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day 22

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Today’s bag is a Banana Republic tote that I got a few years ago for $8 at Goodwill. Love this tote! This picture is from last year on this same Sunday, taken in the youth room at my church where i work as the youth minister. Of course we met remotely on Zoom today. But usually we would be here, eating donut holes and honeycrisp apples, talking about the Way of Love, sitting in our Ikea chairs they chose. We have such a good time.

Anyway this tote is really great – two pockets on the outside, and one on the inside. Great for travel as it packs very well. It’s very sturdy and stylish. Can’t wait to get back out there and use it in the world. But then again, I can wait as long as I need to. Stay safe.

day 4

Nordstrom vintage handbag/tote from Goodwill. I asked David to get a bag from the back of the closet and I admit I didn’t say closet door so he went into a plastic bin and got this bag. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – his mom loved to go to Nordstrom, which was near her house. In fact their subdivision was built before the high-end mall. We would go there and she’s buy me something and then we’d have lunch. Rest In Peace, my dear mother-in-law and friend.

PS look at my sweet cat. Actually there are two cats in this pic.

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.

Day 19

IMG_0488Reminder – giveaway phase is over, this is an Easter celebration of bags. Ok. Since I’m on an adventure today, I thought I’d use this DNKY safari-style bag in khaki cotton with cognac leather trim. I love the long strap that makes it a perfect cross body for me. The cool hardware is balanced by the lightweight fabric, so it’s not too heavy. So many cool details like the leather pulls on the front exterior pouches. I got this bag at Plato’s Closet, a resale store for juniors. Check them out for great bags at a value. I get no money for that plug BTW.