Many of you may have read about a recent item that I ordered from the fabulous Woody Ellen, a Belgian artist who sells the most beautiful bags, purses and accessories featuring her art work.
I knew that I had a little bit of a wait, as the handbag was out of stock. This was fine, as I was happy to wait for the design I really wanted.
Well, this week a big cardboard box arrived. Looking on the outside, I saw the Belgian postmark and immediately knew what it was!
Cue instant excitement that had me reaching for the scissors to open the box.
Inside, was the prettiest bag I have ever owned. And the prettiest purses. And the prettiest compact mirror….
The quality of the bag is just so lovely. From the printing, to the gold metal clasp, to the rigid handle. Everything about it just makes me smile. It is light to hold, and the handle curves beautifully in your hand.
The card wallet has enough space for 12 cards (more if you double them up), and the coin purse has adequate space for all your coppers. The Compact mirror is a double sided mirror with a cushioned fabric outside.
The illustration on the accessories is taken from the bigger picture, and highlights 2 of the birds. I can never resist a matched set, and so this is just perfect for me.
I couldn’t wait to use the bag, and spent an hour picking and choosing what to put inside (from my normal huge dustbin of a bag I use)
Whilst I won’t be using this as an every day bag, I wanted to show it off for the first time. I will be using it with my vintage dresses and on special occasions. However, it was just to pretty to resist, even with my work uniform!
Woody Ellen is a lovely illustrator, and a lovely lady to speak to. I found her really helpful in helping me with my order, and her emails were lovely.
I know this won’t be the first bag I order from her, as I have my eye on a couple of others. I just need to have my birthday arrive sooner than July!!!
What do you think to my collection? Is it to your taste? Should I have ordered one of the other designs?
Till next time