Tuesday, April 7, 2009

the vintage suitcase...




there is something about the aesthetics of an old suitcase: the worn leather, the engraved initials, the story, the travels...it can bring an automatic interest into a room! i personally love ones w/ stripes; and stacking one on top of another always makes a great statement!
*images courtesy of flickr/ weeweeyun, flickr/hbgordon, design sponge, m.a. belle via patrick cline

12 comments:

CTB said...

There is something so charming about a piece of vintage luggage. I love this post!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I love vintage suitcases as well. I like knowing that a piece has character and a history to it. I don't have any in my home, but I would love to get my hands on some soon.

Porter Design Company said...

Love the second image! They look perfect together. I actually have an Aunt who was friends with Bing Crosby's wife and when Bing passed away, his wife gave my aunt one of his suitcases with his initials on it. Now my parents have it in their attic. There is a rumor that he was carrying it in one of his movies! I think I might have to rummage through my parents attic and um *borrow* this one!

Beth Messervy said...

One of my mom's friends found an entire set of vintage Louis Vuitton luggage in the attic of an old home that she bought in Summerville years and years ago. Courtney Cox Arquette bought them from her!

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

first of all love that word 'aesthetics'. chill.

second of all, love vintagie suitcases. yes please. i also love mixing those with some hat boxes. fun!

SimplyGrove said...

Love these!!

megan said...

i love vintage luggage; imagine the stories they could tell!

No.35style said...

they have such history...i have my father's mother's...it is very old and worn and looks similar to the ones in the second picture.

laura drescher said...

my initials are "LJ"...
that one is my favorite~
SO glad I found you.

Pattyann said...

Enjoy your blog. YOu might like this site, which is a very cool use of a vintage suitcase!!

http://tracyporter.com/blog/soulful-nesting-decorating/tracy-porter-decorating-diy-crafting-a-vintage-suitcase-into-a-charming-shelf

I live in Conway....I was just in Charleston yesterday....love it there!!

Heidi said...

How funny to see my flickr photo on another blog! They ARE great suitcases and have been moved down to our "designer mancave" basement. Off to enjoy the rest of your blog!
:)Heidi

Padgett Hoke said...

these are wonderful photos, I love the vintage suitcase!