Earlier today I posted my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside. In the post, I told that I initially planned to post a photo of the inside of my purse. This was because I was short on ideas and the deadline was approaching. Fortunately, another photo-op presented itself and I scraped posting the photo. As a humorous afterthought, I declared I would share the original purse picture if anyone was interested. Well, Karen at small house/BIG GARDEN was interested – so here it is. I think of it as a twist on the “selfie”. It is reveling.
All my purses look fairly ordinary from the outside. On the inside, well, that’s a different story. In this photo you can see a wild print lining. I always go for a loud lining. It is often what closes the deal on whether I purchase the purse or pass it by. This spotted print just makes me happy each and every time I dig into my handbag. Granted, it’s a small thing, but I think these small joys make for a good day and I think a nice life is made up of lots and lots of small joys strung together.
Also, take note of the sparkly plastic turquoise cosmetic case (from my favorite everything 99 cents store) next to the equally sparkly purple Whiting & Davis wallet (from my favorite everything way, way, way over 99 cents store). They are useful, super cute, and I love them equally. These two items, living side by side in my purse may reveal a little something about me, as well. I have a taste for the posh and the paltry. It applies to small accessories and it applies to people places and things.
I bet you never guessed that a purse portrait could say so much.
“A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you!” – Billy Connelly