Today I'm cheating on fashion with decor. For years I have saved gorgeous shopping bags from fabulous places as keep sakes. To me a special bag is one from a store I wouldn't regularly buy something from like Tiffany or Chanel. Or it may be that the bag is just too cute, or the place I visited had only a little trinket I could afford but they put it in the a fabulous bag to be cherished forever.
One day last week we were leaving for a dinner party and My Mike needed a bag and went into my sacred stash. And there he was by the front door with my Henri Bendel shopping bag, Circa 1999! I hurled myself through the air and tackled him to the floor. He's still recovering. OK, so maybe it wasn't that dramatic but he did get a lengthily explanation of the importance of my bag collection.
The next day, coincidentally, I found this idea while I was perusing shelterpop and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! What an inexpensive and unique decorating idea. Can't wait to carve out a little space for this somewhere.
We are going to be selling our house and buying a new one, downsizing. The thought of this is giving me lots of ideas on how to get more organized, purge and re-do. I'm sure this will be the topic of many future blogs as I go from excited to hyperventilating - "where do the shoes go?"
Another idea I found is to take one of my Armour's, yes I have more then one, apparently I went though an "I'm obsessed with Armour's" period, French, Mexican, Any? So, I am going to take the one I have in our bedroom which now houses the TV, books and the shoe overflow, and convert it into a craft cabinet! I'm very excited about that, I also found this great idea of using an Armour as an office space.