The Vintage Tooled Leather Bag that Saved Christmas....

Saturday morning we were all in the car doing our last minute bits and pieces for Christmas. Which is code for bottle shop trip for obligatory gifts for in-laws and other supplies. As we were driving we past an op shop I'm familiar with, and I need the usual rubber necking as we drove past to see what I could see out front.

GASP at the end of a clothing rack I could see they had what appeared to be several tooled leather bags hanging. I said to the Ben that's crazy I wouldn't have them outside the doors of the shop they're rather coveted these days. We continued on to the bottle shop, bought snags in bread from the Rotary Club Christmas Sausage Sizzle on the way out, drove back down the street and then Ben pulled into a car park down the road from the op shop, I left everyone in the car eating their sausages in bread and walked down the road. I had five different bags to consider, all reduced down to $20 and this beauty had the nicest design.


I promptly paid the lady at the counter and walked back to the car and happily said well that's a very Merry Christmas for this mumma.

Funny thing though is I must have channeled some special energy this week because earlier in the week I also nabbed this, fine tooled leather belt for fifty cents.


What a way to end the year with such pretties don't you think?

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My Vintage Childhood: The Vintage Tooled Leather Bag that Saved Christmas....

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Vintage Tooled Leather Bag that Saved Christmas....

Saturday morning we were all in the car doing our last minute bits and pieces for Christmas. Which is code for bottle shop trip for obligatory gifts for in-laws and other supplies. As we were driving we past an op shop I'm familiar with, and I need the usual rubber necking as we drove past to see what I could see out front.

GASP at the end of a clothing rack I could see they had what appeared to be several tooled leather bags hanging. I said to the Ben that's crazy I wouldn't have them outside the doors of the shop they're rather coveted these days. We continued on to the bottle shop, bought snags in bread from the Rotary Club Christmas Sausage Sizzle on the way out, drove back down the street and then Ben pulled into a car park down the road from the op shop, I left everyone in the car eating their sausages in bread and walked down the road. I had five different bags to consider, all reduced down to $20 and this beauty had the nicest design.


I promptly paid the lady at the counter and walked back to the car and happily said well that's a very Merry Christmas for this mumma.

Funny thing though is I must have channeled some special energy this week because earlier in the week I also nabbed this, fine tooled leather belt for fifty cents.


What a way to end the year with such pretties don't you think?

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5 Comments:

At December 24, 2012 at 1:27 AM , Blogger Vix said...

I do believe we're almost bag twins! http://vintagevixon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/charity-shop-finds-parcel-of-joy.html
Happy Xmas! xxx

 
At December 24, 2012 at 3:50 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

How in sync are we to both buy tooled leather bags at the same time! Hehe it really is just as well we don't live in the same suburb or we'd be fighting for the op shop gold. That bag is so cool....I love the colour & the tooled design. Merry Christmas to you & your sweet family. It's been such a treat getting to know you this year. Xx

 
At December 27, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Beautiful work! =)

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At December 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

Oh my gosh Trudie, how absolutely excellent!!! You and Leisa are like detectives when it comes to these things! I had to head over to Etsy to order mine...the only time I've ever seen them is in vintage stores and they are $$$. Well a very merry chrissy to you, and what a stylish way to see in the new year hehe. Lots of love and cheers for the new year and thank you for being such a wonderful supporter of my little blog too. I am so very honoured to have featured on your site and to have become bloggy friends! xxxoxoxo

 
At December 28, 2012 at 1:29 AM , Blogger Van said...

That purse is amazing! Definitely can see why it's a favorite score!

 

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