My Friday Favorites this week are three purses.
The first purse is a little silver bag my friend Barbara gave me as a gift. It’s not a vintage bag, but it’s so vintage looking and Barbara said when she saw it she had to buy it for me because it’s so me. I love the turquoise detail on the back of the bag. It certainly doesn’t hold much, so of course I don’t use it for everyday outings, I’ve only used it for a few weddings and other special occasions, but it’s such a pretty little thing that I just can’t store it away in a closet somewhere when not in use, so I leave it out on display hanging on a dresser in my dining room, and it holds little odds and ends for me.
This next purse is one that I bid for on ebay. I actually wasn’t looking for a purse at all, but I came across this while searching for something else, and I have a strange attraction to owls, so when I saw this unique looking bag with owls on it I took a chance and bid on it. I felt a little bad because I was bidding against others who had been in a bidding war for days and I came in at the last second with the winning bid. I guess it was meant to be.
It’s really a cute little bag, it reminds me of a purse or train case from the forties or fifties, it’s boxy with a small handle. I’ve only used it once or twice as a purse, but I display it in my home and I use it to store scented tea lights.
This last purse I absolutely love. This purse was my Mom’s. I remember she used it when she got dressed up and was going out someplace special. I always loved this mesh bag with the gold drawstring closure, and the way the little leaf charms on it would jingle. When I got older I used to borrow it from my Mom to use whenever I had a special occasion and needed a black bag, it’s great because it’s so deceiving too, it really is roomy inside and it holds a LOT of stuff! One time after borrowing it I was returning it to my Mom and she told me just to keep it as she didn’t use it anymore anyway. I was happy to have that treasure then and I’m happy to have it now. Not only is it something I’ve always loved since childhood, it is a reminder to me of my Mom, and I still reach for it every time I need a dressy black bag.
Saturday ~ Ray and his brother Donald are going to open the pool (we are so LATE doing that this year!), and they are going to replace the motor for the awning on the back deck.
I’m going to enlist the help of my daughter Ellie to switch out the rug in the back room for a new one, and also to switch the rug in the living room for a new one. (That is going to entail moving a lot of heavy furniture around and I know she’s not going to be very happy about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if I suggest she help me and she answers very happily and eagerly, “Sure, Mom!” Wish me luck!)
I’m also going to try and coax her into helping me outside to move the furniture on the front porch out of the way so I can put down an outdoor rug there.
Somewhere in between all this I want to bake a cake for my brother-in-law Donald and then later in the afternoon/evening we’ll barbecue and have a belated Birthday celebration for Donald.
Sunday ~ I want to shop for paint for the living room, dining room, and hall.
If the weather is nice I’d also like to make a trip to the cemetery and then maybe take a ride to the beach. If we have time I’d like for Ray & me to put together the little cabana he made to provide shade over the loveseat on the back deck (I wish I had pictures of the creation of that cabana project [pvc pipes, planters filled with cement, rattan blinds, hot glue gun, lots of tools, lots of trial and error]! I think Ray was sorry I came up with that idea, but once he saw the fruits of his labor I think he was happy. I know I was!).
Have a great weekend everyone!
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