Category Archives: 2019 Lent Bag Giveaway

bag 40

Let’s end with a bag I started with a few years ago in LA: a black Travelon shoulder bag. Yes the flashlight still works. Top photo is of the back pocket. The bottom photo is of the inside. Two small zipper pockets on the front give you a place for everything.

I remember this trip well. In April of 2013, the board and some staff went to several locations and talked to a pasionate laywoman named Nancy Frausto. It was my first time back in the area in many years. I visited some thrift stores one day and had a really great time. One of the stores sold items preiously used on TV shows. I got a few pieces of jewelry there.

If you would like bag 40 or any other unclaimed bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com before Tuesday, April 23.

Here ends the giveaway. Peace to you all!

bag 39

Michael Rome brown leather shoulder bag made of some soft leather awith some bunt orange mock croc thrown in for a cool accent. Brass hardware and two shoulder straps. Zip pocket on back and interior pockets. Rescued from the St. Vincent de Paul on Este.

Email me at 50favbags.com if you like bag 39. Also available: bags 38, 37, 36, 15, and 11.

bag 38

This Ogio backpack was at the St. Vincent de Paul on Este just hanging around waiting to be rescued. It’s a great backpack with padded straps and exterior cupholders. Those are backpack musts for me – and I need two cupholders. This is in pristine condition. If you’re in touch with yourself the ESPN W will only encourage you. Yes, Eric Carle’s Very Busy Spider hangs in my office.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 38.

bag 37

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Vera makes her final appearance this year with this backpack that was donated to me by a person who gifted a bag back to me that she got from the blog in the past. While I don’t typically take donations, I couldn’t pass up the chance to offer this bright backpack with adjustable straps and a zipper pocket outside and small pouch inside.

Email me at 50favbags.com if bag 37 calls you.

bag 36

Ok so the guys out there don’t feel neglected, here’s a computer briefcase by Incase. Room for your laptop, cords, headphones, and lots of other papers/magazines/small books and other items of that ilk. Large zip pocket in front and a little phone or key pouch on the back. A couple of little marks on the front won’t prevent you from carrying your stuff stylishly. Dawn or oxyclean will likely solve it.

Email me at 50favbags.com with bag 36.

bag 35 – claimed

Cole Haan small leather snakeskin bag with an adjustable strap that I rescued from goodwill.

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bag 33 – claimed

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Day two at Procter. Vera’s back with this blue floral crossbody with lots of organization in a very small bag. Front flap opens to an id and card area, the middle section has room for essentials, and the back pocket holds an iPhone6s, so not the giant phones – those would fit inside. Adjustable strap. I got this especially for this giveaway sometime last year, because lots of folks like this type of bag and it’s not something I would buy for myself. $6? Rescued.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 33.

bag 32 – claimed

Coming to you from Procter Center is this backpack from Ecuador that I got at Goodwill. The interior is nylon that’s wipeable. Quilted bottom with a button closure and a zipper pocket on the front.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 32.

bag 31 – claimed

The Sak makes another appearance in this crossbody pebbled leather bag with whipstitching. Small but rounded, so it holds a lot. There’s the central interior, and then the flap has a zipper which opens to a full pocket with patterned lining. Excellent for travel or other situations where you want to keep some items handy and some items close but safe. I’ve had this a while and used it lots, but I have other pebbled leather bags, and I have a gold one exactly like this one. Both from the thrift store although I saw them at TJ Maxx and almost bought one there but held out.

Today we’re coming to you from my office at Forward Movement. Yes that’s a Bishop Curry bobblehead staying protected from the elements along with other toys and manipulatives.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like bag 31.

bag 30 – claimed


There used to be a TJ Maxx on Colerain that I would go to during lunch sometimes when i was a librarian at the North Central Regional Library in Cincinnati. That TJ had some great bags. In those days, and for many years, the bag section was the first stop upon entering TJ Maxx. Now, I rarely visit that area.

Anyway, I bought this Tignanello structured hobo around 20 or so years ago, and it’s still in great shape. I used it a lot because it fits 9″x12″ folders and water bottles and all kinds of stuff. Vintage Tignanello is nothing like the #@!& you find now.

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