Tuesday, May 4, 2010

From Ugly to Awesome

If you grew up anywhere near the '70's, you likely had a rec room with a nasty fuzzy rug-type picture hanging on your wall. Maybe with some deer grazing in a colourful meadow. Something classy like that.

Well, a few years ago in a nice junky thrift shop, I got new eyes for this abomination. All I had to do was to look at the border and note some absolutely gorgeous flowers in turquoise, cappucino, and off-white.

I was re-born.
As was the carpet/wall thingie.

Combined with some of that teale chenille bedspread, a few amazing buttons, and the leftovers from someone's re-upholstery efforts and you've got yourself a handy dandy messenger bag.

Oh, think of the places you'll go!

The view from the back.
And flipped inside out to show you the pockets.

This bag measures around 13" across and 12.5" down.

Please begin any bidding at a minimum of $25.00 Cdn.
This auction remains open until Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm cst.
Leave your comments and bids here, please.
I'll be waiting with baited breath.


Dancin' Momma said...

Oh what the heck, its my son's birthday... 4 years ago today I was in extreme pain bringing a life into this world... so lets celebrate by helping some women in Darfur have a better future for themselves and their children... $25!

Anonymous said...

I love this one. It's perfect for the new colors I'm sporting these days. $30.!!
Schwester Mary

Anonymous said...

This one is tempting Joyce, Amy & Deb told me last night that they are itching to get one of your bags!! I'll have to urge them to take a gander at this one and then we'll have some fun competing with Mary!! What fun. Katchen

Anonymous said...

I've been thrifting for fabric for a couple years ago and NO CHENILLE. How do you do it? Love the teal.

joyce said...

D- pain and children. I often think of what women in other parts of the world endure to bring children into the world. How they might suffer with fistulas for the remainder of their lives. Or die. No pain relief, no intervention.

happy birthday to your son, we are the fortunate ones, for sure.

Jennie, chenille has risen in price in thrift shops, but is still to be found around here. My best luck is yard sales. People who think its "just grandma's old bedspread" and sell it for a dollar. those are happy days for me!

Valerie Ruth said...

$32! i'm way overdue for a bag.

Shutterbug Scrapbooking and Stamping said...

I am in the middle of adopting my second child from China and retail therapy is helpful at this point! :) $35

Valerie Ruth said...

$40 please! i'm wanting to transition from diaper bag to fashionable tote!

Mary KG said...

$42. just because I wanna fight!

Shutterbug Scrapbooking and Stamping said...

I love it and it would be great for the trip...$50

Valerie Ruth said...

i'm bowing out. shall try my luck on another!

Shutterbug Scrapbooking and Stamping said...

I think I won, but am not sure, what do I do now?

joyce said...

You are quite right! send me a note at re-joyce@mts.net
Tell me your location and whether you'd prefer to pay by paypal or a cheque in the mail, then I'll get back to you.