Monday, May 23, 2011

Par Avion Metamorphosis


I found this vintage train case at a thrift shop recently.
I wasn't sure about what to do with it, but I thought
it had potential.

So ...



I decided to decoupage it with copies of letters, postcards
and envelopes written by my Daddy during his many years
and worldwide travels as an international business executive.




It's hard for me to believe that he's been gone almost a
year now. I really miss him. But ... now I have a spot to store
some of his correspondence.



I lined the inside of the case in a vintage blue floral fabric
to highlight the par avion envelopes. International travel
was so much more glamorous back then. Everyone got
dressed up to fly and there were no invasive security checks.



Daddy led a very exciting life!

I am joining

and

Bentley ~ let's plan a trip!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

29 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful place to put the memorabilia of your loved one! Great find!

    Would you mind peeking at the blues at my page? Thank you and have a great week ahead.

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  2. You transform this train case beautifully. And to put inside the memorabilia of you Dad is awesome, what a great way to do that. Happy Monday!

    Indigo bunting

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  3. Very creative, Susan! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  4. I simply adore it! It looks fabulous! Xoxoxo

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  5. Susan, I love it and moreso since it is so personal with your father's notes. You did an awesome job!

    xxoo

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  6. What a beautiful case & you did such a nice job transforming it. I love how you're using it to store your dad's letters.

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  7. Fabulous idea Susan and great memories♥

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  8. Now this I love, Susan. What a darling idea & creation.
    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  9. Wonderful re-purpose of the old case. What a great place to store your Dad's letters!!!

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  10. what a great idea! I have so many old letters and am always thinking about what to put them in so they are easily accessible!

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  11. Susan i love this!!! What a fantastic creative idea!
    A great way to treasure your dad's letters!

    Pamela ox

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  12. What wonderful way to remember your father! The case came out really great, too! Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week. Mary :O)

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  13. A marvelous way to store your memories.

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  14. What a cute way to get your case a useful purpose. Very cute too! Have a great week!

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  15. Very clever, I have one similar to that that I used to carry to my friends to spend the night.......showing my age I guess.

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  16. Great find. Love those old suitcases. Nice job with the decorations. Thanks for posting. ~CJ

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  17. This is just adorable. I love old suitcases...but this one has such personality...sweet to remember your dad.

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  18. How sweet...what a great way to remember your dad! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. I'm sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful thing you did here to honor your father. Hope the rest of the week will get easier. Happy Blue Monday to you.

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  20. I love what you did with this travel case, Susan. The fact that it holds loving memorabilia makes it all the more special for you! :-)

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  21. What a beautiful transformation and a great way to display these precious momentos. You are so creative.

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  22. Happy BM! sorry for the late visit. mine is here sis! : http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/05/blue-monday.html
    clavs

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  23. What a lovely tribute to your dad. The suitcase is so cute! I love the blue floral interior :D

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  24. What a lovely way to remember your dad and preserve his letters. We have my parents' letters and they are such a treasure!!!

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  25. What a delightful way to treasure those memories and keepsakes!

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  26. I have one very similar, you've made me want to do the same thing. I'll have to start saving mail, postcards etc. Love to you and Bentley.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  27. i am new to your blog - i love it!!! can't wait to look around xx

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  28. Perfect as can be! I love it and what a special place to keep your Dad's letters...My youngest daughter has her Great Grandma's make up suitcase, it looks a lot like yours and she uses it for her sewing thread and such. Every time she opens it, she says it smells like G.G. ( with a sent of her powder).
    I loved your post...
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

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  29. You are so clever and your display is wonderful. Very creative and I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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