Friday, January 14, 2011

My Stack of Leather Suitcases

These vintage leather suitcases have been in various locations around the cottage ever since I moved in. The one on the bottom and the middle one were under the bed in the spare room. I bought them both in England ages ago and I love them. The top one was purchased at a local estate sale. The entire case was covered with a canvas protector which I removed except for the one on the handle.

They look nice at the end of the sofa, don't they. The following photo inspired me to bring my vintage luggage out of hiding to make my own stack. The brass doorstop against the sofa skirt is to prevent Webster from rubbing against it since this is a favorite napping spot. I'm making a real effort to keep this one clean. He has done a number with the skirts of my other two sofas but he's so dear I've let him get away with it. Not on this one however. I put books on the cushions before I go to sleep at night too.

Another stack of vintage leather suitcases belonging to someone else. via Green Wellies

Content in a Cottage


Carol said...

Love the vintage suitcases and your room. Glad you brought them out of hiding!

Colleen said...

I love it! What a charming and creative idea!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

They look right at home, at the end of your comfy sofa. I see Webster's throw, too! Lucky doggie :)

Antiqueaholics said...

I love your leather suitcases. While living in the UK, I purchased about 15 leather suitcases thinking I would sell some of them. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to part with them as I love their patina and overall look. They can be used in so many different rooms and best of all they are great for storage.
Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Snacks said...

Now I like the sofa even more!
The suitcases really look terrific next to the check.