Wednesday was my big shopping trip. I was just out of dog food, and the butcher shop had said they wouldn't have any of the frozen blocks ready until Wednesday. So Wednesday morning, off I went. Since I had to go 2/3 of the way into town to get the dog food, I might as well go the rest of the way and get some groceries. And since my route took me past two thrift stores, I might as well stop in and see if there was anything I couldn't live without. I only spent about $5 total at the two stores. This is the 'coolest' thing I found. It was hanging on the end of a display and caught my eye, and from a distance it made me think of chain mail. Just like a pack rat, (or is that a magpie?) I'm attracted to things bright and shiny,
Anyway, I walked over to check it out, knowing that I never really go anywhere that would require a cute shiny little purse like that. But....it was only a dollar, and then I realized just how cool it was. It was made out of pull tabs, the ones on the top of beer or pop cans. I did a rough count at one point, and a very rough guess would be around 600 of those little things.
Some one had even put a lining in it and a zipper across the top.
The strap was really flexible and the whole thing was very sturdy. I honestly couldn't get over it! Why had no-one else recognized the uniqueness of that little purse! And ... it was only $1. Less than the price of a cup of coffee. This is the bottom.
That reminded me of another little purse I picked up quite a while ago. I think it was only $1 as well. Maybe if I was wearing a flapper dress, this would be the purse to have? Once again I couldn't resist. All those shiny sequins...
I can keep all the shininess together. The flapper purse will fit inside the other one. Maybe one day I'll go to something that calls for a shiny little purse. And then I won't be able to decide which one I should use:)