I am in love with carpet/tapestry bags and I have quite the growing collection (maybe I am trying to channel my inner Mary Poppins)! It actually all started with this bag, which I loved, but couldn't afford, so I searched and searched for another and finally got one that I could afford. Though since then, I have been gifted with various vintage carpet bags and I must admit that I really love them all! So, that bag that I loved but couldn't afford, finally came my way through my parents who decided to gift it to me for Christmas! I was overjoyed when I pulled it out of the gift bag!
January 24, 2011
My dad said, "Your mom gets her nice fancy purses, and you say vintage is your definition of nice and fancy, so now you got your own!"
Thanks pops, this pretty bag is nice and fancy indeed!
Remember, I am a mom with three kids, so this is only one of the two bags I carry. The other is a diaper bag filled with even more junk! But in my bag, I always have a sketch book (from black apple) to do some doodling and idea writing, a camera of sorts, either a polaroid camera, fuji, in this case it was my Zumi. Inside is my liberty of london wallet from target, which goes everywhere my bag goes, as well as my little make-up bag.
I love having a little sketch book with me at all times, though sometimes it does get hijacked by one of my daughters and their sketches end up all over my sketches!
My make-up bag is from aim's shoppe and contain all my necessary things that I hate to leave home without. The most important one is vaseline, which is my lip balm. I have super, super sensitive skin and the only thing that doesn't give me a rash is vaseline, so I love this stuff a whole lot! I usually try to have lotion of sorts as I have the dryest and roughest hands around, and my mac lip glasses are the only things that can put color on my lips and not give me a rash.
Since having bangs, I carry a little comb to comb them straight when they get all wild, and whoever is with me always laughs when I whip out that little comb. I do admit I do look kinda funny when combing my bangs! The little blue circular thing is my measuring tape that comes in handy when I am in search for some vintage for Ben. It has helped me bring a couple good fitting shirts to him!
Those are the happy little things that I trek with me wherever I go. Must never leave home without them in my pretty vintage bag! Obviously, it isn't quite Mary Poppins-esque as my bag can only hold so much (there are no tricks coming out of this one), but I love my vintage bag oh so much!!! I will have to show you the rest of my carpet bag collection soon...
Other pretty vintage tapestry/carpet bags: needlepoint purse, black handled, 1960's jana, orange tapestry, needlepoint jana, turkish kilim, and velvet burgeon.
And if any of you ever see one like this, please let me know 'cause I am so, so in love with this one too! I would gladly make a dollhouse pillow for one just like that!
Head "over there" and see Rachel's adorably cute vintage travel bag! She has got all kinds of crafty goodness inside hers! I need to set myself up one of those for our road trips. Rachel always has some sort of inspiring idea going on! Thank you Rachel for always inspiring!!!
So tell me what kind of vintage bag are you currently coveting? Do you wanna channel your inner Mary Poppins too?
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