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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A bunch of old bags....

So, last summer after yelling at a bunch of skate board kids to quit skating on my bench at the shop I was promptly called............
an old bag!
This blog post is NOT about that type of OLD BAG!
(seriously...ME? an OLD BAG? please...I am only in my EARLY...waaaaay EARLY 40's with the mind I still had in my 30's....waaaay early 30's....HOW DARE THEM....brats....anywho.....)
It's about these beauties below...lately I have scored some rather awesome ones that are begging to be made into pillows or used to upholster something...take a peek...........A MIDWEST bag for a midwest girl.....
Just waiting to be made into something wonderful....

WOW!! This QUAKER OATS one blew~my~mind~ It's in GREAT shape and HUGE!


This one is my absolute FAV! Being an OHIO girl...this one is gonna stick around...




Heck....I just love lookin at them like this, all bunched up in piles and stacks! Thought about even framing some. Any ideas for an old bag???? (THE ones in the PICTURE!!!! Got it???) LOL!




21 comments:

One Cheap B*tch said...

Thanks for popping over to my blog - I'm SOOOOO glad you did because I'm loving your blog! Became a follower. =)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Oh and I love your old bags!

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you found me ... I'll keep checking in! Jennifer

Linda said...

Hi Beth....I love old "bags" too.
I just can't bear to cut into one though! I did make a few things that I sold last year and that was so hard to let them go!
Linda/simplycountryseasons

Jody said...

Hi Beth! I adore that stack of bags!

Amy Kinser said...

Love that you have found these bags. I am on a hunt for some myself. My mom has made me a tote bag and placemats out of old coffee bean bags from Boquete Pananma. She would like to have some more to work with, but we are having a hard time finding any. Good for you and, yes, yours are beautiful.

Mc Allen said...

ohh cute!! ive seen handbags made of these and pillows naturally. how fun!!! LA

marie said...

What a bunch of great old bags! Everyone of them!!
I love the one with the wheat on it!

Romeo said...

OMG - I am sitting here LOL at your post. I'm sorry but you have to admit that it's funny, how even young, to the younger that we look OLD! Eeeekkkk...yes, I am picturing the older lady on Sampson and Sons...hehehehehe GREAT post!!! And love the ummmm..."bags", the ones pictured of course

kim@ A Thyme Remembered said...

LOVE these! I need to get by to see you SOON! Everything looks Great in ALL of your places!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

heloooo...
just found your blog!
Feel like doing my house in country chic now! Inspiring~
xoxo

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bags. I have the perfect idea for them... share them with your fellow Buckeye ☺

Doesn't that sound great (lol)?

Hope you are doing well.

Primg Hugs,
Lisa

Old,New and Handcrafted said...

I love just looking at them. Before you turn them into pillows. Take a picture, enlarge it, and frame the stack of old bags. That would make a great header wouldn't it!have a blessed day!!!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LUV your sacks! Hugs, Janna

Theresa said...

Hi there Beth! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! I want to come to that Sleepy Poet sometime! It sure looks like a great place. I don't have any ideas for the old bags... will have to think about that one:) Have a blessed day and come see me again!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Beth!!!
I see you have been busy buying!!! How fun!
I love the idea of totes!!! Is there one from MN?!
The estate sales have been "not so good"...and now that I am renting a bigger room...I'll be needed more furniture. I love the shopping part!!
Have a great weekend.
Warmly,
Deb

p.s. I copied the bling on starfish idea!!! :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Those old bags are gorgeous! They are so versatile, I love them as pillows, as rugs, as curtains....the ultimate accessory!

Hugs,
Anne

~Tonja~ said...

Hi Beth...oh my did you ever find some good ones....love them old bags...I have made some stockings out of a few that my sister had got for her shop before...well of course you should make you a junkin tote bag..
was looking at your booth pics everything look awesome...reminds me of the shop my sister had...great job
Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your sweet comment...
have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

FINDING A GREAT STASH OF OLD BAGS WAS YOUR LUCKY DAY.. HANGING THEM "AS IS" MAKES FOR GREAT WALL ART.... YOU COULD MAKE SOME TABLE "SQUARES" OR TABLE RUNNERS LIKE THE WAY OLD BAGS WERE USED IN THE GOOD OLDE DAYS...

missy said...

love the bags!!!!! i have the quakers oats bag hanging in my kitchen.....but your is in much better shape!!!!!

Audrey said...

I have put some one the back of my rockers...wash them first if they are dirty