Honest to goodness, the moment I laid eyes on these canvas covered leather suitcases the first thing I thought of was "safari." I've seen luggage covered like this in a movie or magazine somewhere. Maybe a Ralph Lauren ad. But, come on. This is Albuquerque.
London. Chicago. New York. That's what these babies say. But now they are saying it to me!
Now I want to go right out and have covers made for all my luggage. I would show you the pristine leather underneath but you've seen it all before. And anyway this is a post about ivory! Hunting for the COLOR.
In truth, I am hunting for white and ivory every time I go out. It's a thing of mine. Perhaps you have noticed. And I had a lot of luck yesterday!
One of my happy finds was vintage string. Just a little bag of it for three dollars. But I have never seen this kind before. A large spool of flat woven ivory cotton. Beautiful.
For now I have my slipcovered luggage sitting near my slipcovered furniture. I just want to look at it a while.
And while I do, I'll model a few other ivory finds on top for you.
A new ironstone pitcher and cereal sized vintage bowl in creamy ivory.
I am always on the hunt for these ivory and black marmalade jars, and I found one yesterday. It was the only thing I found to bring home in a very large and very iffy market. Five dollars.
An ivory still life.
Mr. Cottage says these would be fun to drink from. I think he's catching on to this vintage thing!
I also fell for these handsome ivory paper bags from Jeanne d'Arc Living. I wish I had a ton of them! Nice for gift giving or any old thing. Maybe I will frame one. Looks good just hanging!
There are two sizes.
I got mine from Vintage Market & Design in Albuquerque.
And finally, I turned up three lovely grain sacks in ivory, though it took a good soak to get them clean. They are the size of a standard size pillow, and of heavy muslin with a wonderful texture. (They would be sensational on safari.)
An old toss away jar of crockery.
A bit of old rugged cloth.
And a bundle of string.
Almost as good as safari! (Well, not really. . . .)
But I hope you enjoyed hunting for ivory!
& happy hunting!
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