…favorite things friday: trunks

Let’s talk about trunks, Baby.

Some of you may have seen a recent Instagram post about my old suitcases that I stacked to make a mock side table. Whenever I go to a vintage shop I can’t help gravitating towards trunks and old boxes. I think because they are super interesting, but also functional.



If you can’t make it to a market or antique shop, there are so many great options out there now to do this very thing. Here are some examples.

Dot and Bo


Restoration Hardware




Joss and Main



PS – you don’t need to stack the suitcases, you could place once on a foyer table or under a couch or ahem, pew.

Small Room Design


  1. Christen, we recently cleared out my father and mother in laws home now that they are passed away and I found an old very cool looking vintage Samsonite suitcase that belong to my father in law , he carried in back in the forties when he traveled in his Army days. It’s in terrific condition minus the interior lining. Outer part looks to be some type of leather? I want to paint it..maybe but need to clean it first. Can you recommend something safe to use that won’t harm it, and any ideas what I can do with the old lining? I wish I had a photo of it, but it’s in Louisana still in the back room. I will pick it up next month. Any advise or pictures of examples of restored ones would help! I so don’t want to ruin it!

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