It was love at first sight when it came to these straw bags covered in sequins!!! They quickly became known as the mermaid purses as labeled by my daughter. They were perfect for lunch with the gals and dinner with the husband. They hold a cellphone, small wallet, lipstick and pack of tissues perfectly. They have been borrowed by friends for weddings, the opera and class reunions. Almost all the sequins have come off the handles, but I don't mind, they are still beautiful and quite sturdy despite their delicate appearance!
What I do mind is not enjoying them regularly. So when they are not accompanying me or one of my friends, they do this:
I have many vessels that I love to hold flowers, something you have likely gathered by now is a favorite topic. But, in keeping with LBE why not use something beautiful that you love.....to hold something else beautiful that you love? I simply place a tall plastic drinking cup filled with water inside the bag, add a few of my hydrangea stems and voila...I have two shimmering summer arrangements! So take a look around and grab something beautiful that can do double duty!!!
All photos via A&A