Tag Archives: red

bag 4 – claimed

Wow, the day got away from me again! Left home late this afternoon to go to the gym; ended up at the thrift store instead. It was my 6th workout day, so i thought the thrift store needed me more. Here’s a bag i got at the Woodlawn Goodwill that you will love if you like bright colors and staying organized. Giani Bernini shoulder bag with a big inside area, two outer zipper areas, and lots of little pouches and pockets front to back. Leather and pleather in all the right places, but mostly leather. It’s a pinkish-red color. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it with bag 4.




bag 3 – claimed

Trying to be earlier today. It’s a work in progess, my friends.

A couple of years ago, during the Flying Pig 10K, l learned that i have a lower back issue. I rounded the five-mile mark and thought, “What the *)#@ is happening? What’s this pain?” My ortho doctor said “Let me see that bag. Why are you carrying so much stuff?”

TIme to lighten up. I started carrying Vera Bradley bags because they’re cute and lightweight. The fact that they are going out of fashion means thrift stores are full of them. I’m too old to care about trends to the point that i won’t carry something i like. I got a few at Goodwill and purchased this one along with some others, but the pattern doesn’t go with my stuff. Please email me at 50favbags@gmail.com if you like it.

bag 1 – claimed


It’s Valentine’s Day on Ash Wednesday, so let’s start with a bag I purchased a few weeks ago at my favorite Goodwill. I was headed to a birthday party for a couple of my friends and knew the perfect gift would be a bag. I walked in with seven minutes to make my purchase before the store closed. I quickly grabbed four purses, including this cute red baby. It’s a no-name purse, but well made and very cute with moc croc and a puffy heart. Footed, adjustable strap, and lots of interior organization for such a small bag. Well, it’s small to me. Plenty of room for your purse basics. Those of you who know me know i need something to fit my water bottle. But this WILL fit a LaCroix. Modeled by my sweet angel babe Jaiya!! She’s almost 5’9″ for your reference.

The rules:

  1. follow the rules.
  2. email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with bag # if you’d like to claim it.
  3. i deliver or mail to you.
  4. please do not send me a message on facebook, text me, or corner me except to say “i emailed you at 50favbags@gmail.com.”
  5. how come i keep repeating the same thing? because, my loved friends, five years have taught me. repetition is important.
  6. any bags not claimed will go to a good cause, unless they end up in a box under my desk at work. then, they go back into next year’s rotation, or to a friend who needs a spur-of-the-moment bag to go to the opera.

This year should be truly sacrificial. I don’t buy nearly as much as i used to. I mean i have cut my purchasing by 90%. It’s serious. I still get the urge to shop, but i act like a kid in a toy store with parents who say “don’t expect me to buy anything.” i play with the purses, appreciate them, take random pics, then leave it somewhere i know it will be found, purchased, and loved.

Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com with BAG 1 if you like this red heart cutie.


Bag 24 – taken 

Fall being my favorite season meant i could not pass up a red patent leather dome bag with real leaves between the patent and the leather. I mean, come on! It’s sat happily, or maybe sadly, in my cedar closet until fall arrived each year, then i maybe carried it once. Made by Debra Lewis San Francisco, it could be yours when you email 50favbags@gmail.com.

Bag 10 – taken

You can’t beat a colorful bag to bring life to an outfit. If you love to wear black, like i do, you need some punch to bring you and your outfit to life. That’s why i can’t resist grabbing red bags when i’m thrifting. If not me, then you. This Italian bag was chilling at St. Vincent’s, so i saved it just for this occasion – a cold, sunny Saturday when i’m homebound because i overdid it the last few days. If you like soft, supple leather, saturated color, outside pockets and brass hardware, this is your bag. Email me at 50favbags@gmail.com and let me know you want Bag 10.

There are several other bags still up for grabs; if the title doesn’t say Taken it’s available.

Bag 6 – taken

If you’ve been on this blog in previous years, you know i LOVE the Sak purses. Pebbled leather, rich colors, quality – i have a hard time leaving them in the thrift store. Then there’s the color red. But, how many red purses can one person own? So i’m happy to offer this red hobo with a braided brown strap, outer pocket and a few pockets inside. Yours when you email me at 50favbags@gmail.com.

I went back to work today after being out of the office for seven weeks. I feel like i need a week to recover. Hope your day was great.

bag #15 – taken


Confession time… i’m uninspired with my bag giveaway. There doesn’t seem to be the same excitement as last year. Don’t ask me why i think a Lenten discipline should be exciting – but i’m just saying. A few days in a row with no one wanting the bags i was posting took the air out of my balloon. (What am i talking about? I don’t have a balloon. I should say what i really mean.) OK it made me sad. But – that’s part of life; and i’m pushing past those feelings because i have lots more great bags to give away, and those that don’t get claimed will go to good homes.

Here’s an original Harvey’s seatbelt bag. I gave away a black one last year, and kept this one but have not used it once since… i have no clue. So it’s yours for the asking at 50favbags@gmail.com; include bag #15 in your email, and include your address. Peace!