No, I didn't have a flea market to go to today. I've been going through 'stuff', sorting what to keep, what to get rid of. But I know some of you are wishing it was a flea market Sunday, just as I am - so I thought I would show you some wonderful things I found at the flea market a few years ago. After all, I have been going to flea markets for most of my adult life...
I found these gorgeous old suitcases on different occasions. I have a couple of large overseas trunks similar to the bottom suitcase. They are made of very thin wood, which is reinforced by wooden bands on the outside, so they are sturdy, but not too heavy. Too bad there wasn't a matching key.
The upper suitcase is leather and one of the locks has been ripped out, which is a shame. But the wonderfully smooth leather has a beautiful patina and the whole suitcase was calling my name.
See that? It had my initials on the lid. I mean, honestly - how could I have passed up a suitcase that was meant for me?
Both suitcases are lined inside with the typically striped paper, which has yellowed with age and looks wonderful. I keep some of my antique linens - mostly dish towels and napkins - I love antique linen napkins!, doilys and such in these.Of course, most of these are also from the flea market.
See - almost like a flea market Sunday.
Have a wonderful day, where ever you are!