Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thursday Theme - my handbags

OK, I admit it. I'm a Bag Lady.
I love handbags and shoes (and don't worry, there IS a shoe theme coming).

I have evening bags, and shopping bags, and out-with-the-kids bags, and little tiny bags for when I go out with Fabio (cos he has the money and the car keys!)

Here are some of my favourites.

Fabio bought me this vintage antelope skin bag.

This cute little wooden bag holds barely anything. 

I bought this in an op-shop and found a bank calendar from the 50s inside. Sadly, one of it's straps has broken and I doubt it can be repaired.

My 'Prada' satchel, this one gets a LOT of use. It's as old as the hills now and gets taken everywhere.
I picked it up in an op-shop for a few dollars and there is some debate in certain circles as to whether it's genuine or not. 
This is as close as I'm ever going to get so leave me with my dreams. Thankyou.

 This one is my current shopping bag. It holds a lot but it isn't too strong so it stays at home if it's likely to be filled with kid/husband junk.

Currently, it holds various bits of paper, a library card, 3 lipsticks (which are all essentially the same shade), a spare hair lacky, a cute purple shruggy thing I picked up the other day, a Promise coin, that wretched phone that I hate, and the Trifecta -- keys, sunglasses and wallet. 
There was  some sand in the bottom too but that happens when you live by the beach. Sand gets in everything. And I mean, everything.

So -- if you'd like to join in, post your bags or lack of, (pics or story), on your blog, and link back here from Thursday morning on. The link will be open till Sunday midnight (WA time)
And don't forget to leave some love on at least one other post.


  1. Love this. Will link up tomorrow.

  2. Toni, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to join your theme this week - as a contributor, anyway! I've been laid low with a virus (get out the violins) and am only just keeping up with my scheduled posts!

    Hope to drop back later and check out all the other contributions!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that you're not well, Red! get better soon -- there are some awful viruses going round at the moment.

  4. Oh, I love the wooden one - even if it isn't practical! You obviously have a knack for picking up stylish handbags from op shops. Why can't I ever find gems like these?!
    Not sure that my handbags are quite as inspiring. But I'm enjoying looking over yours!! :)

  5. These bags are great! The first 3 are very cool - great finds.

  6. thanks everyone -- yeah I think it's just that I spend a LOT of time in op-shops, but having said that, the 'old' stuff is getting harder and harder to find.

  7. I love that little wooden one!
    It looks like the perfect storage for little things, like hair ornaments, or costume jewellery.


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