Hello handbag. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen you. Last summer to be exact. You’re so stylishly frugal and in season now, you get to come out of the closet where you’ve been hiding during fall and winter. I wish you could stay out year round but alas, you are a spring and summer accessory only. You’re an estate sale find that I nearly overlooked. I’m sorry about that. It’s just that you were covered in dust and dirt and looking so desperate. Your hard plastic lining was torn and ugly. But look at you now.
You started out as an estate sale reject and now you’re a coveted item.
Women eye you and tell me they have “handbag envy” when they spy you.
I have to keep a tight grasp on you.
You’re not the most practical of purses but you are lovely.
Yes, I had to rip out your insides and replace them with this adorable bikini fabric.
And, I had to add the little strap to latch my keys onto you.
The pocket put you over-the-top but what can I say? I was only following the original lining you came with.
Hello handbag. You were worth the $2 I spent on you at the estate sale. Let’s go out together today.
Do you have a favorite second-hand item? What is it?
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Estate sale finds: vintage wrapping paper
A winter cape: sewn from2 second-hand prom dresses
Pretty wine charms: made from estate sale treasures
How to take apart a skirt – similar to taking apart the lining for this handbag
Repurposed bags: cover an unattractive logo with a pocket
Free stuff: tips for accumulating found treasures