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.
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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.
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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.
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Thursday, May 23, 2015 my first Tignanello from TJ Maxx
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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Sometimes the reason I give up the bag is the reason I never should have bought it: it’s too heavy. This red Fossil satchel style bag has all my favorite things.
- adjustable strap with canvas on one side and leather on the other
- top handle
- functional hardware
- seperate pockets and pouches for organization
- back pocket for phone
So even though it’s too heavy I bought it anyway. WHY? To at least rescue it from Goodwill. I could not leave it there. It’s been hanging from my purse rack and I look at it like… maybe someday. One day last year during the 50 days I carry a different bag during Easter, I tried to use this one and I didn’t make it out the door before I’d switched to something different. Gotta let it go.
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From April 2017: Let me tell you about this laptop bag/briefcase i found a few weeks ago at goodwill for $6. I like to grab all of the bags that look good, then sit down and inspect them, google brands, zip zippers, you get the idea. So i’m sitting in the chair section, looking at these other bags that i DID NOT buy, when i picked this one up. It looked brand new, and one of these kinds of leathers that you can’t be sure if it’s real or not. I found the name of the bag on the zipper – McKlein. I’d never heard of it. I googled it, and found McKleinUSA.com
with, you guessed it, bags for sale, and the leather is real, at least from the descriptions and prices of the bags on the site. A comparable bag to this one retails for between $112 and $180. This one has three separate sections – two outer zipper sections with an open area in the middle that snaps shut.
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Here’s a Fossil lavender mauve pink pebbled leather purse with a brown interior and silver hardware. It’s very cute and soft.
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