5 Things to Do with... Old Luggage

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  1. sobore
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    http://homes.yahoo.com/news/5-things-old-luggage-185502773.html

    I'm always swooning over the charming old luggage I see at flea markets and thrift stores around New York City. Clearly, some of these pieces have traveled far and wide; their once vibrant colors have faded and their leather has worn to a supple softness.

    As much as I love traveling, it would be hard to justify shelling out the money to buy all those suitcases catching my eye. (Even more difficult would be figuring out where to store them all!) Fortunately, there is no shortage of DIY ways to tweak vintage luggage pieces, so they become useful in everyday life at home. 1. MAKE A PET BED
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    Every pet owner knows that pets simply love climbing in luggage—why? Is it a sense of adventure, or an instinct to get cozy? We'll probably never know, but what we can do is give pets a suitcase to lie in, not just when we're picking, but year-round. Follow the tutorial at The Ruche. Fido will thank you. 2. PLANT A CONTAINER GARDEN
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    A Beach Cottage found a use for old luggage that is sure to be a hit with the green-thumbed among us. Believe it or not, a vintage suitcase makes for a delightfully whimsical—and totally viable—container for small plants

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    Or donate to the local Women's Shelter. They always need luggage. Many women come to the shelter with their kids and as many belongings as they can fit into a trash bag.
     
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    Donate to a shelter is a noble idea !
     
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    yeeeeeee its very good idea.. :)
     
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