Southern Glory Goods Co is a store on Etsy (here) carrying vintage feedsack purses, totes, clutches, aprons, pillows, slow poured candles, potpourri, and soooo much more from North Carolina artist Lisa Vann. I stumbled across her store while searching for a replacement of my faux leather Chinese production purse. No hate here. My China made purse has served me well, got loads of compliments and wore well considering the price paid, but it was time for a change. I have never been happy with traditional purses, so it was time to turn to a talented fiber artist to make me happy. And let me tell you, Lisa did NOT disappoint... And ask my family, I am crazy picky about handcrafted quality. She combined my love of collecting vintage feed sacks (also her love too!) with a nice size purse/tote and kept it stylish. Her sewing skills blew me away! Just look...
My first love was obviously the feedsack / sturdy tote combo. I always have dreamed of the perfect marriage of a purse with vintage muslin feedsacks. Well, here is the answer to my wishes. This wonderful snap closure tote showcases two feedsacks that double as pockets on the outside and inside... tons of storage! This blue side was the first feedsack to win me over... not sure why... it just did. (Although she has a blue tote with a sugar feedsack still calling to me. ;) Drat!! )
Here is the other side. Painstakingly vintage patched feedsack. It sings to my heart friends! Since seeing it in person, I am now favoring this side. Hmmm... Well, I can always flip it back and forth depending on the outfit. ;)
A peek at the inside. Loads of small pockets with a snap closure. Flawless! :)
Can't buy a purse without a clutch! This was purchased to keep my check book and smaller items in.
Zipper closure, padded and lined!
Both sides are equally impressive!
Mr. Hollow was just as amazed as myself about Lisa's skills as a fashion designer and creator. This purse/tote is expertly sewn and pieced together. Well worth the money paid. I commented to Mr. Hollow about my intentions of purchasing more in the future. My hubby never argued. Although he did mention this morning, about contacting her to make a DeKalb one for our area. We could even locate a bag to send her... After the conversation, I got on Etsy and nearly fell over. Look what Lisa listed today!!! She must be able to read minds as well. LOL I still love that darn blue sugar feedsack tote (still available in her store), but I had to purchase this one to represent the area. Alas, the blue sugar tote will wait for another day... Unless another one catches my eye first! ;)
If you want a beautifully crafted tote with some vintage snazziness or some of Lisa's other eye catching creations, check out Southern Glory Goods Co.. Lisa Vann is living her dream, as I am sure destiny intended. Her love and her God gifted talent lives in every detail of her creations. Check out her charming store on Etsy here.
*** My reviews from the past to current have never been based on items gifted to me for review. I simply believe in taking some of my hard earned money to make purchases from a wonderful world of talented artists and sharing with my friends those individuals who shine extra bright. :)