Friday, March 23, 2012

My Rogue Vintage Suitcase from SimpleJoys

I used to stash all my precious keepsakes and mementos (cards, trinkets, and the like) inside an old, and sadly now empty, cardboard box of Patchi chocolates (which, by the way, was a gift from the ex-BF, now Hubby.)

However, when the Little One arrived, I found my old keeper lacking in enough space.  I've been meaning to include some items of hers to serve as keepsakes too, and there's only so much you can stuff inside a cardboard box before it finally bursts at the seams.

Good thing I came across a SimpleJoys store one day and found this...

Simple Joys' rogue vintage suitcase

This vintage, Parisian-inspired suitcase is just the thing I need to store my growing number of keepsakes.  It's made from durable wood, covered with canvas and bordered with leather strips.

I just love the brass details that give this otherwise new suitcase a more old and worn vintage feel.

Details... details... details...

The suitcase comes in 3 sizes -- a small, medium and large.  We bought the medium one, selling for Php1,500, since it's just the right size for all our trinkets and for any future items we have coming in.

Just some of our keepsakes -- our wedding toppers, letters, pins,
and the Little One's booties and shirts

I'm trying to keep our stuff to only the most precious of items since I will be giving this luggage and all it's contents to the Little One someday.  

Oh!  And just recently, I also had another use for this luggage when it became part of the cake/souvenir/gift table's decor during the Little One's baptism.

The Little One's cake/souvenir/gift table

Add a few vintage necklaces here, drape the Little One's blanket there, stuff in an old antique fairytale book of the family's together with Tatty bear and faux pearls and you have yourself one very simple table centerpiece.


Such a versatile little number, don't you think?  J


SimpleJoys stores are located at select malls nationwide.  Please visit their website,, for more details.


  1. i like the design!! ;) great that you found another purpose for it :D

  2. All the stuff that they sell at Egg and Simple Joy never fail to catch my attention. That's why I always to drop by their store at MOA pag andun kmi. Sometimes, kahit wla akong binibili kc I stop myself from doing so(or else mauubos ang laman ng wallet ko), I feel happy kasi busog nmn ang paningin ko paglabas ko :)

  3. So pretty namn ng vintage suitcase na yan! Dun sa 1st picture kala ko maliit lang sya. Malaki pala! So cute ng mga stuffed toys!

  4. I've been meaning to get a hold of one of those. It's so chic and classy. I love vintage stuff. And... Nice job for the table centerpiece... :)

  5. boxes are the best! i love boxes too! but shempre hindi yung girly ones, gusto ko yung plain lang :)

  6. Whoa. That's expensive! I saw the exact same one in Bangkok for 500 pesos. Should have bought it na pala. Will def go back for it when I go back in May now!

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  7. I saw this one time! Simplejoys has wonderful products. :)

  8. i also saw once of these last night at the store. i'll check if the price is right and might buy one. this is good for keeping your things. sturdy and chic, i might say. =)

  9. I like this suitcase...really nice :-)

  10. @Hazel: Yup. It's really cute. =)

    @Em: I agree. They have such cute merchandise. =)

    @anney: Yup. Malaki sya. Tama lang for all our abubots. =)

    @michi: Yup. Very. =)

    @Jaycelle Playda: Thanks! =)

    @Christian | Lakad Pilipinas: Hehehe! I would hav expected so. =)

    @Wonder Woman: What?! I really muct go to Bangkok soon. I saw similar SImpleJoy items being sold here in SG. I have a feeling they're all from Bangkok tuloy. =)

    @michymichymoo: Yup. It's really nice. =)

    @Wild Butterfly: I agree. Although I'd most just use this as a keeper lang. If for travel, as hand carry on luggage. No way will I check this in. Hehehe! =)

    @Ishmael Fischer Ahab, Rae & Aileen: Yup. It really caught my eye at once but I had to think a dozen times before I finally bought it mainly because of the price kasi. =)

  11. Really cute. May ganyan din sister ko. The moment she saw it, she fell in love with it. She kept telling me about it. Luckily, her bf bought it for her. And hindi ko din napigilan sarili ko from falling in love with it. Haha.

  12. Sa SimpleJoys po. At Mall of Asia. =)


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