Vintage Trunks and Suitcases: Decor and Storage
Vintage suitcases and traveling trunks have long been used for a more permanent method of storage.
A black vintage travel trunk belonging to past relatives, one that has seen many a train and horse drawn carriage in its lifetime, currently serves as a window table and is filled with Christmas storage, from lights and ornaments to pillows and mantle piece décor. Yes, it has a lot of room, and it keeps everything safe and out of the way.
An early 20th century cedar lined chest serves as a coffee table and is secretly quite pregnant with all sorts of holiday and gift wrapping paper, ribbons, gift bags, and greeting cards. These things are stored away nicely, while still close at hand. Our cedar trunk also provides extra seating. And yes, the cedar still smells wonderful. One of my favorite things about it is the fact that it has a key lock.
Our use of these vintage storage solutions is quite satisfying. Not only do we get to enjoy the nostalgia and beauty of these vintage heirlooms, but for us, these pieces serve as a perfect solution for a 1920's home that has not too much in the way of closet space.