Sunday, June 16, 2013

Old Bag Without a Rose

A while back, I found this old medical bag. 

I paid more for it than I usually would pay for something in a thrift store, even thought the condition was not great. 

I still don't know why I decided to buy it, except that the craftsmanship was really wonderful. Before it became damaged, it was a well-made piece. 

The inside is in great shape, but the outside is in tatters.
Still, it spoke to me.

I had no idea what to do with it, but since I'd bought it, I felt obligated to do SOMETHING. So I asked your help.

Many of you suggested roses. You've probably noticed, I am not much of a rose kind of girl. (I have a brown thumb. If I were to buy myself flowers, I'd get purple Irises, or maybe a wildflower mix or something. Flowers are not really my thing.)

But the idea of using it as a container for a plant was appealing. So, I went to Hobby Lobby and looked for some real-looking faux plant. 

I really wanted an asparagus fern or something wispy, but they were plastic. So, the airplane plant was my choice. It was on 50 percent off, too. 

It adds that little unexpected junk-turned-precious element I like so much. 

Any other good ideas for the bag? I like your ideas, even if I tweak them a bit to accommodate my brown thumb, plain Jane ways. Really. 

Word for the Day:
Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

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lynn said...

your bag is a really fabulous find, revi:) it looks great with the plant! wish i could find one, but, looking half the fun:) have a great sunday!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love how you used it! it looks so wonderful!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like it with the airplane plant.

I guess I missed the original post about the bag; had I seen it I would have suggested having it on a table with a lamp coming out of it and perhaps some books in the bottom with some quirky statue or a vase with a tulip know, a "high-low" type of vignette. By high-low I mean, a tall skinny vase with a shorter something.

I'm sure you'll think of something else really cool to do with it; though the plant is cool too.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Can't go wrong with a plant! I think it sets off the bag so well. I love the look.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Now this is unique! I love it!

must love junk said...

LOVE that 'tattered' worn patina!!

Kim said...

What about putting a brick or something like it in the bottom to raise up a mix creamy pillar candles in different heights? Love the bag in all its vintage goodness!

Anonymous said...

i love that bag and you did something totally unexpected and amazing with it. love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a fabulous bag and the plant looks perfect. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Galeria Rocco said...

Great idea! But I would put a no leak container with the same, but living, plant in it! So easy to look after, and it would reward you even more