Armchair Travel Collections: Inspiration from Eat, Pray, Love

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

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