Monday, 16 June 2014

Suitcases are like buses.

For a while I have wanted to buy some of the gorgeous, old leather suitcases complete with the faded art deco style travel stickers of places visited on the grand tour in times past. I was just hoping to use them as storage but the price of these in my area was a little too high.

I decided to look for something not quite so old but still vintage to stack on top of the wardrobe or under the bed. I found the large brown suitcase for just £5, it is in very good condition, the lining on the inside is immaculate and comes with a key.


Then a couple of days later some body put the two blue ones on free cycle, they are in lovely condition too and the larger of the blue ones is lined with red silk. Three at once... couldn't believe my luck, the children were just as excited as I was and they have already made plans for what to store in them.


Although not quite as old as I was originally looking for they are just as useful as a storage solution and at a much more reasonable cost.





12 comments:

  1. Oh they are lovely! I have lots of old suitcases - in fat I think there's one on top of every wardrobe in the house stacked with out-of-season clothes! They are great fror storage.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, excellent storage :)

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  2. The blue suitcases are lovely. I like the contrast of the red lining against the blue exterior.

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    1. yes the blue suitcases are the children's favourite for the same reason :)

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    1. Thank-you, everyone loves the blue ones....best part is those ones were free :)

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  4. I have wanted some of those old ones with stickers too! Great find I am still jealous!!!

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    1. The old leather ones are lovely, we are pleased with our new storage :)

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  5. I'm a big fan of using nice suitcases and vanity cases for storage - and those are particularly nice!

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  6. Old luggage is my FAVORITE! All great pieces you found!

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  7. I love old luggage...very pleased to have finally found some to use for storage :)

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