The Patrick Cline photo accompanying today’s quote got me thinking about just how much I adore vintage luggage. While I’m not a big fan of carrying it (I’m a roller, carry-on type of gal), stacked vintage suitcases can be repurposed to make the sweetest side tables. I especially love them in homes with a country garden vibe or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, as a dash of vintage in a very clean lined, modern interior. I have two I picked up at the Chelsea Flea market in Manhattan that serve as coffee table in our apartment. One is monogrammed “DMB.” I like to believe it belonged to Mr. Matthews in a past life…
(images: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten!)
Lauren (pen.ny) says
It seems I’ve been seeing vintage suitcases everywhere these days and I am SO catching on to them because they are all gorgeous and great pieces to add to a room. I’ve bookmarked a few for my own inspiration:)
the NEO-traditionalist says
Lauren — Glad you like them. They’re the perfect, inexpensive alternative to a side table!
Those two pink suitcases just made me swoon!
My mom has a bunch and stacks them up to make end tables in her family room — cute and functional!
You Frivolous Mommy! says
Ah!More than perfect! I want to travel the world right now!
I would love to have some super cute luggage! These are great
I love this. I hope to do this one day. Vintage luggage has moved to the top of my thrifting list.
Kelly Anne says
Oh yes, definitely one of my favourite decor trends, forever and ever.
I love them too! I found one on the street once when it was raining. I wasn’t sure if I should have brought it home since I didn’t know if there was a reason it was out there. and I certainly didn’t want any creapy crawlies in my apartment. but I have been keeping my eye open for some as I would like to use them in our engagment photo session!
I love them too! They look so great stacked up together as a side table…love that look. We have this great vintage trunk that my mother-in-law gave us…it just has that cool, distressed look and we can use it for so many different things (coffee table, side table, etc, etc!)
Hello soft spot for vintage suitcases! I had no idea you were even there.
I want a few to travel with, but I want one that I can simply fill with old photographs and things that I love.
Kate, I just love everything you find. The way your mind works…
Design Darling says
gorrrgeous. overwhelmed by all the eye candy!
Staley Mc says
I love vintage suitcases. I wish I could get my hands on a few and use them to take pictures!
LOVE the luggage photos. obsessed with no. 10!
also, this might be weird, but photo 6 shows a really great pair of flats. however, i have issues with toe cleavage. is that weird? i love those shoes, but i’m not sure i could ever actually wear them. hmm…?
I adore vintage luggage! My mom has this fabulous set in her living room which I need someday! :)
Love them! And so great for extra storage!
Elie's Papel says
Love these images… i have one of those that belonged to my grandmother…
That second photo is so wonderful. I want a guest room like that! (Wouldn’t a luggage side table be perfect for visitors?)
I would have never have thought to stack old luggage for use as a night stand, soo clever and cute. Now to just own some vintage luggage…