Monday, August 11, 2014


vintage work pouches
Vintage work bags fascinate me.

The typography of this nail pouch says it is from Homeworth.

When I first saw it on Susan's Etsy shop, I knew it was destined for my front door.

My front door is distressed (OF COURSE!) in red and white with a brown glaze.

A small folk art angel works as a door knocker.

I filled the pouch with red roses (fake), and for the Fourth added a small flag.

Visit Susan's blog Must Love Junk and her Etsy shop here.

I swapped with Ann at Tarnished Royalty for the seed sower bag.

It hangs on the cabinet where I hide the TV.

Since it says "Horn" - I was looking for a horn for it.

But until I find what fits best, Mr. Kitty lives in there with a porch paling and a calico ribbon.

Remember, shop owners, Wednesday is the grand opening of Swap & Tell. 

See the rules for the party HERE!

At a link party recently I found Flora Doora.

Jane creates bags lined with vinyl for cut flowers.

Lovely fabric with vintage touches.

Each bag has a name.

Mine is "Thankful for the flowers".

Since I was propping the bag up against my blue washboard and I have rambunctious animals loose in the house, I used fake daisies and a vintage chiffon scarf.

Visit Flora Doora at her blog HERE  and go visit her Etsy shop HERE. 

See y'all!


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  1. Good morning!
    Very nice collection you have going it!

  2. That is so cute and a nice change up from the usual wreaths! Cheers.

  3. I love bags, too. Such a fun alternative for displaying things!

  4. Flora Doora has never looked cuter! What a great photo! Thank you for sharing. I am so happy you are enjoying her!

  5. I love bags too but have never been able to pull off decorating with them. You did a fabulous job!

  6. What fun! I do like those bags and when I see a beautiful wooden front makes me a little bit sad that mine is metal. * sigh*

  7. Those bags are so much fun! I love your distressed front door.

  8. Interesting display of bags Donna. I too, think the old nail pouch bags are interesting, but never knew what to do with them. Flora Doora really makes some beautiful bags. Great inspiration here.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures


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