Before my parents knew each other they each had a set of Forecast luggage, same make just different colors.
Back in my teen years my mom said she was going to go ahead and throw the musty old things out.
“NOOOOO” I whined, “They are COOOOL.”
So I took them, cleaned them up and did absolutely nothing with them for several years. Then I got my own apartment. I rented a place with uneven floors, a sometimes leaky ceiling, an uninsulated bedroom. But the land lady is totally OK with me painting, and I was told I could hang whatever I wanted. You other apartment dwellers know that storage, and floor space… is a luxury in a small living area. So the vintage suit cases quickly had to become useful. The bigger one is for fabric & crafting supplies, the littler one is for off season clothing. Since floor space is so valuable. I hung them on the wall with some ridiculously large bike hooks that I spray painted to blend into the wall better.
Since I was pulling out my summer dresses and putting away my cozy sweaters this weekend I thought I’d share the c0nvinient storage location I’ve been using for years. They are decorative but unobtrusive, and clear up some floor space. And even as vintage suitcases become more popular, my favorite part is the background story from my parents.