Tuesday, May 8, 2012

An Attache



There are those things that you buy from time to time that you never thought you needed, or even wanted for that matter.  The other day, it was a wicker attache case with leather handle and brass hardware.

The three of us saw her in an antique store (the babies and me) and by majority vote we decided to buy her for $32. 

For something that I didn't know I needed, or didn't even want, and for something I'll probably never use, I thought that it was a bargain! 


What do you think? 

Shall I schedule a business meeting? 

Probably not, but maybe I should use it to bring my laptop somewhere...like a cafe. Or more practically, from upstairs to downstairs (for very important breakfast negotiations).  


Photos by Hubby.

70 comments :

Jennifer C. Webb said...

lovely and as usual beautiful photography. I would store my paint brushes in her...out of reach from little bandits (2 and 3 year olds)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nice find indeed...glad you agreed to buy it..haha!!!

KELLY said...

What fun, punchy little photographs! I'm really digging the clogs, are those Dr. Scholls???

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, I would have bought that too. Just beautiful. I think it would look fab sitting on a shelf in an office holding spare paper or boring stuff like all the manuals for appliances and such.

agnė said...

Just ♥ it. :) And photos are awesome as always. :)

agnė said...

Just ♥ it.
And photos are awesome as always! :)

EarthAppleJane said...

That's a real treasure! I've been looking for something quirky and stylish just like that to hold my potato jewellery when I am off to the markets. I know you will use it wisely! Cheers Jane

Sheila said...

Awesome find....I would have bought it myself. :)

Little House on the Big River said...

You make me smile!

Katherine said...

Oh, what a score. Very smart indeed to pick this gem up. Can you imagine opening up this case at the coffee shop and taking out your laptop to work on a post?

kayce hughes said...

Love it!
Then again I do have a bit of a thing for that sort of a thing!

Sunny said...

I love it! I'm a big fan of wicker and $32 is a great price. Margaret and Graham have great taste...just like Mom!

for the love of a house said...

love it and love how thin it is, very unusual! but I really LOVE your Dr. Scholls- I haven't had a pair in almost 30 years and I need some- I used to love wearing them. too cute!
xxjoan

Lynne said...

Delightful . . . wouldn't it be fun to know the history?

Ashley said...

This is such a perfect piece, so many uses! Great find...~Ashley

Angie said...

I think using it as a laptop tote is a wonderful idea - it's beautiful!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

The Silver Bunny said...

Those babies have got good taste, you were right to listen to their advice !

pve design said...

Trina,
It looks as if it was made for you. Perhaps it might serve for hiding special treats from those terrific twins of yours. I do adore the color and that it looks lovingly cared for.
pve

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Kelly,
Yes they are! I feel like a kid wearing them as they were so big when I was growing up.
Trina

the gardener's cottage said...

hi trina,

that thing is amazing! great find.

loving your dr scholls. i can't believe how expensive they are now. i remember when they were like $12.

love the chambray too!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Looks lovely....I would have liked to see the inside of it too. If you carry your 'puter downstairs in it would you need to line it to stop the'puter rattling? Joan

Minerva said...

Just like you sometimes I get to buy some things I really don't need but eventually I find use to it. But I think that attache is cute unusual..

andy said...

I love odd prices like this! !! Very neat. Have a great day

Simply LKJ said...

A fantastic piece! Just beautiful to look at, but functional as well. I miss Dr. Scholls...hope they are making a comeback.

kathy said...

I love your attaché! It is wonderful. I would have bought it, too. I am certain you will find something to store in it. It might look nice on display until you do!

An Urban Cottage said...

I think you just started a new Dr. Scholl's trend.

I would have bought that myself. Would be great with a searsucker suit. What a great find for $32.

Bonnie said...

Stock with paper and crayons for Margaret and Graham. Great art kit to take on an outing. Crayons could go in a drawstring bag.

Dianne said...

Love it! I would have bought it too. The photography is beautiful as usual. I especially love your entire outfit!!!

Kris Vogelsang said...

I would have bought it too! I have a weakness for natural wicker. And yes, love the Dr. Scholl's-a good thing that's coming back from my younger days!

BaileyWife said...

So very funny....and so VERY true of how us women think....
~Kim

Anonymous said...

Love it. and your Dr Schols too
www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

Thoughts for the day said...

Awesome find... Love it when something just jumps into my cart and it feels good to bring it home.

Katia said...

Great find! What a cute outfit your wearing! Where do you like to shop for clothes? I'm at a loss lately with where to buy clothes. I'm just not ready for the styles at the mall..

Debby said...

I just like the look of the case. Ithink it would be neat to have it on a table with somebooks or something on it.
I used to wear those shoes when I was alot younger. Oh how it hurt if you stepped off of them. I see that they are coming back.
Now, your shirt. I have a pink one and a white one just like that. I went to the dentist and left with a bleach mark on my pink one. They are my absolute favorite shirts. I went to the store that I bought it at and they had them on sale plus 60% off of the sale price. But they didn't have my size. But,they ordered them and they are being shipped to my house free of charge for $11 each......I got a new pink one and that blue one. I am so excited. Aren't they perfect shirts.

Lee said...

It's very beautiful. I would also have it in my livingroom on a coffee table on display as well as using it. Looks lovely. I love it. You look great for having two babies Trina. Very skinny minny.
Lisa

Gretchen said...

I'll attend your meeting anyday. Great purchase for you and your assistants!

Gretchen

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Katia,
Shirt is from Old Navy - last year. White pants from a consignment store in Portland.
I'm a bit overwhelmed with fashion so I keep it really simple. Perhaps a bit too simple!
Trina

24 Corners said...

Love it! These types of wonderfully unnexpected & uneeded (so you thought) purchases are the very best! You in your cute little outfit, and your adorable attache are the personification of summer...picnic style meetings being the only ones allowed of course! ;)
xo J~

My Little Bungalow said...

The whicker attache is great, the outfit is adorable, but the shoes definitely take the cake! I couldn't believe it when I saw them! Dr. Scholl's wooden sandals ... boy, that takes me back. I loved them when I was a kid. I may need to buy a pair, but $65? Oh, what the heck. Are yours new or old?
Claudia

Nancy said...

I love your attache but what really caught my eye are your shoes. Please tell me those are new and where you got them because I remember having them in high school and would love another pair. They used to be made by Dr. Scholl's, I think but I don't see them on their website.

Michelle said...

Love it. It would look great just on a table. With books on top of it.Or open with office supplies in it.

Carol Ann said...

I'm going to make you feel better. I bought 200 business cards and I don't have a business or a blog or anything that would warrant buying business cards. But they were cute and I convinced myself I would use them. I haven't, but I don't care...they are just so darn cute.

Mary Lou said...

I love it! Good decision.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have those buys too.

So glad to hear other people do as well.

Nancy said...

Should have know to check Zappos for the sandals....$49-60.

designchic said...

I am completely obsessed and what a deal...you could not possibly have left her!! Perfect atop a table as decoration too...

kindsofhoney said...

Sooooo cute. Perfect blend of casual and professional. I have a feeling you'll end up using it more than you think!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Nancy,
I bought mine last summer in a local shoe store. Glad you found some, they are so fun to wear. Happy sandal season to you!
Trina

Iris said...

I'm glad that you all voted on the purchase. Democracy is key!

Anonymous said...

A perfect attaché for work picnics filled with favorite baby snacks, coloring and little found treasures. And soon you will be looking for special places to save your children's masterpieces! Oh, they will be endless sources of love and joy for you and "hubby"!

Anonymous said...

Those type of purchases are the best kind! The wonder and anticipation of how it will be used never gets old. Down the road you will find its useful purpose or, just as good, the perfect person to gift it to. Nice.

Jenny Rose-Innes said...

I would have bought it in a heartbeat !! I love wicker and this is so unusual. Leave it open with magazines lying inside it? Jenny

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Great find! I love it!!! It's very "Breakers" looking!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy mothers day!

Enjoy your beautiful babies!

Love you find!

Elizabeth

Amanda Marie said...

I love everything about this attache...and the sweetly sarcastic way that you've doted on it in this post. Just adorable!

northsidefour said...

What a lovely find, I imagine the inside with a navy gingham, or maybe red? I think it would make a lovely tabletop, or a perfect place to store anything for an on the go summer. Beautiful!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh I love it indeed. GREAT decision. Thioe twins have fabulous taste (ya know with their voting and all;)

Diane James Home said...

Love it - what a chic addition to any outfit and would love to walk into a stuffy meeting, swinging it non-chalantly!

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! this is lovely! i was thinking, maybe we can follow each others blog?! :X

FashionSpot.ro

Beauty Follower said...

I like it!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh it looks amazing.

Sarah said...

Excellent and so pretty! What I really noticed was your Dr. Scholl's!! Love those too! ;-))

Millie said...

I think you've started a trend here dear Trina, you could have off loaded at least 60 attaches through this post alone! No sandals here, it's warm Winter boots for this chick, enjoy your glorious Spring days.
Millie xx

White Verandah said...

amazing photos hubby!

Carol said...

It's simply lovely. So even if you were to take it on business, it would so feel like a picnic instead of work. So charming.

Smiles,

Carol

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

You will treasure this for years and remember strolling along with the wee ones, when you spotted it. Enjoy!

Chykarea said...

Just found your blog. I am a new follower and new to blogger. What the wonderful farm there. I love your design, color, and nature around you :-) I wish my house could grow some flower like you but the weather in Bangkok is good for that. Will come to visit your bolg more often.

Hugs,
Chutima

DEANNE said...

Ilove the briefcase, but what intrigued me more were the shoes. Are those Dr.Scholls??? Yes i just really dated myself I know, I have not seen them in years, where did you ever find them??
I know, your thinking"I write this fabulous blog, I've been in Country Living, and this crazy person notices my shoes" REALLY? REALLY?? I do really enjoy your blog and as luck would have it I have that issue of Country Living also, so I really am a fan!! Blessings to you and yours!!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Deanne,
They are Dr. Scholls and I bought them last summer...or maybe the summer before that I think! They are new and you can find them on the Dr. Scholls web site, although I found mine in a local shoe store here in town.
Happy sandal season!
Trina

teaorwine said...

Love, love, love the Dr. Scholls!! I wore them all through college and a very long time ago...a great memory.

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