I'm currently on the lookout for an old suitcase or trunk to use as storage in my new bedroom.
I was reminded how much I want one of these after looking at a post from one of my favourite blogs.
Much like these little beauties...
I've also got my eye on some cases listed on ebay.
These are a nice tan colour and look really shabby- how I like things to be!
They've already crossed the £20 mark though and the listing has over a day left.
This one claims to be from the 30s or 40s. The cream colour would really go well with my new room but again, a little pricey for me!
As I believe I have an unexpected Sunday morning off work, I may venture off to a car boot sale in search of one tomorrow.
Last week I was driving to work behind an infuriatingly slow pick-up truck and after gazing at the back of the vehicle for a good 10 minutes I saw something rather beautiful.
The truck was loaded with boxes and general rubbish and it was pretty clear that it was heading for a skip somewhere.
To my horror I noticed a beautiful old tapestry suitcase sticking out of the junk heap. If I hadn't already been late for work I would have followed the guy and demanded that I own this case!
I've trawled the internet to see if I could find you a picture of a similar one but no luck- gutted!
I'll let you know how I get on tomorrow- if I don't get roped into the breakfast shift at work tomorrow!
Images found on Flickr from mollypop, MDL.hu and catlovers