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October 27, 2008

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Diane

I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend with your daughter, AND you have a beautiful new/old pocketbook to remember it by.

Lilbet

I carry vintage and handmaid purses all the time. It's so much fun.

I had one that struck up an hours conversations with my hair stylist. We decided we needed to cook up the story of the original owner. It was a hoot.

They don't make them now like they used to!!

Thrift stores are great for bargain finds, especially on hand bags. I got a Kate Spade (real or copy, I don't care!) for $2!!

Gari-Ann in TX

Very cute purse! I have a couple of vintage ones myself. They are so fun!

Carol

Sounds like a fun,fun time Kim!
I think that purse is tre'chic and completely sooo you :)
Love your posts lately,I am taken by that orange table. So perfect for Fall.
Have a perfect week~Carol

Tara

I love it, love it, love it! I am a huge supporter of anything red, red shoes, red purse, red hair bow...simple the better! I am jealous now! hehe! Thanks for sharing!

~ Tara ~

Sue

Love your new purse! I LOVE red pocketbooks. For some reason if there is one in any store, I stop and look. I never realized how many I have until I stood back one day and looked at them all. I also love red shoes!

Debbie

Kim, I just saw your article in Romantic Country magazine. Yipeee, it was wonderful. Hey great purse, I love colored purses, and shoes, and jewelry to match. And who doesn't love red? Wow. I'm glad you had a great weekend with your daughter, I did too. Love it!
Debbie

Pamela

You are so right about red purses. They go with everything.

SusanG

Cute!! I'm all in black today, including my purse, except my shoes which are high-heeled RED patent leather pumps. :) They make me happy!

Susan

Lavender Dreamer

I love RED! The purse is a great find! WOW! I love it!

Dolly

Oh Kim what a wonderful find!
I would definitely carry that red purse!
I think it needs a yellow daisy tyed to the handle!

Hugz, Dolly

Meagan

Love this! You have the best taste! I am so excited to find someone with a passion for thrift, especially Goodwill!
Have a great week!

Jenny

I am still looking for a red purse!! I have a great vintage black one, but still on the search for one like yours!!! Love it!

Sheila

Kim,

So glad you had a fun weekend with your family and found such a cute purse. I love the shape and the color!

I'm in black till I shed a few pounds, but I might make an exception this week and wear a new (almost red... more like rust) jacket and slacks outfit I found. You've inspired me. Again. :-)

Happy Day,

Sheila

Kathy  :)

Glad you had a nice time with Shannon, and happy you love your new RED purse. Does it have a brand name ??

Have a great week,
Kathy :)

Brenda Kula

I'm one of those few women who carry pretty much the same handbag all the time. Too impatient to change things over. Cute bag though.
Brenda

Hannah Shaw

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love the pocket book. I love it! You are right, thrifting isn't for everyone, but it sure is for me! Have a wonderful monday!

Sharon K

Red is my favorite color and I love your vintage purse. My daughter just went to parents day at Ohio State where my grnad daughter is a senior . Our children and grandchildren are growing up to fast. Have a wonderful week and take time to enjoy the autumn days.

Tina in Duluth

That was a good game! It looked like a beautiful day in our old hometown!!

Cute bag, and would you mind divulging the name of your favorite shop? I always get lost for awhile when we are down visiting the in-laws, if you know what I mean! lol

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

I have always wanted a red pocketbook and you have given me incentive to be on the lookout for one! I love the style of the one you found.

Glad you had fun this weekend!
xo
Penny

Rose

Oh, yes, indeed, that IS a Kim purse/pocketbook! Very cute and what a happy color. I'm a one-purse gal. Strictly utilitarian; the smaller, the better. But I know you enjoy fun, happy things like this and it makes me happy that you had such a great find, in addition to the joy you had being with Shannon and her roomies. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Fran

Red boots, red pocket book...smiles... your not in Kansas anymore! I just love it and the fact that's it's vintage and that you and your daughter went "thrifting". It's so much more fun to share. Glad you had a wonderful weekend with your daughter.
And YEA your team won!

~~Fran...:c)

Kim

I bought a red patented leather purse at Marshall's this weekend! I love it! It just brightens my day! Love yours, very cute!

Dena

Hi Kim,

So glad you enjoyed your weekend with your daughter :) I think your red purse is a priceless find indeed.

Hugs,
Dena

Jean Eakin

Red is always wonderful especially in a great old purse. Have fun with it.
Jean in Virginia

Sue

Red always makes a person happy! You just can't NOT smile when you wear or carry red!
That purse was just waiting for you to come and get it. : )

Love,
sue

sharon

I've got some red purses and I love them!!! You got a great one there.

Cheryl Bryant

Everyone should have a red bag, and everyone should make those Smore Browies, They are TO DIE FOR!!!!!
Thanks for the recipe, Cheryl

cherylsfascinatingfinds

Hope you come visit me at my blog, I am adding you to my favs, Cheryl

Shelia

Kim, you've been Boo-ed! Come to my site and see what you get!
Happy Halloween,
Shelia ;)

meredith

ohhh, I think it could be perfect for a lot of women?! What is not to love about about that fab red purse!

cherry

Very cool and hip Kim! Of course I love the color. cherry

Jules from The Roost

A Must in every girls wardrobe! Come see what I am giving away to put inside ;)

mishel

I just started reading your blog and had to comment on this post when I saw the pics of two of my favorite things--RED purses (or red anything!)and BAMA football! Roll Tide Roll!

Blessings! : )

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Love it, Kim!! It will be perfect with your red boots. Glad you had some fun time with Shannon!

((hugs))
Becky

Elizabeth

You are such a delight and the purse is perfect!! Glad you guys had a great weekend.

Kathy

Great purse in a great color! I love it. Vintage accessories are so special. You can rest assured you wont see the same bag on everyone elses arm in town! We just had parents weekend a couple weeks ago and now I miss her again already....whoam I kidding? I missed her on the way home!

cynthia

I adore it Kim!! Red is my fav accent color! its perfect !!! and wow, the crowd even agrees ;) lol

Sheri Ingrande

You look terrific!! I love vintage purses....so much character.

Rachael

Fantastic purse! I love it...you really got quite a find there.

Rachael
Northen Virginia

Irene@The Happy Turtle

Dear Kim,
I always find great pleasure in visiting your blog. You make me feel so sunny!
Today you've brought tears to my eyes. Posting about your find and urging us to get a RED pocketbook, you've made me think of my mum's red pocketbook that she had been carrying for ages. Or rather it was different ones along the years but always of the same style.
I remember that when I left to go to College in London, I bought myself a red purse because it made me feel she was close to me.
So, thank you dear Kim for the beautiful memories you've offered me today.

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