors, needles, pins, tapes, etc.
I really love vintage suitcases & I think that they have an endless amount of uses,
Do you have a quirky way of storing your stationary?