Floral Fancies

I decided that for Easter I would actually treat myself. In a vintage Facebook group, I had spotted a beautiful handbag, and had to know where it was from. What a fatal move!

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The owner of the bag introduced me to the work of Woody Ellen. A Belgian Illustrator, who paints the most beautiful floral and bird scenes. She has a whole range of bags, scarves, purses and even mirrored compacts.

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I couldn’t resist making a purchase. But which one to go with? I narrowed it down to five. Seriously, this could become a bit of an obsession!

I eventually narrowed it down to two, and then sat and thought about all the dresses I had, and what colour handbags I already owned.

Finally, It was decided. I had to go with a Pink one.

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I immediately placed an order for the Woody Ellen Bloom Set This consisted of a handbag, card purse and a coin purse. By buying them as a set, I saved a grand total of nearly £23.00. An absolute BARGAIN!

I am currently waiting for the items to arrive from Belgium. The website advises that the items are posted within 7-10 days, but as its the Easter break, it may take a few days longer.

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Being the impatient person that I am, I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I know there are another 4 designs that I would love to collect, so watch this space!

I plan on doing a full blog post on the arrival of the bag and other items. They really are stunning, so if you love handbags, especially Vintage style designs, pop over and see Woody Ellen here 

The other four choices I deliberated on are these………. Did I order the right one? What’s your favourite?

I can’t wait to hear what you think, especially to my final choice. I am sure the other ones will become part of my collection at some point…..

Till next time,


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  • So many cute choices, I totally wouldn’t of been able to pick but I do love the one you picked so good choice 😀

  • Wow these bags are gorgeous, I love the set you ordered – thanks for sharing x

  • Those are so pretty. Not the kind of style I’d normally buy, but, I’m tempted.

  • What some pretty accessories – I am loving the bags, you could make a real statement with them.x

  • I love them, I do love my handbags, I would not normally go for something like this, but have to say I am very tempted x

  • Wow how vintage and pretty these bags look.x

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh I love it – yes I think you chose the right one! What a bargain – I can’t wait to see what you think of the set. Kaz x

  • oh you can never turn down a bargain cant wait to see what you think

  • I like the second one – the blue floral bag.

  • Elizabeth

    Oh those are some seriously stunning handbags! I want one, but I have no wear to show it off!

  • Sadie Walker

    What a lovely blog. So glad my photo helped to show how gorgeous the bags are xxx. Sadie Walker/Sadie’s Fabulous 50s Style/sadiesfab50style

    • Tanya Brannan

      I will do another blog once they arrive 🙂

  • Hayley Ann Stewart

    Oh what a coincidence! I’m getting the bright blue one. Aren’t they just gorgeous?!

    • Tanya Brannan

      Absolutely beautiful!!! I can’t wait for the delivery xx

  • Kelly Fletcher

    They are absolutely amazing Tanya I’ve totally saved them to my favourite shops on Etsy

  • To be honest I want all of them, the pink one is lovely but so is the teal and blue one. Too hard to choose.

    • Tanya Brannan

      I’m giong to save for them all!!! 🙂

  • I love florals! I love the blue ones they’re so retro! xx

  • I hadn’t heard of this illustrator before, her work is so beautiful, each piece is literally a work of art. The bag you chose is absolutely gorgeous, I can see how it was so difficult to choose. x

    • Tanya Brannan

      I Know! But I WILL be ordering more 🙂

  • i love the design of these. the one with the bird is my favourite!