My man and I stopped at a thrift store last Friday while we were doing errands and I found this treasure. It was way in the back along with some other unromantic suitcases. It is old--well loved and well worn--and came with two other smaller bags in the same tapestry fabric. They all have working zippers and smell fine; apparently the Mrs. Evelyn who had them before used them a lot but took good care of them. Delightful. Caleb let me take them home with me! I was thrilled. They will look nice in my room, and I most definitely plan on using them as my suitcases until they absolutely fall apart. The worn leather and tapestry fabric in such lovely colors make me so happy.
The lady at the counter at the thrift shop looked amused by my obvious delight. I told her, "They're just like something Anne of Green Gables would use!" Heh... She didn't look the sort to understand. Oh, well! :)