bag 22 – claimed

My dad bought this bag for Kaia and honestly, she never liked it and gave it to me. Of course, my dad was well aware of my mom’s predilection for Aigner bags and shoes. I’m sure that’s what drew him to this bag at the upscale resale store he frequents.

Lovely vintage cotton saddle-style bag with two sections inside, a back pocket, adjustable buckle strap, and leather trim. I have a DNKY bag that’s very similar that I really like, so this one is up for grabs.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following: bag 22, your name, your address. Thanks!

And yes, that’s a Charlie Brown Christmas tree in the background and Bible Gateway on my computer with a Root for Jesus sticker. Mhmm!!

All bags will be delivered once I’m out of quarantine. I have extreme hygiene going on, but please take care when you receive packages and wipe them down or wait at least five hours before opening. PEACE

bag 21 – claimed

You’d think it would be easy to stay on track, but no, the days blur together, and I’ll realize at 1am that I forgot to post. I even took these photos Friday morning because I was so excited to find one more bag I’d intended to give away.

That epic trip to the thrift store with Jaiya yielded this bag by the SAK. This one is one of their hand-crocheted bags, and Jaiya thought it was stunning. I have to agree. Cream with brown trim with the cutest little pockets on the front that I have no idea what you’d put in them other than change. Zipper pocket on the back, and a beautiful cotton print lining. I thought for a minute about keeping it, but NO!

I talked about the SAK in another post; visit their website about the hand-crochet process. This one is a bit heavier than others I’ve found – take care that you don’t snag it, which many in the thrift stores are. This one isn’t and looks brand new.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 21, your name, your address. Thanks!

 

bag 20 – claimed

img_9465How appropriate – it’s the halfway point of Lent, and I’m out of bags selected for the giveaway. The girls each chose a bag from my collection, and I had to choose one to give away. ARGH. I won’t show the other two that they selected, but they made it tough for me to decide to give up this Vera Bradley bag.

Good old Vera – I like this print because it’s simpler than many, and if you know me, you know I love black and white things. Wow, what a statement for a biracial person. Anyway, there’s lots of room inside, and the adjustable strap takes it from shoulder bag to crossbody. I got this one when there were a LOT of VBs at the Woodlawn Goodwill last year.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 20, your name, your address. Peace!

bag 19 – claimed

Some folks like new stuff; some folks like vintage. So for you vintage lovers out there, here’s a handmade Etienne Aigner envelope purse that converts from a shoulder bag to a clutch. If you’re a longtime follower of this blog, you know my mom LOVED Aigner and had an extensive collection. This bag is not one of hers, but I saw it at the thrift store, and it reminded me of her. So, of course, I bought it.

We used to watch a show called Clean Sweep. In the show, one of the hosts named Philip something or other said you don’t have to keep an item to keep the memory if all it does is create clutter. He encourages folks to take a picture of the item and let it go. Doesn’t let it go sound much better than get rid of it? I think so. If none of you like it or any other bag I post, I’ll donate them to Dress for Success.

If you love handmade bags and would like this one, please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 19, your name, your address. Thanks!

 

bag 18

IMG_1258No excuses; forgot and fell asleep yesterday, so here is yesterday’s bag.

This bag is the first bag I spent $99.00 plus tax at TJ Maxx. I believe the year was 2007, but I could be wrong. No, I think I’m right – I bought it as a gift for being promoted to being the manager and creator of the library’s homework center.

I’d been looking for a white bag for a while, and thrift stores are not always the best place for white bags because they get dirty so easily. When I saw this Hype bag at TJ, I loved everything about it – the design, hardware, multiple pockets, and drawstring pouches, the fun interior print. It’s one of my favorites that is now too heavy. It needs a good cleaning; nothing some white leather cleaner/polish can’t fix.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 18, your name, your address. Thanks!

bag 17 – claimed

Two years ago, one of my favorite conferences took place in Hendersonville, NC, at a retreat center called Kanuga. I’d driven down, which meant I had a car to go to the store. I’m not saying what store, let’s just say we were stocking up. Anyway – lo and behold, there was a tiny Goodwill in this strip mall! I went in and promptly found three purses I wanted to purchase, and left one behind trying to do better. This vintage Fossil is one of the ones I bought for under $4. It’s a very cool bag in that it has two straps – one for shoulder and another longer one for a crossbody. This cognac color goes with everything, unlike other shades of brown, which DON’T go with navy or black. I’m done talking about it, just take it.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 17, your name, your address. Thanks!

PS if you got a bag from me and you’re wondering where it is, I’m on COVID-19 quarantine as a result of 1. a trip to Spain last week and 2. I would have done it anyway. Thanks for your patience or impatience. You’ll get your bag eventually. Peace!

bag 16

Green is my favorite color, so I’m always on the lookout for green bags. On a recent trip to Goodwill, I found several awesome bags and had Jaiya help me narrow it down. This  $6 purse by Wilson’s Leather made the cut. You may know Wilson’s from the mall, a place I rarely go so I’m not sure if the stores are still there. I’m also not a fan of using small bags, but this one has so many cool details and – it’s green! It’s got a split strap handle, silver hardware, and three interior pockets. Very attractive for the season.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following details: bag 16, your name, your address. Thanks!

Since tomorrow is a feast day and there’s no post, I’ll remind you to review the blog for any posts that DON’T say claimed. That means they’re still up for grabs. If you see anything you like, follow the instructions in that post. PEACE