Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Treasure From the Attic

I was scrounging around the attic today looking for our suitcases for a weekend trip.  My eye was caught by something I have seen up there a lot, but haven't looked at lately.

My Aunt Dot's suitcase.



We've all seen these old suitcases - my guess this one is from the 1940s, and their beautiful satin interiors.  These suitcases were meant for thoughtful, sophisticated travel.

The original owners of these old suitcases would probably be very alarmed at the modern, wheeled, duffelbagged nature of the ones we have today. 



I like the silky elegance of Aunt Dot's suitcase.
I sent these pictures to Sammy, because of course anything has a possible use in the upcoming wedding.  I wonder if this will make it into the decor.

Oh, and I had forgotten what Aunt Dot's initials spelled out....




Oooops!

9 comments:

Mr. Connor said...

That suitcase was last used when she came to Florida in 1989, right ? Different style and elegance from that era ~ nothing like it today. Wonder if it can be fit into a wedding ?

SueBee said...

Perfect! I wish I had my gramma's blue Samsonite set...I can see her all dressed up going on a trip with the train case in her hand...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You did get the "Honeymoon Fund" link I sent to you?

Because this of course would be perfect.

Chatty Crone said...

DAM - cute - and the suitcase looks in great condition!

Annesphamily said...

Hello friend Ann without the "e! Great seeing you everywhere. Must have been a sign to stop by! I have been lazy with work and the heat and all the other awful excuses not to be blogging! I love the vintage suitcase. What a classic! Love those initials too! Hee Hee Anne

Olive Cooper said...

I really love old suitcases but they seem to be very heavy. I want to make a side table out of three old ones and Joe just rolls his eyes when I say this.

Linda said...

How fun to have a great old suitcase from your family! Love the initials...looking forward to seeing if you find a way to use it in the wedding!

Orlando Grandma said...

What came to my mind when I saw aunt Dot's suitcase was: hat, . gloves, stockings, high heels,a traveling suit of course. Yes they were heavy but everything arrived the same way you packed it. it. Oh those good old days.......

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Lovely that your aunt's suitcase is still in such great shape. I think things were made to last for a lifetime, and that people did take exquisite care of their possessions back then - as I can remember how my grandmother did, and sometimes I'd become abit impatient seeing it as fussiness. But now in our time perhaps we can learn some valuable lessons from this care.

Good for you for keeping this - it would be fun if it could be used in the wedding decor, wouldn't it.
Brenda