9.09.2010

things i love thursday...


This probably should be on one of my "vintage finds" Wednesday posts but I am so enamored it simply cannot wait and I do love it, so it qualifies as both!  If it throws you into some confusing orbit, pretend it's Wednesday.

A vintage doctor's bag.  I KNOW, isn't that exciting?  What?  This doesn't thrill you?  It thrills me.  I have wanted one to use as a purse for years, so when I spied this baby at an auction a few weeks ago, my heart skipped a beat.  I'm old, that could be dangerous.  The bidding started and I had butterflies because I had my price limit, but there were only two of us in the bidding and the other poor soul never stood a chance.


Inside were things I suppose you would expect to find in a doctor's bag - stethoscope and other wands and bandages of sorts.  The only thing that seemed a bit odd was this...


A lovely Art Nouveu hand mirror - interesting right?  I consider it a bonus.


Oh, THE BAG - sorry.  You must be on the edge of your seat. No, well nevermind - here is my new "purse"...


I know this isn't everybody's cup of tea but it is mine.  It is indeed.  I like things just a bit different.  I prefer to carry a purse no one else will be carrying.  I feel fairly confident I'm safe with this beauty but you never know.

She might not win any beauty contests but I think she's got the prize for most original in the bag (seriously I couldn't resist that one).

Have you ever used anything unique as a purse?

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22 comments:

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

i love that bag, Jeanette. My doctor is still using a kind of copy of this bag. Always making me dream away... I believe I'm a kind of bag-o-holic ;)
Have a happy happy Thursday. I'm off for some cake baking with my two littlest ones. xxxxx

kirstyb said...

wow love it too xxxx

Fire Byrd said...

The mirror is to put in front of people's mouths to check that they are breathing.
Great new handbag (which is what we call them over here)
What a fantastic find.

willow said...

I am GREEN with envy over the fabulous doctor's bag!!!! Green.

Teenage Bride said...

Jeanette! You are one of a kind. I love it.

Perhaps the only interesting thing I have used as a purse was a coconut shell when I was five haha.

KC said...

What a GREAT idea! I might have to start going to auctions. I had no idea!!!!

MJM said...

Cute mom. I LOVE that mirror.

Maria said...

I LOVE this! I'd carry her!
As for a unique purse - I have carried a coconut - polished, cut and fashioned with silk lining and leather straps and brass fasteners. Loved it!

D&D said...

ADORE that purse!!!!

sarah said...

i am dying of jealousy! i love it more than words can say! i believe objects hold emotions! imagine all the love and compassion that doctor felt every time he picked up that bag to go off to in the hopes of healing someone! carry it and love it every day! (i love the mirror too!) you are the amazing finder of amazing finds! (;

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

First of all, I'm in love with that hand mirror. Also, I wish you had shared pictures of the old medical equipment, that sounds fascinating!

Last but not least, that bag is gorgeous, and looks brand new!

Everton Terrace said...

Megan, my mother said the same thing! I still have some of it, will photograph and throw up later (meaning not today ha). The bag was pretty dirty and cobwebish - I cleaned it up.

kroney said...

Never used anything unique as a purse but have had and still have some unique purses!

Jude said...

Where do I even start? That bag is the most lovely thing! (Would loved to see the goodies inside :)) I am fascinated that you found that gorgeous, gorgeous vintage mirror inside!

Brenda Kula said...

I think it is a beauty. My husband is a doctor, so I know why those things are so big!
Brenda

the chirpy bird said...

are you kidding me? I'm obsessed! Just adore it!
xo tash

Molly said...

yep, that bag is a winner FOR sure.

Stacey said...

I like what you're loving today and that bag is beautiful!

bronwyn said...

I am LOVING this bag! Nice find. Right now I am carrying a cheapy bag from h&m that looks like a french market bag. Abby calls it my picnic purse. I daydream about using a basket as a purse like Jane Birkin.

Jessica said...

Your new bag is incredible! I just love that you found a vintage one that suits you instead of a new one. And I'm kind of in love with the hand mirror!

Karena said...

Ooh great bag Jeanette!!

I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer that I think you will love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Cashon&Co said...

i LOOOOVE your new bag. My dad's a physician so I remember him carrying one exactly like this when i was a child. But your's is pristine. And makes the best purse. you did good! I wonder what the mirror is from? It's beautiful.