I've collected postcards for years now and sort of always felt bad that I didn't have a good place to display them but instead just kept them in a beat up vintage clarinet case that I had ripped the lining out of and painted the inside gold.
Then I saw "Eat, Pray, Love" and there is a scene where Julia Roberts is looking through a large vintage suitcase filled with travel articles and National Geographics that she had been collecting. I instantly related and realized that my little clarinet case full of postcards sent from around the world was a perfectly acceptable way of keeping my collection. It was there for me to open and peruse whenever I felt like. Further inspired by the film, I dug out all of the travel articles, clippings, books and maps I have saved and piled them in a vintage suitcase and now I too have a packed suitcase ready to travel wherever my daydreams take me.
Suitcase and similar ones like it can be found at Mackey Blue
. I've also always admired the beautiful Indian patchwork file folder from Wisteria
and something like this would be great for a more organized collection.
Images: 1 & 2 - Sparrow King