While I was home, I scored big time with this great vintage suitcase! My step-dad found it laying near a dumpster outside of his work, and it was obviously going to be thrown out. He’s a picker like me, and we pickers could never let a gem like this go to waste! He brought it home for me, and I instantly fell in love. It is quite beat up, which adds to it’s charm and character. I love everything about it.
Even though it is old and worn, the handle and latches are quite sturdy. Things were a lot more well made back then.
The best part about this old suitcase is what we found inside…
This old photo shows a little boy carrying this very suitcase! I am assuming that is the same little boy in the picture on the right, by the round, chubby little face. Who would ever throw away such a treasure?? I feel like I would be doing that little boy a disservice to let his little suitcase go to the dump; it looked like one of his prized possessions.
I wonder who the boy is? Where was he going, and what was he carrying around in there? Perhaps that is his dad is sledding with him? I guess we’ll never know, but for now I will cherish this little suitcase and probably display it somewhere in my house, with the photos inside of course. There’s just something about that little boy and his suitcase that makes me smile.