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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Mom's Old Suitcases

We're packin' up to head back.
Time to leave Wonderful Wyoming and the big open blue skies.

One of the things I hauled out here this time are my moms old luggage set.
She's had these since I can remember and I always thought they were neat when I was a kid. Sure glad I hung on to them now that old suitcases have become so popular.

The key to the locks is still hanging on the right of the bottom suitcase. And the insides are so cool...sure don't make them like that anymore!

Since we have no real 'home' here yet, an old trunk and horse corral had to do as a backdrop.

Missing the cover of one latch but I happened to pick another train case up years ago in a junk shop and some day I'll get Mr. Wild to fix up my mom's train case.

Linking to;
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
My Front Porch for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow- those are fantastic suitcases- how special that you know have them!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a treasure. I have a set that were my MIL's. They are red and have her monogram stamped on. I'm visiting from Wow Us Wednesday and am a new follower. Have a great week!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

What beauties they are...and in the perfect shade of white! Lucky you~ Thanks for sharing these.
Blessings & hugs,

Tete said...

I am so glad you posted this. I have my mom's overnight case(top one) just like this one you have. We always used it to go on vacation when I was a kid and I have it now. We did not have the larger ones.
I don't know if mom and dad ever had the set, by the time I came along, we had a couple big old brown ones. They bought me a red and black plaid one with green stamps, which I used in my room to store my teen magazines in,
It is sure nice to see what the larger ones look like.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your photos make me smile. You have a pickin' cool style!

Liz said...

My mom had these in blue! :) I kept the train case. :) These are perfectly shabby already!


Honey at 2805 said...

Samsonite, I believe. They do look familiar.

Hope you will attend the Potpourri Friday party again this week!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! I have some that belonged to my grandparents with their names still on the name plates. I have them in the living room if you were to look inside you would find trinkets, odd things from their home and my grandfathers bible. Love special things such as this.. thanks for sharing.


MeMeSue said...

My mom has the same exact ones...now I need to go up in the attic and see if we still have them hiding up there!

SueBee said...

Ohhh Faye...why didn't I keep my Gramma's turquoise set just like yours?!!!!
Enjoy your trip~SueBee

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow -- these are so great! So much more meaningful too since they're from your mom!

outjunking said...

I really like those suitcases and to know the story behind them even better. Good for you, there great.
Your new follower,

A Cottage Muse said...

The perfect backdrop for a wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing Faye!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Have fun with those...they are so cute and are even better that they were your mother's!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

FABULOUS old suitcases -- I recently picked on up at GW and plan to play with it a bit with my fall decorating :)


Bohemian said...

Isn't it great when something that has Sentimental Value and we held onto now becomes a killer on trend Collectible that others will now appreciate too? I recently inherited some of my Parent's Old Luggage & Footlockers that I remember us traveling the World with like Gypsies as we moved every 18 months while Dad was Active Military... I cherish them and now can incorporate them into fab vignettes and much needed storage! Loving your Mom's set, such a beautiful Color.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Pamela said...

These are great! My Nanny has a set of green ones. My sister lucked up with them though. Thanx for coming to the party! Hope your week is going well!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the suitcases, I used to have a green one growing up, wish I still had it. Great pictures, Laura Cottage and Broome

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love the suitcases, and great that they are your moms! I just ordered some from ETSY-can't wait to get them!

Natasha in Oz said...

We inherited a few old suitcases and I have used one of them as storage for all my Christmas gift wrap, Christmas cards etc. I love old suitcases!

Best wishes,

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a true treasure of a set!

Sherry said...

Hi Faye,
They are keepers. What a great color they're in too. Thanks for sharing them at Home Sweet Home!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by to visit your blog for the first time as I am also a participant in 2805 Potpourri Friday. I have enjoyed your post today, love the suitcases.

Honey at 2805 said...

It's just terrific that you have a matching set in a really nice color! Makes them extra special that they belonged to your Mother!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful, Faye . I appreciate you! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I adore vintage suitcases. Your mum's have so much character...your very lucky to have them :)
Cas x

Anonymous said...

The cover of Flea Market Style has vintage suitcases used as shelves. I'm sure you'd never consider altering your mom's suitcases, but it's something to think about if you come across some others....

Ellen said...

Very nice that you have these from your mom. I wish I had saved my moms suitcase. Suitcases of today are very disposabe. I seem to be buying them every few years. They are not built to last. Its great to still have the key. Such a nice treasure to have.