I love vintage suitcases! That may seem surprising coming from someone like me who doesn’t travel much. The truth is suitcases aren’t just for “packing your bags” They are also a wonderful way to store keepsakes and other items. I was lucky enough to find three vintage blue suitcases for $5.99 at Goodwill. This was an incredible deal, and I have not seen a suitcase purchase worthy since. My first attempt at restyling a suitcase, Travel The Old Fashioned Way I used fabric I purchased from Joann Fabric. I chose a blue and white floral pattern, and it turned out great for a first attempt. For the second suitcase, Pack My Bags Fun And Easy Decoupage Vintage Suitcases I found a great pillow case with a floral red, white and blue color scheme that was perfect. That left the smallest of the three.
This suitcase is special, because inside the lid it has a built-in mirror. The lining inside is also in perfect condition, another plus! (Please excuse the reflection of the mirror in the photograph)
For this suitcase I decided to use blue and purple floral sheet that I found in a thrift shop. I initially wanted to use a scarf, but the material was too thin and I was afraid the blue color of the suitcase would show through the material.
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Now I have a wonderful set to use for travel or a decorative storage option.
The search for more luggage continues….