Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Travel Room, Part ??

A few more elements to our "Vintage Travel" themed room.  An old pew rack found on Ebay holds old travel brochures and road maps (remember road maps??)  Our first guests already commented on how fun it was to read through these!

 The desk was a Craigslist find -- 60.00 for the desk and chair. I had intended to paint them but I like the wood as is and the hardware has a nice vintage feel already.
 This travel suitcase was a steal at $5.00 and for now is holding reading material.
 On of my favorite Ebay finds was this old Seth Thomas travel alarm clock.  It even came with the original box and instructions and actually still works!
 I wanted to keep the window treatments simple so I just sewed up these valances but added some luggage strap material and sewed on these fantastic old bus tokens (also from Ebay) using red thread.  The holes in the tokens made it easy to stitch them on.

 Can you tell I've been having fun with this room??  And finally, one gratuitous photo of one very cute Cocker Spaniel.  Ava approves.
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff
Marvelous Mondays
From My Front Porch to Yours
Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. I love your room. I had a travel clock like that one when I went to college. I guess that makes me vintage. hehehe

  2. Une belle publication... une très jolie chambre.

    Je risque parfois de m'absenter durant cette période estivale. Je dois partir pour mes diverses expositions dans le sud de la France... Mais je serai présente régulièrement dès la mi-septembre.

    Gros bisous.

  3. I love how the room is evolving...The valances and your idea was just GREAT! I smiled at the travel brochures...My mom used to have tons of those from all our travels years ago - picked up at welcome centers at the State lines. My grandfather had a clock like that...wind up and the old fashioned bell ring. :-) And MY FAVORITE is the (yes), VERY cute doggie...Sweet little face. a hug to Ava! Have a great day Lauren!

  4. YAY! I love it. OH I love maps. Give me a map and I can get you anywhere, give me a nav thingy and I get LOST. I hate those new fangled gadgets. My dad still has his travel clock, still works and they still use it as a back up when they travel.

    So nice that sweet AVA approves.

    Hope your having a great week.

  5. Your room is coming along great! The bus tokens on the valance is genius!
    I just love little details like that. Great job.

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  8. Adorable! What a fantastic idea...the travel brochures, the suitcase...and even the travel alarm! FUN FUN FUN!

  9. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

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  11. I love the Seth Thomas alarm clock. My dad had one of those.

  12. Your room is coming along great!


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