I believe I was about 8 years old when a dear family friend, Johnny Lawson, had me over to her house and as I sat with this dear old lady she started something that still to this day I love…purses. All shapes, sizes, colors, material…I LOVE them!! Every shopping experience would include a purse if I could possibly get by with it.
Most of my friends know of my obsession; some call it an fetish. I don’t care what it’s called…I just LOVE them!! I have Vera Bradley’s, Wal-Mart brand, Target brand, Kohl’s is also a favorite and my newest love is 31 Gifts (which include personalization). To say I have lots of purses would be an understatement…my guess for the current purse count in my house would be close to 75 purses. (Yes, it’s time for a friendly purse sale…anyone interested in a slightly used, sale priced purse?)
I could easily change my purse every day. I love to “play purses”. For those of you who do NOT know what that means, it means to either clean out or change purses. As a young toddler, the World’s Greatest 7th Grader loved to help me “play purses” but as the World’s Greatest 7th Grader, not so much. I can’t imagine why not! =)
Now the joy of playing purses is being passed on to my girls: Lex, Ky & My-Anna! They love to “play purses” with Aunt Jenny!! What a great memory for us to share…I can pass on my love of purses just as that dear old lady, Johnny Lawson, did to me. Did I mention that I love purses?
Now for those of you who go months and even *gasp* years without ever changing your purse…I envy you. I could not do that if my very life depended on it. I would be stir crazy within a few weeks…white hair and no doubt white jacketed doctors as well. Every purse I try the goal is to be like you…to love my purse so much it will work day in and day out. To date, I’ve not found such a purse.
As an adult, educated and slightly intelligent, I can see that my ability to “manage” my purses (buy new ones, take care of them, etc) is my attempt to control the uncontrollable things in my life – World’s Greatest 7th Grader growing up; needing to take care of Pop (the elderly father); being World’s Greatest Aunt to my namesake and the girls – Lex, Ky & My-Anna; time passing by to fast when I’m still just 29; etc…you get the idea. I love purses! Cloth lined, easy access to my necessities, pockets, zippers, straps…all the important issues when selecting THE perfect purse.
the view from my desk…with my newest love – the black purse with the hot pink “J”