I've added several more vintage suitcases to my collection this summer. I bought all of them at yard sales. I paid from $1 to $8 each. Bargains. I tried them in several rooms in different arrangements and decided I liked them best grouped together in the living room.
They were empty and merely decorative until recently. When I was taking my fall decorations down I decided to store them in these suitcases instead of three totes in the garage. I always hate digging in the garage to get to my seasonal decor. My husband especially liked that they are actually functional as well as decorative.
As I was packing stuff away I looked in one of the pockets and found a yellowed card with a quote on it. I began to wonder who this suitcase belonged to? Was it a man or woman? What was their life like? Where did they live? I can envision someone sitting at an old typewriter typing this.
It really made my day and got me thinking. It makes me value my old suitcases a little more.