Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Whisky or Totebag?.... She hides her head in shame!

For me, it's totes and purses..... I fear! And I'm better than I used to be. I know everyone has an obsession when it comes to fashion. I've seen lovely closets with pair after pair of shoes, but I don't have that. I've seen linen closets with stacks of perfectly to die for sheets and pillow cases, but I usually just wash mine and put it back on the bed that same day. I know one friend who has about 70 shades of nail polish... I just have the two.... opal pale and mauvey tan... So drab! But I do have a secret, guilty pleasure. I love handbags, totes, and purses. When I was younger, I had more than forty. Once on a stupid whim, I took them all to the good will giveaway closet, so I don't have that many now. But I even have one suitcase full of guess what? Yep. Totes. One might think I'm a big traveler. Nope. Haven't been on a vacation in more than ten years.
I couldn't say that I'm actually much of a shopper any more, at least not out in public. I do most of my holiday and gift shopping right here in my nightie in my own bedroom on the computer. I do drag books back and forth to school (in style I might add.) I love the reaction when I take in Suzanne Somers huge huge huge fur tote.. My trappin' boys get all excited because they think I've brought in my latest "kill." That is, until they see the purple lining.... It's to die for!! (and such a bargain! Not.)
All these beauties are for sale on Ebay by one of my favorite sellers. She has an Ebay store called KiwiandEmory, and I have coveted her bags for about three years. I haven't bought one yet.... I just watch them sell and think, "I am going to get one of those this.... you fill in the blank with the next holiday...." But then I don't. Her work is so professional. I guess I dream I maybe will be able to make something like that some day. Doubtful. Anyway, I thought I'd show you how cute!
This one is currently going for about 45 dollars. Evidently someone else is in love with this vintage Halloween fabric as much as I am. Isn't it dear?
P.S. This fabric is by Alexander Henry, and some of it is available on Ebay or online. It's pricey. Sometimes it's called Vintage, and other times it's called Trick or Treat. It comes white, teal, and black background. I bought a little of the white.)


Julie said...

Oh - I LOVE that vintage Halloween bag!!!! Ahame on you for showing it to me..ha ha. Your blog is charming!

Cheryl said...

ACK! THAT FABRIC!!! I must have some. What a cute, cute tote that is! Thanks for popping in on my blog today...great, great quotes. :) I LOVE your blog and will visit often. Hugs to you...Cheryl

Peggy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am enjoying reading all your posts! The auction photos looked like I would have left broke had I been there... I always get a hotdog too!

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

That Halloween fabric is so adorable!

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh! All those bags are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the seller. xoxo