Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hi.  How are you?  We are doing pretty well. 
We haven't been doing the garage sales lately..so this Saturday we decided to get out there and see what they had to offer. 

These photo's are not ...um...staged well at all which I guess is pretty evident.  Hand lotion, printer, my little desk cases that I keep "junk" in that I'm just not ready to get rid of..but I know you don't mind.

After we had a delicious breakfast of belgium waffles at Jammin' Bread bakery, we began to work our way home..and then I got lucky... 
I found this beautiful leather Junior Blake handbag, approximately 16 inches from top to bottom, 15 inches side to side and about 3 inches deep..perhaps four.  It is a beautiful gray with blue trim.  Gathered pocket on one side and....

 A leather pull with a lock on the other.
Lots of detail..braid stitching and pleats...

 A print gray and very light gray lining..
The leather is butter soft.  Lots of inside slip pockets and zipped pockets.
...and not a single smudge or mark.  Gorgeous!

This bag is a Liz Claiborne bag with double zip pockets on one side..

 Can you see the stitched inset on the side?  Beautiful workmanship..

 You cannot believe how soft the leather is.

 The interior of this handbag was perfection also!  Not a mark..lots of slip pockets and a zippered pocket.  Large enough to carry a lap top computer I think.  Gorgeous..

This bag is by Kenneth Cole of NY.  Also in perfect condition.  The woman said she only used this one once.  I believe her.  The hardware on all the bags is perfect...and high quality.

Pouchy and soooo soft.  The color is a pretty dark brown.  It looks gray in the photo but it isn't.

Lots of pockets and a light lining of soft cream. 

What is wonderful about these bags was the price.  I bought all three for $19.00, total for all three!!   All were so lightly used..exactly what I look for!
All of these bags are so comfortable to carry..

Of course they have all found homes with Granddaughters and a daughter!  Two Grands are going to college..and my daughter..well...she just fell in love with the Luggage tan bag..so..you know. :)

Gotta love those garage sales.

With love,

Note*   Our family is hanging in there...thank you so much for the encouragement.  This is not a good time but it will be alright!  It has to be!  Some of the most wonderful bloggers in the world are praying for us...how can we NOT come through this?  :) 


  1. Wow, great finds for 19 dollars. I need to find garage sales like that!

    I hope your difficult times will soon be better. I am thinking of you . . . and caring . . .

  2. Great finds at great prices...and even better when we know our girls will like them. :)

  3. Wow Mona, you know how to sniff out a bargain. I love those bags so much.
    Add my Prayers to your family, I'm sure things will improve.
    Big Hugs

  4. You scored big again you lucky ducky! sandie

  5. What wonderful bags! You might know you wouldn't get to keep them yourself!!!

    I hope things are okay for you-I went back through a couple of your blogs but couldn't really figure out what is wrong. Blessings- You are in my prayers- xo Diana

  6. I love those bags! What lucky children and grandchildren you have! Thinking of you and your family, hope the clouds part very soon and the sun shines down on you! xxx

  7. WOW, you sure hit the jackpot:) Love the luggage tan bag, I would have picked that one too! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

  8. Wow, $19.00 for all 3....how do you find these deals? Love the second one....gorgeous!

  9. What wonderful bargains!

    Thinking of you.

  10. You sure do find some of the greatest buys, Mona!

  11. I'm so jealous! What terrific finds! They all three look like they were hardly used...wonderful!

  12. I've decided you must pop on down to Beverly Hills or up to San Francisco when you go garage sale hunting. You find THE best stuff for UNBELIEVABLE prices. In my area garage sales tend more toward the baby furniture and cooking stuff variety. Neither of which ever enters my world! I want to go shopping with you!

  13. Mona what a steal! I loved the Kenneth Cole one. Not sure who got that one, but what a lucky girl. That one was my favorite.

  14. Gee, Mona, you are the Bargain Lady, that's for sure. I am guessing those purses are the rage on your side of the planet. Out here in the east, we still carry our money n id in a brown paper lunch bag. ha,ha
    Good to hear from you and great deals on the purses.
    I do hope soon your difficulties will be behind you. Thinking about you and in my prayers too.

  15. Those bags are beautiful. The leather does indeed look soft, even in the pictures.

  16. Those were beautiful purses. Your daughter and granddaughters were lucky.
    Will continue praying for you and your family. Sometimes life just gets hard. You take care of yourself.

  17. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment about my doll leading a garden stroll. You hit the jackpot on these purses!

    I was reading some of your earlier posts and absolute love what you did with your swing. What a perfectly romantic spot to cool off on a summer evening.


  18. Mona, you got some great bargains. I have several Coach handbags, one of which was a gift from Dear Grenville and the others were thrift store finds! I tend to carry the same purse throughlut a season and already have many that get little to no use so perhaps that was the case with the seller of these bags. Glad you got such a great deal and made other family members happy as wekk.
    Also keeping you in my thoughts that the family crisis you are going through will turn out OK for all (and I haven't a clue what it is cause might have missed a blog post in the past).

  19. Great finds and Great buys girl..I love that you gave them to family..Please have a GREAT weekend my dear friend..talk at you later gator..Hugs and love Gl♥ria

  20. Handbags are my weakness and these are gorgeous. Great score!
    I will keep you in my thoughts and pray for you and your family.

  21. You always find the best buys! I love handbags...they are my weakness! I'm sharing an Etsy shop on my blog today that you might like! Hope you'll come to visit!

  22. I wish I could find the same kind of deals you do when you go garage sale shopping. I usually find the same sort of junk I already have at home.
    Mona, I want you to know I've been here to visit every post even though I don't always comment. I've been thinking about you and your family and wishing you all the best with whatever it is that you're going through. Love the new look for the patio swing. Hugs

  23. Your family looks wonderful! I enjoyed seeing their pictures. I would be honored if you would come visit my link up some time and share. It's open all week. Have a fantastic weekend!

  24. mona...check this out! scroll down until you see the fairy garden garden! too cute!


  25. Wow, you are generous for giving those handbags away Mona!
    I think I would have kept them.
    I am thinking and praying for you, wishing you all the best my dear friend.
    Big Hugs to you,

  26. Dear Mona,
    Wow, beautiful bags...I just bought a new hand bag on Friday at Macy's (I won't even tell you what that baby cost me)LOL. I need to go shopping with you..
    I do hope and pray your family will be ok. You have a strong and loving family and you are their for each other, that is such blessing.
    Sending you really big hugs,


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