The Wicker Suitcase

July 07, 2014
Our Church has several ministries and I am very  

fortunate to be associated with one of them. 

It is Angel's Attic an interesting and well 

stocked resale shop.

Angel's Attic has donated more than $100,000 to

numerous charities both home and abroad.

I have been volunteering in their furniture hospital.

And I have been enjoying every moment of pondering 

over the various pieces of furniture that pass through

it's portals.

As well as enjoying  sanding, painting and developing 

caring friendships, along the way. 

And then one day this wicker suitcase appeared.

I casually eyed it for several days,

passing by it,

touching it,

picking it up and then setting it back down.

I am not sure of it's history,

I am not sure of it's actual purpose.

Is it a picnic basket?

Is it a child's bag?

Where did it travel?

The wicker suitcase shows little wear and tear.

Some of the grand babies put their baby dolls in it.

Some of the grand babies pack it around as if they

are going on a trip.

For now the wicker suitcase decorates our home.

However, it seems to me to be a bit of a mystery and 

am waiting to see if it takes me on any travels...

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  1. What rewarding work and a wonderful find!

  2. Hi Jemma,

    What a beautifully composed post! I am intrigued by your wonderful wicker suitcase as I have a tiny one on which my phone sits, along with my address book. Inside, I've placed my favourite recipe books to have close at hand.

    If your mysterious charmer does decide to take you somewhere, I hope you'd make it to Greece!

    Have a lovely week, sweetie!


  3. Angel's Attic sounds fascinating. Love your suitcase and your story. Have a blessed day!

  4. That does sound like such a good organization and a great way to donate things and buy treasures like this one. I love it and wicker looks so pretty with any decor. Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

  5. What a great ministry your church has - I have never ever heard of that. And people would be blessed to get a piece worked on by you. I love that little basket and all the history it could have had.

  6. I love your wicker basket and the possibilities for its use. How wonderful that you do volunteer work for a great organization!

  7. What interesting and rewarding work. I would enjoy it too. I love the ideas you have about the life of the suitcase.

  8. It's a very nice piece, Lucy. So glad you got it.
    I think that church shop sounds wonderful! Has it been operating for a long time! What a great way to help the church make $. Susan

  9. What wonderful work you are doing! Love this basket/suitcase. Whatever its purpose, it is a nice find.

  10. Oh Jemma, that wicker suitcase is definitely a treasure. You don't see them around any more. How fun it would be for the girls to put their dolls and doll clothes in this suitcase back in the day.

    It's wonderful that you are involved in your church ministries. Angel's Attic is truly special for helping so many people in need.


    by the way, stop by today if you get a chance and send Nel some birthday wishes. The post I did was very different, but I had fun creating it haha. :~)

  11. Yes, that is me holding Nel when she was a baby, and I was only 21 years old! The other pictures are of her as well, except for the one with the owl.

    Thank you for stopping by today, Jemma. Me and Nel appreciate it so much.


  12. Hi dear Jemma....your work sounds so fun. That's a lot of money! Nice to visit and see what you have been up to! Are you enjoying the summer?

  13. Love your wicker suitcase, Jemma. I have one which I keep as part of my picnic basket collection. I can't resist them. I'm hoping to take each one out for a picnic, so they all have they're own stories to tell, and I can remember every time I look at them. :)


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