Sunday, February 3, 2008

I bought a purse... yup... me... a purse

OK, so what. I bought a purse. First, I started actually carrying a purse about 2 years ago. Never before that, and it took me all this time to actually appreciate how valuable a purse is. After two years of experience, I don't forget it places, I keep my things in it, and I keep it zipped up. These are all skills and talents that most take for granted, but I had to learn them late in life. I have left my purse at the curling club twice, at school more than 10 times, and in the mall once. I have left my wallet out of my purse at least 20 times, so when I go to stores I have no money!. I carried my wallet under my arm for 25 years and continued to do that for another year or so, after I got my purse. Therefore, I carried my clutch wallet safely under my arm, and my purse over my shoulder....

My new purse
It all started with a conversation at work. I spoke with my VP who has the same doctor as I do. Laurie Burgess and we love her.. She is amazing. Her office is located right next door to the Jelly Cupboard and we talked about how it is a given that after your appt, you always take a walk through the Jelly Cupboard. (no website, sorry) Then Linda said, and after my "yearly" sparkle appt, I always treat myself and buy a little something there. Friday was that very appointment for me, and afterwards, off I trudged through snow banks over to the store. I spied the purses when I walked in, but didn't give them another thought, because I am sort of anti-purse in my heart, and the cost was not in the "a little something" range. The usual walk about was fun with a few new things in the very back, and there is a whole stand of WHITE dishes which I love browsing though. And with "a little something" in mind, I picked up every last little trinket I saw to see if it would do. But that purse kept showing up, and I actually picked it up and loved it. I put it down and moved on. Just then, a woman comes around the corner holding another purse and asks the lady at the cash if there are any other colors. She was holding a black one with green flowers. The cashier said no... and I thought she must have missed the two I was standing in front of. So I pointed them out to the woman. She picked up the orange one, put it down and picked up mine instead. That's when I got all fired up. She now had my purse. The first purse I ever really liked. So there she was, sauntering around the store with my purse. I continued to browse but my eye never left the woman. She returned to the green one and picked it up and held them side by side. I started to move in. I watched as she sat mine down and picked up the green one and the orange one. She sat down the orange one, and carried the green one away. I moved in and grabbed mine. I continued to walk about the store satisfied that even if I didn't buy it, she wasn't gonna either. As I walked, I put it on my shoulder, then I laid it down to see if it flopped over, then I opened it and put my new palm wallet in the side pocket to see if it fit. My celphone fit too. Then I walked upstairs with it and looked in the mirror at the top of the stairs. I am not actually sure how you shop for a purse, but I know that those three things mattered to me. But there was the issue of the "a little something" price limit. Here's the thing. Laurie has been my doctor for 16 years. That is 16 annual check ups. And I have never really bought "a little something" for myself. Soooooo


Everyone.... here is my 16 years worth of "a little something" pap purse.! Outside and In!!

10 comments:

Mick said...

Awesome Purse om! You've got great taste!!

Mick said...

Awesome Purse om! You've got great taste!!

S said...

that is hilarious. It's probably the one purse in the world that both Michelle and I would steal from you!

Jill said...

Gorgeous....that's definitely the one I would have bought!

Love that whole line, as a matter of fact, I gave some of their wallets as gifts this year!

SAM said...

I love those purses...I always buy the wallets as gifts...and also have a cherry wallet from them....love that purse...my mom has the similar style with flowers on it!! It's super cute...i think she has a green one...hey maybe you are that purse stealer my mom was talking about .....Jelly cubboard...yeppers...I think it was you! hahaha just joking...but she does have one with green flowers on it I believe!! hahah

ancient one said...

That is a cute purse and that was definitely a cute story..LOL I never carried a wallet under my arm. ..LOL Maybe I should learn how to do that. I always take too much stuff with me.. I need a purse!

Anonymous said...

Donna, I too was a non-purse girl until about three years ago and now I would not dream of not having one. And, I too, have been bedazzled by the Jelly Cupboard offerings (just ask Jill about my cell phone holder). I think I may just have to adopt your "little something" credo!
Taryn

GailM. said...

Have I been to the Jelly cupboard? I used to think that you buy a purse and have it for, say 10 years. I'm completely turned around.. I buy a summer straw purse, and I have a winter purse. I like you, do find comfort in just putting my wallet under my arm, leaving 2 hands free to leaf through bargains at the store..

Josee said...

I'm thinking I should book that appointment I have been putting off and take a detour to the jelly cupboard after. I mean, a girl can never have too many purses after all I bought 10 while I was in Italy.

cpm said...

LOVE the purse! Great taste! it's no wonder you're my BEST FRIEND!lol! I bought my firt Jelly Cupboard purse last month and love it too! Great place!!!