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bag 24 – claimed

Yesterday I mentioned a practice I’ve deployed in years past when I’ve looked at my bags and decided I didn’t want to get rid of any of them. I’ll go to the thrift store and get a few for the sole purpose of the giveaway. Some of you might think “hey, that’s cheating!” – to which I reply, “it’s my giveaway, I make the rules.” We’re both sorta right.

Sometimes, I’m traveling and need an extra bag because I didn’t take enough photos or didn’t bring enough bags – spring breaks in Connecticut at David’s parents’ house comes to mind. My mother-in-law loved to thrift, and we usually hit at least one thrift store while I was there. God rest her soul, those days are gone.

Now, I have no choice but to dig deep and keep going with my Lenten discipline. When things get tough, we’re called to do the same. It might not seem like a difficult thing for many people, but I’m not many people. I’m the only me there is. The next seventeen days of this giveaway, you can believe I’m sacrificing things I’ve grown to enjoy. And that’s ok. There’s much more at stake than my bags these days, so I can woman up and give of what I have.

This virus reminds us that things don’t mean as much as people. Last night, after getting the news that my COVID-19 test came back negative, I got the best sleep in over two weeks. But then again, my bags are art. They give me comfort. We all have those things that provide us with comfort, no matter how much we have or don’t have. More critical than bags are my three loved and surly children. And my husband, who may or may not put the soap back in the right spot. And all my dear family and friends. So on with the giveaway.

Here’s a cute pastel yellow (trust me) Fossil bag for someone who loves a place for everything. Large inner pouch, front flap pocket, back zipper pocket with credit card slots, and room for more stuff – this bag will keep you organized. The leather is thick and soft. The adjustable strap of cotton canvas and leather converts from shoulder bag to crossbody. $6.99 at St. Vincent de Paul. I was just about to put my stuff into it and use it, but whatever. I have another yellow bag that I bought myself for Christmas a few years ago by the SAK, so it’s all good.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag 24, your name, your address. Thanks and peace.

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 14 – claimed

Clearly, this is the year you will see just how much I like Fossil bags. Here’s one of my favorites from their Key-Per line. Coated cotton bottom with brown pleather (i think) accents, this bag is excellent for rainy days or any day that you want fashion + fun. Zipper pocket inside and outside. I found this at Goodwill several years ago and have really enjoyed it. I love coated cotton because it’s lightweight and durable. The blue in the flowers is that robin’s egg color perfect for Spring.

Good news for me – I kept one in the same style with different fabrics. I’ll miss this bag, but if you like it, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 14, our name, your address. Thanks!

 

bag 10 – claimed

I admit I tried to give patent leather Fossil bag in the past, then ended up keeping it. Cute as it may be, this time it’s going. Period.

You know I love Fossil bags; like actual fossils, they vary so much it’s sometimes hard to believe they’re all from the same company. This one has tortoise style accents at the straps, lots of interior organization, and it’s real patent leather.

If you like this bag, email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with the following info: bag 11, your name, your address. Thanks!

day 44

A newer to me Fossil that I got at Clothes Mentor last year. Coated cotton with leather trim, detachable adjustable strap, keys, and this supercool pattern. It’s got room for everything – even my laptop, if I use the strap. But it’s much cooler to carry it by the handles. And I gotta stay cool.

day 36

I got this colorblocked Fossil at the Mt. Washington St. Vincent de Paul a few years ago for $12.50 because it was half off. This is a bag that I use again and again and have a hard time switching from- so pray for me for tomorrow. More about it here. Zippers like butter.