Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's In The Bag

I'm an avid thrift store shopper.
I use to just look for fun vintage items or furniture that needed a face lift.
But lately, I've scored some pretty great deals for my family.
In fact last Sunday, the girls each had something on from the thrift store.
Love it!

A few weeks ago I came across this nifty purse that still had the Target tags on it.
Five buckaroos!

I usually use this cute little purse that I love!

I bought it from this gal at a craft show .

But sometimes I need a big momma bag
to hold ANYTHING I might need.
You know, wipes gummies, sippy cup, kleenex, 
Polly Pockets, granola bars, coloring books, 
Swiss army knife, the kitchen sink . . .
For days we're going to be in town ALL DAY.
I thought this big boy would be perfect.
But he looked a little too . . . hmmmm . . . boring.
So I pulled out my stash of vintage lace
and blooms of course!
I decided to just clip the bloom on so I can switch out the colors.

I really do love having the home made touch.
So I have to show you my adorable check book cover

My friend Mica and I did a swap.
I sent her a bloom and she sent me the check book cover.  
Isn't it cute??
You can check out her Etsy shop here.
She is an amazing artist and has the CUTEST vintage goodies all over her house!

I love having and wearing home made goodies.
They're unique and ya feel good buying them.

Hope you get a chance to be creative today!


  1. Ok...I am going to make a list:
    1.) Love thrift store shopping.
    2.) LOVE the lace and bloom you added to the bag, so cute!
    3.) Both of your friends have cute shops...so will we! LOL ;)
    4.) I need a checkbook cover that says "Spend wisely" stat!
    Have a great day!

  2. i'm going to make a list too:
    1. i am getting a post ready to share all the great thrift finds i've found lately at goodwill.
    2. i love your bag
    3. i love how you personalized it...much better!
    4. i love your blooms. they truly are amazing! so full and fluffy and your fabric choices are just perfect.
    5. your little checkbook cover is perfect!

    talk to you later!

  3. CUUUUUTE! That bag. LOVE IT! I love how you added your own touch! It looks so great. I vote that you open a shop and sell those little babies :)

  4. eeek! we should all get together for a weekend of thrifting!
    i just spent the day junking with the kiddos{after the hermit phase} and finding some great things that i was gonna share on my blog, too! yay!
    love it!
    and i love your personalized purse.
    i think the mustard yellow is my fave, but they are all fantastic!

  5. Waiting to see your "Spring Line", oh Blissful Bloom lady! :-)

  6. LOVE thrift shopping!!! I can lost in those racks...and it's crazy how often the things I get the most compliments on are the things I got for pennies at the thrift store :)
    Love your added touches to the bag...too cute! Laurel

  7. oh my gracious, if that isn't the cutest touch to a bag, i'm not sure what is!!! your blooms are certainly blissful. still waiting for your etsy. ; ) and that checkbook cover? oh me, oh my! adorable!

  8. Love how you added your special touch to your new tote! Your so clever Amy.

    Actually I'm heading to "Real Deals" and the antique/thrift stores today in Great Falls. New territory for me!