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day 50 – Pentecost

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Here we are at the end of the 50 days of Easter celebrating Pentecost with a red Liz Claiborne hobo. Liz made this bag with some of the softest leather I’ve ever felt. I took these photos in 2015, which is likely when I got this bag, as it’s the earliest post I can find, but a couple of years later, I remembered that I got it for $8. A fitting choice to welcome the hot fire of the Holy Spirit.

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Just look at the detail on this stitching and check out the logo – it’s thick brushed nickel with a cutout design for the LC. Below you can see the detail in the ring and studs that hold the bag and strap together. And don’t get me started about the zipper—butter with a pull very similar to the logo plate in heft and feel.

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COVID-19 gave me a year where I completed all posts and most of them on the day or the day after. I’d rather miss a few days being busier and have no one get this illness. Since my only control with COVID-19 is to stay home and away from people, I need to find wins amid a lot of loss. I wish COVID-19 was the only issue that made me sad and angry, but there are lots to be sad and angry about these days. I will continue to pray for my enemies, seek joy in small things, and love my loved ones even more.

I have a feeling I’ll be back to the blog before next Lent. Making no promises, but my feelings usually hit the mark. Especially lately. Peace all and thank you for joining me on this journey I call life through my love of hauling stuff around in what I consider to be beautiful vessels.

bag 29 – claimed

 

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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.

  1. adjustable strap with canvas on one side and leather on the other
  2. top handle
  3. functional hardware
  4. seperate pockets and pouches for organization
  5. back pocket for phone
  6. red

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.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you’re interested in bag 29.

 

day 37

Fossil saddlebag crossbody leather and canvas with brushed nickel hardware. I know that wasn’t a sentence; I’m too tired to be creative. I’ve always been fascinated with the mail pouch look. If it were bigger I’d use it more. Water bottle is too big.

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.