Sunday, 22 March 2009

The Jumble Sale Find

As I have said before, I have over 30 bags. Needless to say, I love bags. Whilst I have some that are mass produced High Street finds, some of the ones I really love are a bit more individual. One of my favourite summer handbags I found at a jumble sale a few years ago and it cost me just 10 pence!

As you can see from the photos the bag is made from butter soft tooled leather and threaded through with strips of dyed leather. As the leather is so soft, it is a joy to hold in your hands. The design is very simple with the body folding over at the top to hold the contents secure. The back of the bag has a deep slip pocket which is useful for stowing away non valuables like a packet of tissues.

Whilst the bag is fairly modern, it has some age and wear to it which just add to its character. It was no doubt a holiday purchase by someone, possibly from Greece, Turkey or even Morocco. When I purchased it one of the handles had come away from the body of the bag but was easily fixed. Otherwise it was in good, useable order. I have certainly used it plenty of times and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

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1 comment:

  1. I had at least one bag in this style back in the day! :)