The Best Use Ever for A Coach Purse

December 18, 2007 at 12:49 am 1 comment

I am just about in tears, ya’ll.  For real. 

I was in my closet looking for a Christmas gift {or two} I can’t seem to find, and I was also looking for a pouch of camera disks I seem to have mis-placed in a purse pocket somewhere.  I found one of the disks, not the pouch.  I went through ALL my old purses, just in case.   I like that little pouch for my disks!

It was then that I saw a brown purse I’d rejected for lack of a place to put my cam and my phone.  Who needs even great leather it if won’t hold your stuff?  I thought, “Do I need to keep this thing?  I never even carry it.” 

Then remembered that bought it a few years ago for “backup binding leather-potential” at a thrift store.  It was a purse, small compared to my first backpack find and softer, but it might possibly work.  I liked the color and feel to it.

Recently after I recovered my Bible, I had put some stain on my Bible to try to restore color and even out stains, and I haven’t been happy with it since.  My mom says it has “character”, and she liked it a lot.  But, it just wasn’t the same.  The flap didn’t really match anymore and I wasn’t sure I’d ever find more leather I liked.  I’d totally forgotten about the purse.

Tonight, I tried fitting my Bible inside it, and…if I took out the sides gussets, maybe…

Ya’ll, I saw then that it was a Coach leather purse.  Now, showing my great fashion knowledge, I knew it was “a brand” a few years ago, but I didn’t know it was “the brand“.  AND, to further cause gasps and squeals amongst the women folk I didn’t know until today that they run new $300-$600 upward.

I bought it for $2.00 used. 

I know.  It’s insane.

It is so perfect.  It has a flap, attached in one piece!  An upgade!  It also has a easy-turny device to close it that I like.  Zippered inside pocket wow…now my offering won’t fall out!  It even has a slide in pocket on the back for a journal.  The leather is just the same color of the old one prior to my stain issue, and there is a nice seamed edging all the way around.  

I’m trying to get it glued on tonight so it can set.  I just couldn’t wait!  My eyes sting from fatigue andI need to go to bed.  But, I’m just so excited I can hardly stand it!  I want to hold my Bible! 

I read on the Coach website that the beginnings of the Coach company came from thoughts about the softness of a baseball glove.  That was funny to me, I’ve said that’s how I’ve always wanted my Bible to feel, like a worn in, soft, leather glove.  Same “usefulness”!   To protect us from the hardballs of life!  HA!

My hub and son KEPT shaking their heads saying, “Have you ever heard of eBay?” But, used, worn a bit?  It MIGHT have brought $40.00.  I would have paid more than that for a straight peice of leather, much less one with a zipper, pocket and binding.  It was worth more to me!

Lord God, thank you.  There is was, waiting for me in my own possession already, like most everything else you want to give us.    

(I’ll add pics here tomorrow, hopefully).

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  • 1. Cj  |  December 18, 2007 at 9:35 am

    what a find!

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