I saw a tutorial on how to make a vintage suitcase dog bed on Pinterest. We’ve had Puck three years now and she’s never had a proper bed! I feel like such a bad dog mom! What better way to fix this, than to make her an awesome hipster bed? I started hunting on Etsy for a vintage suitcase. I found some good options but the shipping costs were a little bit too expensive for me. I had recently heard of Thompson’s and I thought maybe I could find a suit case there. Boy, did I!
Thompson’s was incredible! It has 108,000 sq. feet of antique amazingness from top to bottom. It was once a department store and is located in Northwest mall. I felt like I was on a giant treasure hunt. I could’ve seriously spent all day there. Anyone else love the smell of old things? I wish that smell could be bottled up! I realize antiquing isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but I thought this could be a fun day date or something you could do with fiends!
Oh hey, pretty lady! 😉
Can you spot Trevor? hehe
Now that is a tub!
Isn’t this antique crib gorgeous? No, Trevor and I won’t be having bebes anytime soon. Since I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, I thought I’d include a little disclaimer. However, when that time comes, I will definitely be making another trip to Thompson’s!
There are so many solid-wood pieces at Thompson’s. It made me regret every furniture piece Trevor and I have bought over the years. We’ve been looking for a chair to go with our leather couch. We fell in love with this guy. Mary (who spent the day showing us around) was awesome and got us a 20% discount on the chair and it was delivered that day. They also threw in a foot stool. Needless to say, we won’t be buying furniture from a regular furniture store again!
They had a large collection of giant perfume bottles. For all you perfume collectors out there!
They have tons of antique costume jewelry. So much fun!
I thought these 1910-1930 windows were so neat. We bought two to hang in our living room. I feel like Joanna Gains from Fixer Upper would love these! Anyone else adore her?
Excuse my thumb in this picture (how embarrassing), I guess all the phones got me excited!
Dat apothecary’s cabinet! This piece was just incredible and incredibly out of our budget. ($6k, IIRC)
There is my awesome hubby carrying the heavy windows that I HAD to have! He’s the best!
Don’t you need a dragon turtle in your life?
This is how Puck’s bed turned out. It was super easy. I just cut the top off, shoved a couple of old pillows in, and covered with some spare fabric I had. I didn’t glue or staple anything into the suitcase. I wanted to be able to wash the pillows and fabric easily. I think she likes it! 😉 Do you see any resemblance between the dragon turtle and Puck? Trevor does!
Oh, and the suitcase was only $25 if anyone is curious.
Let me know if you’ve been here or if you know of any other awesome antique places to check out in the Houston area!
And if I don’t see you: good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight!