Wednesday, March 4, 2009

bag o' wonder, basket of dreams

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The best seven dollars I ever spent. A soft vintage metal bag from Value Village. In the winter, freakishly cool to the touch. If it's in my lap for a while, it grows deliciously warm.

Good For: starting conversations with strangers ("wow is that chain mail?), amazing and alarming friends (who pet and poke and mush it in their hands), being the temporary home for wallet, keys and mobile whilst slung across body against hips or dangling off one shoulder, being reminiscent of the eighties, the middle ages, and nothing in between, holding apples.

What can't this bag do. Perhaps one day it will stop a bullet for me.

8 comments:

Wrzosowa said...

i love this bag!

donna said...

Definitely a good VV find.

I can't ever seem to find anything good when I visit, and I think it's got something to do with location. Kind of like Winners....

bee said...

It definitely has to do with location. Move home to the suburbs to live with your parents! That worked well for me in the thrift-hunting realm of my life, not so much for general independance/pride.

Lesley said...

That is a great bag, especially for seven dollars!!!

donna said...

oh dude, I do live with my parents! Yes, in the suburbs... well, Etobicoke. It is definitely a test of my character. I think I might be losing lol...

Shini said...

I love mesh like this too, I had a hugr craving a few months ago and found one in etsy...I think we all go through that phase hehe. the whie is beautiful though.

ohphilippa said...

i love your blog and i love glo-mesh purses!

dirtydirtylaundry said...

Mmmm, yeah I know what you mean, I had a wallet made of the same metal material in gold. It felt so ethereal whn I let it hang on the back of my hands... I wonder what happened to it?