Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Today it was time to do something about the messes of bags (mostly plastic) that have accumulated in
the hallway closet—you know, the kind of situation where it all comes falling out when the door is opened?  Because when it was closed the last time, I stuffed everything in just enough to get the door closed and hoped for the best!

I like plastic bags just as much I like and collect cloth ones, and there are some I just want to hang on
to forever.  I keep them because they will be “useful” at a certain future day.

For example, isn’t this
large bag with handles so handy and convenient?

This was a souvenir someone
brought back for us from England; certainly Sainsbury’s is my favorite grocery chain


And who wouldn’t look classy at a homeschool convention carrying one of these around?  Although I have to admit, I’m not sure where else I would carry it….  It surely was an
expensive bag, with the gold and all, so I shouldn’t throw it away—it would be
too wasteful.

This one is not my favorite, but it’s the right size, the right price, and the right kind of helpful
plastic.  It is a very handy bag!  Because of its appearance, I don’t find myself using it very often.  But I need to keep it just in case.  

These always show you have good taste and a lot of money (or you HAD a lot of money till you acquired the bag).  


But my favorites are the ones that bring back wonderful memories. 
And they’re handy for showing off.  I can’t use them very often because I wouldn’t want to lose them, you know:    

And here’s the best of all:



  1. We have one of the GCC ones... or we did, I'm not sure if it's still around... but mostly Wal*Mart bags.  :)

  2. you have an awesome collection. I am amazed you feel safe posting about it on a public blog lest someone decide to rob you.

  3. I have a cherished Harrod's bag -- a gift from a student from when I first taught freshman composition at FSU.   It's dark blue heavy shiny vinyl over a kind of fabric, and it's a nice size, about 12" x 18".   Thanks for the tour!

  4. I recognized so many of those they could almost be in my closet!

  5. You have a great collection and you are right to do it because I think the plastic bag will be disappearing because they are not destructible in the nature and so pollute it and are cause death of many sea mammifers . Your collection will be the witness of  a period . Keep it preciously .

  6. Thanks for stopping by my site recently to lave a comment.  Always appreciated! 
    The photo of the Sainsbury bag brought back lots of great memories.  So thanks for that as well!