Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Antique Bag

The other day when we went out for seeing "SAKURA", we also went out for shopping.
It's been so long time I went out for shopping for myself!!
After I met cross stitch, my interests and most of money have been spending on cross stitch stuffs!
And I hadn't bought my clothes at all!

On that day, the weather was very fine and hot, so we didn't walk on main street to the station, we walked on an arcaded street.

There were so many new shops, and a small and lovely shop caught my eyes!

I went into the shop immediately and found so many lovely clothes, bags, accessories, etc...
And soon this bag caught my eyes, when I picked up this bag to look at, it seemed antique, so I asked shop staff about this bag.
It's from USA and maybe 1960's...
I fell in love with this, but I thought this would be so expensive...
So I timidly asked about the price of this bag to a shop staff, but it was not so expensive than I expected!

I also bought some skirts for spring, they are very lovely, too!
I was irresolute about this bag to the very end, but decided to buy!!
I thought this was "a once-in-a-lifetime chance".

The bottom of the bag was made by wood, so a bit heavy to carry, though!

There are many stains, but I like them!

Recently I am very interested in antique things, and the other day when I visited my mum's friend's home, she gave me many of antique-like things that she doesn't need anymore!

They are very lovely, so I will share some photos sometime later after I took photos of them!

Today I found a piece of flier of the department store where there is "Antique Fair" now, and quite similar antique bag was on it with photo!

And the price was very very expensive!!

Yay! I love this design more than the one on the flier and I've got quite cheaper than it!

Now I can't have my own room as I'm at mum's home, but when I back to my home, I want to change rooms a little by little (except my husband's room! He loves modern style!) with antique things!

Take care and have a lovely week ahead!
Thanks for visiting!


Jane said...

What a darling bag, Yuko. Sounds like you had fun in this shop! :) I love antique things too - they have more character and style. Enjoy your lovely find.

Dovilė said...

amazing bag, Yuko!

Doris said...

beautiful bag, i love it.

Susan said...

It's a lovely bag, Yuko. Congratulations on your great find!

Margaret said...

Lovely bag, Yuko. Makes me laugh though. 1960's -- I was born in the 1960's! Does that make me an antique? lol!

Nina said...

Amazing bag :))))
I do love it too :)
To find antique things is a fantastic feeling :)

staci said...

Very pretty bag! I know when I quit working to be a stay-at-home mom, I started spending my money on cross stitch and knitting and not clothes too :)

Nancy said...

Your bag is beautiful Yuko, and I'm so happy you found something you like so much! I also love antiques and vintage, and when I find things at estate sales I get very excited too! I will look forward to seeing what your mum's friend gave you.

Have a lovely day Yuko!

Deb said...

What a great bag. It reminds me of one that my grandmother had back then. She loved stuff like that! Beautiful!

sari.i. said...

That bag is beautiful!!!

Patti said...

Gorgeous bag and may you use it in good health. Lots of Love Patti xxx

RuthB said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve this lovely bag... and at a discount over its antique-fair cousin! good shopping!

Rachel said...

I'm jealous! Your bag is beautiful! What an amazing find!

Can't wait to see more pics ;)

Georgie said...

Congratulations on your lovely purchase. I love your bag

Chris said...

Hi Yuko,

My mother had two bags like yours when I was a little girl in the 1970s. One she bought at a shop and the other was a kit that the put together herself. The one she made had a design of an owl and the other was a floral design. I'm curious to see if she still has them when I go to visit her in two weeks.

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko,
What a beautiful bag. It's nice to buy something that we really love. I'm glad you bought when you saw it. There is nothing worse than seeing something, falling in love with it and never buying it at the time. Usually when you go back later to buy it, it has gone.
What a beautiful lot of photos from your Mum's garden. She must have a lovely garden. - Sandra.

Brigitte said...

You were well advised to buy that lovely bag in the end. You can never have enough bags no matter how old they are, lol.

Cindy F. said...

That gorgeous bag is an incredible find!! Congrats Yuko!! I love it!
I also do a lot of antique shopping. It's a fun hobby!