Sunday, July 4, 2010

My New Suitcase

I love this suitcase! I bought it at Tillies Attic. I have had my eye on it for quite awhile and was so happy it was still there after getting my first paycheck from my new job. :) Its in great condition and the inside is divided and has a mirror. We think its from the late 40's or early 50's. The great thing is I have the matching piece thats a little larger waiting for me now. I think they will make great display pieces. I know alot of people into altered art are doing some very pretty things with these old suitcases, but these are in such good shape I could not bare to do anything to them, but admire them. This is just a sample of the awesome things that are coming into Tillies Attic now. If you havent been in awhile I think you will be pleasantly suprised. In case you didnt know, for those of you in the Phoenix area, Tillies is in Mesa on the Southeast corner of Dobson and Guadalupe. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 to 5:00. The tag I added for cuteness is from my friend Carrie of .
I have been working on some new jewelry. This is what I managed to get photographed tonight, There will be more to come soon. I am finally on a role here. I need to get these on my site in the next day or so. I am trying to work on fresh new ideas for the summer. I feel inspriration coming from mermaids :)

This is a pillow my sister Stephanie crocheted for me. It is soooo soft and it feels like chenille. I love some of the yard they have out now. I so wish I could crochet or knit, but its just not my talent.

Well, I better get busy. I am making the most of the three day holiday weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!


Carolee Crafts said...

Love the suitcase and agree should remain as it is in such a good state of repair. All you other beautiful makes you have put me to shame this week must get stitching.

Have a great week and thank you for sharing

Caroline x

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Gail,

I hope you're still enjoying your new job. Do you work at a particular Target, or are you at their main office? Maybe we can do lunch sometime. I love that pillow and your new jewelry. My youngest will be going to our old highschool, so maybe while I'm on that side of town sometime I can stop by Tillies.


lisa said...


I love the new jewelry pieces!

That pillow is awesome!

someplace in thyme said...

Your new suitcase is great. Love the jewelry too, Char

Marie said...

Love the new jewelry and the pillow is beautiful.

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Great show and tell! I loved the jewelry in the frane. I crchet. It's been awhile since I've taken up a bit of yarn to create. The suitcase is wonderful! I have one in my boutique and every now and then I want to keep it for myself too! Oh woe is me! :) Enjoy your day!
The Polka Dot Rose

the sassy beach said...

WOW Gail you have been busy making jewelry. SO have I although my unvailing will be for the Christmas in July Shop Hop
hugs sassy gail

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! I loveeeeeeeeee that new to you suitcase and loveeeeeeeeeee the new jewelry!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Vera said...

Gail, I'm with you about the suitcase. I have seen some really beautiful altered ones but that one is just to pretty to mess with!

Love your new things!

Olivia Paige

Dawn said...

I love your designs! I have some tiles that I am planning to stamp on and embellish and I want to make them into a bracelet, but I have no idea how. Any books or how-to's you would recommend? It's a present for my friend.

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Gail, thanks for coming by. Loved your tea party too, and the suitcase, yummmmm! Glad you enjoyed the Hearst post! Take care, Riki

CailinMarie said...

what a fun blog filled with pretties! The suitcase is a wonderful find.

Jacalyn @ said...

Oh Gail I too am on the lookout for those suitcases! Hmmm... maybe I should look in my parent's closet, ha! I am sure glad we don't carry those anymore. Those suckers were heavy! Beautiful jewelry!


Michelle May said...

What a great suitcase girlfriend! Glad you have been busy creating! That pillow really does look so soft!
Hugs to you and have a fun rest of your week!

Mary Patterson said...

Love your new jewelry designs, Gail and that suitcase is divine! WOW! You make mighty pretty things!
Mary P

Mimi said...

Vintage luggage is all the RAGE right now!!!
I would love to find some pieces to use in photography!!!!
Let me know if there are other pieces for sale!!!
love this!!

A Write Life said...

Oh, what lovelies. I'm a mermaid fan as well. And that little pillow, it looks soft from here. Ooooh, I just love a soft knitted pillow of pink. Have a great day.