Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vintage Luggage Collection by Solanah {Vixen Vintage}

Today's post is brought to you from Solanah of Vixen Vintage; Vixen Vintage was one of the first blogs I found when I first started my own so I'm really pleased to have Solanah as a guest poster. Solanah has shared some photos of her absolutely gorgeous vintage luggage collection, of which I'm only a little bit jealous... 

Hello! Solanah here from Vixen Vintage. Andrea invited me to post on her blog, and I thought you guys might like to see my luggage collection. I found two of the pieces at an estate sale, and squealed the when I spotted them! The colors, the pattern, and by my favorite vintage luggage maker, Skyway. I immediately went home after buying them and searched for more of the collection. I'd never been much into collection luggage before (lots of vintage girls go for the Samsonite pink or aqua set), but now I'm hooked. I found the traincase on Etsy, and the small suitcase via someone in town. I think my favorite is the garment bag, because it's so unique, and that was a gift from Rogue Retro!


Suitcase 1

They are pretty easy to spot among other travelers black luggage, and durable too. Skyway made this bold set, and a more classic brown tweed set for those who are wary of this much color. Do you collect any luggage or travel sets? They're a little addictive once you get started!


Suitcase 2

Aug 1938 195

Aug 1938 189

3 comments:

  1. Yay! I adore the fact that these vibrant, fantastic suitcases make an appearance again - and this time on the other side of the world (if only in spirit), to boot. Terrific guest post, Solanah!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I love the colours! And I love how they initial the cases....so cute:)
    Thanks for sharing Solanah xoxoxo

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  3. I am tickled pink that after 40 years I now have a complete set. Only 3 pieces of the set was given to me in 1973 and just in the past week between eBay and Etsy I have gotten 4 more pieces that I didn't have! I was given the larger suitcase, the smaller one, and the carry-on bag. This was the set they gave away on the Price is Right back then. My husband got sick of me talking about that luggage so he bought me the pieces! Can you believe that in 1973 a total set of that luggage was somewhere close to $2000? It really is strong! I stopped using it for years because the airport handlers had really done a job on the suitcases, but I wouldn't get rid of them. So last year I pulled them out and did a little cosmetic work on them like using blue shoe polish on the blue trim, straightening out the chrome trim and using carpet cleaner on the tweed and they are as beautiful as the day I bought them. Now to go to work on the pieces I just got last week! Stay blessed!

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