Hello! Happy Thursday! Only one more day until the weekend. I have so many plans I am getting antsy. I have been droning on lately about Fall because I absolutely love it, but I also LOVE the holiday season just as much.
In fact I am one of those people that Christmas shop early (I am already finished), wrap all of their gifts and bake for friends the last two weeks of November (I bake for 5 families) and decorate on Thanksgiving afternoon.
I like to get everything done early so that I can enjoy the month of December. I want to relax, go to the Nutcracker, see family, attend parties and all of the rest of the things associated with the holidays.
The reason I mention this is because there are fabulous treasures to be be purchased for gifts and I do not want you to miss out on them.
I actually found it a few weeks ago while paging through Victoria Magazine; which I purchased because of the stunning Fall arrangement on the front cover and the headline, “Scotland Splendor” two subjects that I am quite fond of.
Inside the magazine there was a beautiful photo shoot titled “Equestrian Elan” and spread over several pages, were picnic hampers, monogram stationary, wellies and a bag that stopped me in my tracks. Many of these items would make great Christmas gifts.
|Bag in photo above|
I immediately checked the sources and found that the bag is a Karen Burke BF Equine Utility Bag by Bravura from Etsy. I could not get to my computer fast enough to order this bag. It arrived a couple of days later and it is even more stunning in person than on the page of a magazine.
I took a few photos so that I could show you the beauty and quality of this bag, just in case you want to purchase something for yourself or friends and family.
The packaging is amusing as the bag comes packaged in tissue paper and a straw like cushion.
The bag itself is wool on the outside, canvas on the inside and has leather handles and straps to keep it closed.
The hardware is durable and compliments the bag nicely.
What do you think?
I love it!
I also received this key chain with a thank you attached, it is a great compliment to the bag or unique on its own. Karen uses her background in graphics and printing to make each piece special.
In addition to the bag I purchased there are key chains, totes, tea towels and more.
|Image Karen Burke Etsy|
The shop is actually looking a little sparse since I ordered my bag; as I checked it today there is a note that the article in Victoria Magazine has been quite a success for Karen and to drop in again soon as she is working to replenish her wares.
Do you feel like shopping for Christmas now? Or is September 27th still too early? Remember the early bird catches the worm.
Enjoy your day!