Since I’m spending lots of time working on my booth at the antique mall, I thought it might be fun to show you some of the pieces currently for sale and a few inspiration images for how I can envision using them in a room. (I thought it might also give my non-local readers some ideas of what to keep an eye out for while shopping in your own area.) This week, I’m featuring these fun vintage trunks:
Besides adding a lot of character to a room, I love how they’re multi-functional (providing storage, acting as an end table, nightstand, etc.) Here are some of my favorite images using old trunks:
Julie Couch via Style Blueprint
Love vintage trunks, although I have to find one in fair condition, I would love to have one someday! I wish I lived in NC to I can drive up to your booth Emily, I see so many goodies I’d wanna take home!
My mom had two trunks from her parents, that looked just like that. unfortunately after she died and my dad remarried, they got rid of them (took them and their contents straight to the dump!) because they didn’t want them any more. Now replacements are a poor stand in for sentimental old me, but I still love the look! Thanks for the inspiration!
I have an old steamer trunk (and I LOVE IT!!) that is rounded on top and am having the darndest time trying to figure out how to incorporate it when I can’t set anything on it!
Emily Clark says
I love the look where they set them under console tables or desks…. Maybe that would work?
Stand it on end with the rounded top to the front. That will give you a taller piece with a flat top.
Any suggestions as to where to find these gold metallic steamer trunks that everyone seems to have? I see you have one at your booth, unfortunately I live in Chicago :) and I see one in your pictures from The Everygirl source…my attempt to google search them comes up with nothing.
Emily, is your smaller brass trunk still available?
Emily Clark says
Yes, ma’am :)
Sherry Hart says
I gave my sister a bunch of old suitcases/trunks years ago….might have to steal them back now:)