Monday, August 24, 2009

Ah, the words that kiss a Grandma's heart....

Me: Hey Emily, how was your first day as a 4th grader?"

Emily: "Awesome!!"

Love that. Love that she loves school..loves to learn.. is excited about going back to school...I used to love the first day of school, too. New pencils...new Crayons...new notebooks..NEW outfits!


Do you remember making book covers for your books out of paper grocery bags? They held up pretty good back then..and we didn't have back packs..and why was that? I remember hauling around heavy books all day...

...bygones

I remember thinking about what I was going to wear..planning and worrying if it was going to be PerFeCt!

So, speaking of perfect...guess what I got a the thrift shop (Deseret Industries) this week-end?

Guess..

Really..

OK, OK I'll tell ya..

A KATE SPADE bag!


Uh-huh..oh yeah..I did, yes..I did...


Brand new..handles still in plastic...


..feet still shiny and new..

..crumpled paper inside for cryin' out loud (wonder where that expression came from??)

..and yes, inside the polka dots are red and white against the black :-) I love polka dots!

And it's cute. And it's new. And it's pink and black.. And it's mine. And it's.....................


$3.00 !!

OK, so...um..what? Wait...

Seriously. Really? $3.00...not $300.00?

Well..it may not be a real Kate Spade...kinda like when you go to the dollar store and see a huge ginormous bottle of Spic-n-Span ..only to look closer and what it really says is Spic-n-Spawn..

But I still can't tell a good cubic zirconia from a bad diamond...or a pair of Jimmy Choo's from a pair of silly shoes..

OK, I made that last one up..but you know what I mean.

It is, to the best of my knowledge, a Kate Spade.

And I am like the mother-ship of good thrift store finds...

cool..looking through the handles!

And I am, to the best of my knowledge, the luckiest girl on my block.

Too bad it's not my first day at school...

-me

17 comments:

debi said...

Cute purse you lucky girl! Don't ya just love the DI?

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww Emily is so adorable and I'm so glad her first day was awesome!!! You have been hitting the thrifting jackpot lately Colleen!! Cute bag for such a cutie pie....xxoo, Dawn

Laurie said...

What a great find, and I love that purse!
Emily looks so cute, I remember the same feelings on the first day of school, I'd take out my school supplies and smell them, sort and organize them it was great,lasted about a week then I was ready for summer!

the old schoolhouse said...

I love the bag,lucky you!!!seems you hit the jackpot.Angie xx

Karen said...

The brown paper bag book covers were the best cause you could doodle all over them in class when you were bored! My niece is going into fourth grade and her mother told us when we went over to visit on Saturday not to mention the start of school or her daughter would cry! Sad.

Lori R. said...

There you go being all in style and everything. Ya know many DI you can't tell until you start dismantling them anyway!!! It is cute and black and pink and it has you written all over it!!! First day of school, maybe not but, it is your special day!!!

ummmm,,,, address? I need an address? remember??? I just can't wait to send you your prize. You are a winner in my book even without the prize...... hugs!

Pen Pen said...

I loved the brown paper bag book covers! And I love your pink and black Kate Spade bag!!! Great find! And how wonderful that Miss Emily loves school... I used to love school too.

Life is good! said...

way to go. i love the purse. yes i also made covers for my books out of paper bags which added to the weight cause we also carried our without a backpack. and the miles we walked in the snow!

Heather said...

wow. if it is a real KS purse you got one heck of a deal! and if it isn't, who cares! lol. it's very cute :)

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Love your excitement!! Your posts bring such a smile! Thanks!!
Darla♥

wendy said...

It's great Emily likes school.I loved the first day of school, especially seeing all of the friends I hadn't seen over the summer.

Jan said...

Love, love, love that bag! Great job! And it may not be a REAL Kate Spade...but at least it doesn't say Kate Spayed or something goofy like that! LOL! Or maybe it IS a real one and they just didn't know what they had! Woot!
Hope Emily enjoys her school year! Ah....memories of school supplies! I STILL love new school supplies! I'm a dork.
Take care!
Jan

Laurie said...

I would sure google Kate Spade purses and check it out...I just cut up the cutest $3 purse...saw it in a shop for $175...Yep I did...a big no no. lol

Just Breathe said...

Your grandaughter looks adorable.
Yes, I remember using brown paper bags to cover my books. We left our books in our lockers at school.
Love the purse. I bought a knock off years ago and you couldn't tell the difference. I love purses. It's on of my downfalls. I recently got two Louis Vuitton's and I am going to stick with him for a long time.

Sweet Repose said...

I sooooo hated the first day of school...I had to wear dresses...eeeeeeeeee...not this Tomboy!!!

Love the purse(sorta)I'm a kinda backpack type o gal...earth-tones...no poky dots or stripes, but I like them on other people...what are you going to do for shoes...now the drama begins...heehee!

You never fail to make me smile Granny...she's adorable...like her Grammy!

June said...

As my girls say when we hit shopping gold: SCORE!

I love everything about it: Kate Spade, pink polka dots, red polka dots. Most especially I love that it's yours.

Our two are fifth graders now. Ah, beginnings! We should all have a Kate Spade to start anew...

All My Yesterdays said...

The best part of the post is YOU taking a pic of YOU holding the bag! What a hoot! Ok, the best part is the grand daughter....(O:

Been away from the PC for a bit and catching up on stuff. Love your blog, and I'll look for you at DI sometime when I get up that way!

Vicki