Saturday, March 14, 2009

bagged

I've been pondering a bag purchase. My handbag has been titchy, of late. I've been eyeing my stylish friend Ciara's, which is a big green one with outsize eyelets round the edge, threaded with a scarf. It looks like it might contain giant storybooks with come to life pictures, and a hat stand.

I fancied something that would hold a book, a bit of shopping, nappies and wipes, a toy, etc. So in Dundrum, I went to Accessorize, so boldly, and found it, though not til I'd looked all round, rejected everything, and then saw it in the window.

I knew it had to be right when the petite Italian homosexual behind the counter in Monsoon muttered, in his cliched accent 'oh, what a beautiful bag' and seemed moved, out of his usual surliness, by its beauty. He knows better than me, I reckon.

He whipped out the crumpled pink tissue supporting it, and rewrapped it in a sheet of pristine pale pink tissue, respectfully.

Funny little man in his sweater and shirt, and perfect hair. I'm sure he's somebody's dream boat. He endeared himself to me with his love of bags on Friday.




8 comments:

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Did you take the bag or the assistant home with you?

jothemama said...

Well, duh. If I'd taken him home, I wouldn't have posted a photo of the bag, would I?

laughykate said...

Oh! That bag shrieks 'summer!'

*Looks out of window and growls at the grey sky signalling the impending months of plummeting temperatures.*

jothemama said...

Ah, suck it up, you live in a paradise!

It is just getting nice here, but we've had two summers of constant rain, so who knows what will happen now?

mammydiaries said...

Rumour has it we're supposed to have a good one this year. Ssssshhhhhhh! Don't tell anyone! Love the bag btw!

morgor said...

I don't understand handbags.

Do you know anywhere you could get a nice suit of chainmail?

jothemama said...

You'd want to google that. I have no doubt there are specialist suppliers.

Ciara said...

Oh dear Jo. Don't ever. ever. EVER. look inside that big green bag. You have no idea. Things go in and never come out...

But what a DIVINE bag you got yourself! Now mine is looking decidedly old...