Tag Archives: cognac

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!

day 43

This Avorio hobo made in Italy was hanging at the Mt. Washington goodwill for $8. I almost injured myself snatching it from the rack. Those days are long gone, un/fortunately. Here’s more about it. Pebbled leather, neutral color, adjustble strap – and a black hole.

This year is a little more… at home. Yeah, that’s my foot and one of my New Balance lightweight runners. The goal here is to get a photo each day and sometimes that photo is more real than I’d like, but that’s ok – welcome to my life.

day 15

My Banana Republic tote carried organic apples and donut holes to youth group meeting today along with a laptop and all of my other stuff. We planned for our Heifer Fair next Sunday. I got this at the thrift store, I think. Need to read the blog to remember. Front pocket is great for phone and/or keys. It can be a bit of a black hole, so it’s better with a smaller purse inside.

day 35

This DKNY crossbody hangs on the back of my closet with my most beautiful bags. Some are beautiful and I use them a lot, some are so cool and I love to look at them but don’t use them as much. I don’t have many of these anymore, which feels good. ANYWAY this is classic safari camera bag meets modern styling with nickel hardware and cognac leather trim. It’s a keeper.

day 10 for real

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I found this bag at Goodwill a few years ago when cognac was the color to have. I could not believe the quality of the leather when i touched it. You know i love pebbled leather but this is smooth, rich, quality leather and craftspersonship. It was $8 or $12, something like that – and it was quickly purchased before someone figured out they should have charged more for a vintage Nordstrom leather bag/tote. Yes, it converts to a tote. This color goes with everything. I really enjoy this bag.

bag 10 – claimed

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Either I’m getting rid of ugly bags, or I was too harsh with the rules. Either way, there are lots of unclaimed bags up for grabs. If the blog post doesn’t say claimed, it’s still available.

OK for today’s bag, I’m giving away this beautiful suede mock-croc bag that somehow manages to have glitter in it too. And this glitter DOES NOT rub off. I got this at Goodwill last year; the color is a rich cognac. I must confess that I have to update the designer later; we had a flood in the basement and I haven’t been upstairs to check on that. I will update the blog when I can. Very roomy and the zipper slides like butter. If you’re interested email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 10.

Sundays are Feast days and not part of the 40 days of Lent. So on Sunday peruse the bags still available. I’ll be at church hanging out with my youth group.