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Friday, November 20, 2015

A #handbag that resembles a coat! and a story tease #MFRWauthor #RssosSisters #accessories #shoes

*Handbag Monday*
Isn't this one adorable? I found it in a beauty shop (that's right!) when traveling for a girlfriend trip. Every year, we go to a specific town to tour the historic homes and do some shopping, mostly vintage. 

When I saw this bag, I had to have it. Doesn't it resemble a coat? 

It doesn't hold a ton of extras, but is perfect for the Sunday outfit. 
The body is like a wool felt, an acrylic collar around the edge. Two buttons to resemble the double-breasted look. And it does zip completely shut. 

I wonder if my sissie still has the pink one I bought her??? Hmmm. Must ask.

Some of you may have read I wrote "Holiday Handbag Extravaganza" specifically to feature a handbag. It's true. I love all things Enid Collins. So I crafted my story with hers in mind--a box bag with a stenciled holly sprig.

Here's a tease: 


"Hi." He leaned in. "My sister had set aside a special handbag for my mother for Christmas."
     "I remember, ah, Jillian--"
     "Jillian Treadaway Foster."
     "That's right." I selected a pencil from the pencil can and wrote down the name on a sticky note to help me remember even though I didn't need to. "She selected a vintage Rebecca Martin holiday box bag decorated with a sprig of holly."
     He whipped out his wallet and removed a credit card. "Great. I'll buy it now."
     I shook my head. " 'fraid not, sir."
     His eyes narrowed. "I'm not following..."
     "I sold it, just yesterday."
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4 comments:

Cathy McElhaney said...

That bag is cute and, yes, it does look like a coat! Loved the story, too! Very cute and funny! I love that I can relate to your characters because they are flawed...and real. Keep writing!!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cathy! I like to think most ordinary people have problems. We don't have to be super SWAT or SEAL to have a good story. Thank you so much for liking it. I'll keep on keeping on.

Angela Adams said...

Bag is adorable...I would use it more as a decoration than a handbag.

vicki batman said...

LOL, Angela! It is a cute one.

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