22.11.09

orchard of my eye

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Oh man, I'm so in love with this Forestbound canvas carryall I found via Effie's blog. It's made of a salvaged 100-plus-years-old apple sack, and the leather is from a Swiss military backpack from the '30's. Uuuuuum. Yep, pretty much. 'Course, it's kinda a moot point since it's already sold out!

I'm always looking for alternatives to the same old grungy canvas tote I invariably end up falling back on. I just get so frustrated not being able to fit enough stuff into other bags--not that I'm that high maintenance, it's just that I like being able to say "no" to plastic bags while shoping as much as possible. Cram it and go, friends!

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Yes, these are great! They look like they'll actually hold quite a bit. That's the problem with most of my bags. They can carry a book or two and some broccoli, but nothing else. I always end up left with a pile of vegetables and thrifted clothing to cart home in a bundle in my arms. No good.

Isabel said...

Yeah, I saw these and I think they're excellent! I love the idea of creating something new out of antiques...

Talisa said...

Really cool bag:)

E-BAD said...

I need a giant OIL CLOTH canvas tote that will repel all the grunge, dirt, coffee and various stains

CoocooforCoco said...

A bag can really never be big enough. I've been toting around a hot pink patent leather one from Victoria's Secret that a small child could fit into for a year now and I just can't give it up (although it's quite a different look from this).

Sarah M said...

This bag is perfect! Great find!