bags – Nonpareil sprinkles of indie style Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:53:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 thai style. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:11:43 +0000

What a busy six months it has been!! I just graduated from the Chicago School of Thai Massage on Sunday…which I’m very excited about…AND while looking through Etsy a couple of days later, I found these SUPER cute leather goods that are made in Thailand. The shop is called RN & TN. I love the colors and designs…think I may have to buy a wallet as a graduation present for myself!!

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buenos aries inspiration. Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:12:00 +0000

I long to visit Buenos Aires *sigh*….South America is top on my wish list of travel spots…

Meanwhile, I’ll just admire these fun, funky bags made from the same vintage Naugahyde that can be found on the buses in Buenos Aires. Never has vinyl looked so good! They are from Viva Zapata…and styles sell really quickly…so if you see one you like, snag it before it’s gone!

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boho bag bliss. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:35:25 +0000

I’ve been wanting a funky boho bag ever since I saw the Simone Camille bags on Who What Wear…but $650 isn’t exactly my handbag budget. SO, I found some super-cute bags that Dazzling Lanna has on her Etsy site. They are from Chiang Mai…and I just LOVE them! Most of them are made from vintage Hmong baby carrier fabric….fun style at a MUCH better price point.

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gadget geekiness. Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:33:42 +0000
My birthday was in June…and, as much as I totally hate to get older, I love celebrating…hanging out with friends, getting presents and eating cake!! This year, I especially scored in the presents department…my husband bought me an ipad {yipee!}. I hadn’t thought seriously about buying one, but now that I have one, I think it’s such a fun and useful gadget…I’m all geeked out about it!

Maybe even better than the ipad itself, is the coolie case I bought for it. It’s the one above, center…from Temple. It’s made from re-purposed military fabric, as are some of their other bags. I love the look of a high-tech gadget tucked into something that looks so old. I like their other bags too…so rugged and masculine.

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ballistic bags. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:05:15 +0000

I was searching for a new gym bag the other day {maybe having a cute, new bag would motivate me to workout!!}…and I found the super-cool bags by Ragged Edge Gear. Their bags are made from Kevlar, the same fabric that bullet-proof vests are made from…the fabric is also used as sails in racing sails for sailboats. We’re talking durable!

I’m crazy about the two bags on the right…especially the little toiletry bag. I’d go to the gym daily if they were mine. Really, I would!

overwhelming cuteness. Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:19:48 +0000

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY!!! {can you tell I’m a little excited?!} I ordered the little ballet slipper bag from the fabulous gals at Chria…it’s for my niece…AND, they sent me the adorable tree purse as a sweet surprise! Oh my!!

Everything about the package was cute…the illustrations on the box…the handmade cards…adorable packaging. I’m just blown away at every little detail on their items….Tiny beads, layers of fabric, embellishments galore. Their site just can’t do it all justice. And they are absolutely the sweetest gals, too! Totally made my day!

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handmade brazilian sweetness. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 23:37:11 +0000

Hurrah for the internet!! I just love getting to know gals from far-flung places…like Puppy and Chris from Chria, in Brazil. They are long-time readers of my blog, and have a super cute blog of their own, as well as an online shop. Their shop oozes with cuteness…pillows, purses, scrapbooks…lots of hearts, flowers and bright colors, all handmade with incredible detailing. I asked for some photos, and they sent me the layout above! They also make custom nurse uniforms…adorable!

Everything is so festive…get me out of this freezing cold and off to Brazil!

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mu’umu’u for you. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:00:27 +0000 denisetjarks

The handbags from Denise Tjarks couldn’t be more fun! Many of them are made from repurposed mu’umu’us and vintage Hawaiian fabrics which makes them bright and cheery! Perfect for spring and summer…or if you’re lucky enough to live in paradise *sigh*

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gorgeous handbags. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:37:20 +0000 corrente

The handbags from Corrente are totally drool worthy. I love the grey bag on the left. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. The line is only three years old, and all of the bags are made in Brooklyn. Very impressive for such a young company!

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green london handbags. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:39:54 +0000 zippylovelock

I love the name of this little London based biz: Zippy Lovelock…and I also love that she uses old leather goods to make her cute bags. Take, for example, the bowling bag {top, left}…it came from a beanbag maker, and it’s next stop was a landfill…that is, before Zippy Lovelock got a hold of it, and crafted it into a fantastic bag!! Great!

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