Monday, May 30, 2011

PURSE OR ART....

When I go away on a vacation and I mean an actual trip where I am not participating in ANY of my usual daily activities, except sustenance, I always endeavour to bring home items that are indigenous to the region we are visiting. Such was the case 2 weeks ago when we went first to Athens, then boarded a  ship to cruise 3 Greek Islands, and the Dalamtian Coast ending and up and then spending 3 days in Venice. I avoid the souvenir shops and head straight for the Artisans.

I only slightly broke my own rule when I came across this beauty. I did not stop at an artisan shop, but instead found her in the ship's store.... This is a Mary Frances original. Excuse me...she is red, my favourite colour, original, unique....no one else will ever own this particular bag. I had to have her. Look at the detail, the craftsmanship.
And the back displays as much gorgeousness as the front. Not only does she have that adorable handle/clasp, but there is also a removable shoulder strap. Are you jealous of my new purse?....OR....is she art?....I believe she is the essence of perfection of both purse and art.

In the next couple of weeks, if you will allow, I will endeavour to enlighten and hopefully not bore you with what I learned about marble (I have seen more Doric columns, than the sea has salt), Murano Glass, and perhaps other tidbits and pictures of our vacation.

7 Comments:

At May 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Wow! That is definitely a piece of art! I want to see it in person - I'm sure it's even more stunning than in the pictures :-)

 
At May 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

In person can be done Kelly. When?

 
At May 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Layers and Layers said...

VERY jellies of your new aquisition! Hope you had a lovely trip :)

 
At May 30, 2011 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Vanessa@decor happy said...

Yes it is art - so adorable! Looking forward to your posts. What an amazing trip you had - so jealous!

 
At May 31, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger The Entertaining House said...

an artful purse, of course! I would absolutely use it... does one use a purse or wear one? hmmm both I suppose!

 
At June 1, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

You're going to Girl's Night Out next week, yes? I think that's the perfect event to debut your new purse :-)

 
At June 7, 2011 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Donna @ dh designs said...

Having seen this gem in person at #summerlude all I can say is SCORE!!! Glad you are using it!

 

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PURSE OR ART....

When I go away on a vacation and I mean an actual trip where I am not participating in ANY of my usual daily activities, except sustenance, I always endeavour to bring home items that are indigenous to the region we are visiting. Such was the case 2 weeks ago when we went first to Athens, then boarded a  ship to cruise 3 Greek Islands, and the Dalamtian Coast ending and up and then spending 3 days in Venice. I avoid the souvenir shops and head straight for the Artisans.
I only slightly broke my own rule when I came across this beauty. I did not stop at an artisan shop, but instead found her in the ship's store.... This is a Mary Frances original. Excuse me...she is red, my favourite colour, original, unique....no one else will ever own this particular bag. I had to have her. Look at the detail, the craftsmanship.
And the back displays as much gorgeousness as the front. Not only does she have that adorable handle/clasp, but there is also a removable shoulder strap. Are you jealous of my new purse?....OR....is she art?....I believe she is the essence of perfection of both purse and art.

In the next couple of weeks, if you will allow, I will endeavour to enlighten and hopefully not bore you with what I learned about marble (I have seen more Doric columns, than the sea has salt), Murano Glass, and perhaps other tidbits and pictures of our vacation.