Category Archives: 2021 Lent bag giveaway

bag 16

Jaiya chose this from the pile so since i missed yesterday here’s me getting caught up. I can’t remember where I got this bag. I want to say Pier 1. But I can’t be sure. Anyway it’s a cute crossbody from the 1990s. If the boho or eclectic look is your thing, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 16, your name, your address.

I got my first vaccine shot yesterday and my arm got more sore as the day went on. Typing this now gives a little well-worth it twinge. Peace.

bag 15

Ok, here’s a cautionary tale about buying stuff from Poshmark. You are really taking a leap of faith, and while you do have some protections as a buyer and as a seller, folks can get one over on you if you don’t pay attention. AND, if an item is very inexpensive, trust that there is likely something the seller isn’t showing you in the pictures. Buyer beware as they say.

Linea Pelle is a brand of bags with incredibly soft leather. They also have perforated styles, which I love. It’s got some typical wear from usage, like bottom corner wear. There’s a mark on the bottom that no one will see unless you hold it up to someone. I love yellow and it looks great with this taupe/cream color. Very roomy and would hold a 13″ laptop.

If you’re interested in bag 15, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, your address, and bag 15. Peace. This is yesterday’s bag so one more today to get caught up. Sunday is a feast day so back on Monday with bag 17.

bag 14

You already know I love vintage bags, and here’s one Kaia pulled from the pile for today. I have no idea of the brand, but do know its patent leather as in real leather vs pleather. I don’t know how old it is, but it’s at least 60s or 70s because that’s when i was a little kid and my grandmother’s purses looked like this on the inside. The interior fabric is stiff with some backing, one zipper pocket and one slit pocket. What sold me was the frame with clasp closure. I love frame bags. Brown really isn’t my color, though, so off it goes.

If you dig vintage and like bag 14, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 14, your name, and your address. And now i’m all caught up.

bag 13 – taken

Avorio bag made in Italy. I’ve really enjoyed it but it’s too much of a black hole for me. Read about it here. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with your name, address, and bag 13 if you wish.

I usually have a lot more to say but these last few days have been challenging. Depression doesn’t care about my blog or anything else. It does what it wants. Peace.

bag 12

Vintage Fossil satchel with plenty of space inside. This is one of my dear friend Joy’s bags that introduced me to the Fossil brand. Complete with contrast stitching and the classic key. If you’re interested in this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 12, your name, and your address. Peace.

bag 11

Holding on to memories through things is tricky. My mom died 20 years ago this August, and my dear friend Joy died three years ago. Or was it four? Either way – I got this purse from Joy after she died. She got it from my mom’s collection after Mom died. I have a few of Joy’s bags, and a few of Mom’s bags. This is not one I love enough to keep. My mom left LOTS of stuff behind.

Vintage Nine West purple crossbody camera bag style holds more than you’d think thanks to its boxy shape. Large zippered compartments split 1/3 with a separate zipper from the larger 2/3 compartment. slip pocket on front with snap closure, adjustable strap.

If you want to bring the 80s back to your wardrobe or if purple is your fav, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 11, your name, and your address.

bag 10

Reading old posts about why I’m keeping a bag always makes me feel a type of a way when I’m getting rid of it. I’m talking myself out of letting it go with my own words from the past. That’s why this year’s posts are so much shorter. These really are the bags I said I’d never get rid of.

Here’s a Perlina i got years ago at the thrift store. Read more about it here in this post from 2013, the first year i started the blog. It’s a great bag and I’ve enjoyed using it. It’s got feet, one big section in the middle and two zippered sections on either side.

If you like bag 10, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 10, your name, and your address.

One more thing. This is not a scam. This is my Lenten practice. I reserve the right to block you in my email if you harass me about getting a bag. Naturally, this comment is based on folks saying they think I’m a scam and harassing me in my email.

Peace.

bag 9 – taken

It happens sometimes that I fall asleep before I post the day’s bag. Here is bag 9 – UGG from Goodwill. Here’s the original post where I tell the story of getting this bag eight years ago. If I didn’t have this post I’d forget everything except the location.

It’s still in pretty good shape, but you might need some fabric glue in a place on the strap. If you like bag 9, hmu at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 9, your name, your address. Peace!

bag 8 – taken

Vintage is a relative term. In the library world, historical means at least 25 years ago. Today’s bag is certainly historical and definitely vintage. It’s a no-name bag ok someone who knows told me it’s likely Brooks Brothers, based on the pattern. I thought the pattern was elephants, but she says it’s a sheep suspended by a ribbon. Ok, is see that now. I got it at Goodwill for $6 years ago and it’s a collectible piece of art vs. a bag I would carry. It reminds me of the structured bags my mom and grandmothers had back in their day.

Fabric and pleather with feet, an adjustable strap converts a shoulder bag to a handbag. Gold hardware includes a gold ball zipper pull. The zipper moves smoothly which surprised me for a bag of this age. Best of all is the coin purse attached to a chain that has it’s own pocket in the bag,

If vintage is your thing and you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 8, your name, and your address. First come first served. Peace!

bag 7 – taken

Already at the place where I’m giving away bags I’d buy today if i saw them in the store. Here’s one of my favorite Fossil bags. Coated cotton in a very cute print. I love the birds and the flowers. Somebody get it before I decide to keep it. Why am I like this!

If you like bag 7, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 7, your name, your address. If you’re not in Cincinnati i appreciate help with shipping. Peace!