Look at this photo: don't u find it fascinating? If so, can you also tell me why?
I know why. I find it particularly charming because of the suitcases. They add a special touch of vintage that reminds of good-old-days travelling and adventure, when trains and boats were common modes of transportation. This is an essential aspect for an avid traveller like me. Suitcases also carry that aura of mistery that makes you think the older they are, the more intricate their history is, which is another prerogative for us writers.
They're stylish, too, and spill glamour all over. Look at all the luggage Marlene Dietrich took with her when she relocated to America in the 30's. What a real icon diva!
I'm sure many of you like vintage suitcases as much as I do. I saw some beautiful ones at the Vintage Market they had in Verona when we visisted last week, and I regret not having bought any.
But then, they didn't come cheap and anyway, I wouldn't know how to bring them home with me, since I was travelling by train. Maybe I can find some on ebay or even order some from Anthropology or some guy from Camden stables in London, because they could be perfect for my hallway.
There're endless possibilities to use vintage suitcases to decorate our houses. I spotted some inspiring photos today and was amazed at how some are so creative and clever. They can be used as side tables or even stacked on top of other furniture pieces.
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Their functionality provides excellent storage and organizing possibilities.
Also, a suitcase can become a cabinet by simply hanging it on a wall, like this eccentric medicine one and this beauty cabinet desk.
And by adding a few wheels, it can become a rolling bar cart!
It can also be transformed into a pet house. Who whould have thought?
The interior of an old suitcase can be completely refurbished as well. New fabric can be used to replace old, yucky lining. Add more pockets, as well as some ties, loops and dividers and it can be repurposed into a case for your craft supplies that you can carry from one room to another.
They can also be used to make a wedding special, go figure!
Not to mention trunks. They open a new world of possibilities ...
Okay, I'm all set now, I want a few suitcases. Let me start the search! :)