When I think about beauty, some things instantly come to mind that stand for this elusive concept.
Like this woman for example:
Grace Kelly has a perfect first name: she is grace personified and grace is a big part of beauty. Grace was famous for carrying a particular Hermès bag, which was eventually re-named the Kelly in her honor.
A real Kelly bag by Hermès is very, very expensive and probably not suited to my lifestyle anyway, I probably would be afraid to even carry such a luxurious item.
But look what my dear husband has been doing on the sly for a while…
He didn’t finish it in time for Christmas, but allowed me to make photos of the nearly finished bag.
He made it out of Hermès carrier bags. 🙂
Now if that is not a beautiful thing, I don’t know what is…
Awww, so sweet. I have only recently discovered your blog (through reading APJ blog) and I’m really enjoying it! Thank you! I especially liked reading some past entries on Vol de Nuit vintage parfum and Interlude Man, which I have also only just discovered and love!
I’m glad you found my blog and like it.
Those two perfumes are gorgeous!
Oh my goodness, B! That brought tears to my eyes. What a great man you have.
He is quite the catch, I have to say so myself. 🙂
That is the sweetest idea that I have heard in a while! What a talented and thoughtful husband you have.
Thank you, dear Sandra!
Very thoughtful. Clearly a 21 Century Man. How many 100ml flacons will that hold per shopping trip? However, just like perfume, one is never enough. I think you will need one for each arm.
I think it’ll hold quite a few bottles. And in some cases – like handbags and husbands – one is enough (at least one at a time, and that is referring to handbags only of course. 😉 )
Omg! There’s one of those bags on EBay for over $70,000US finishing in 20 minutes, hurry up ladies!
See! It’s crazy…
Tell the husband we are extremely impressed.
Will do! (Which will make him extremely proud.)
Your husband sounds marvelous. Not only a fabulous sense of humour, according to Portia’s accounts, but also incredibly thoughtful *and* creative!
OT: you very much evoke Grace Kelly in my mind. It’s the sylph-like beauty and grace.
He is very creative, there is almost nothing he can’t build or repair, it’s very practical indeed.
Thank you so much for that lovely compliment, Kafka!
What a lovely, thoughtful husband you have! 🙂
Thank you, Ines. 🙂
He is a keeper! That might be one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard of a man doing.
That will so go to his head, I’ll never hear the end if it… 🙂
That is such a beautiful thing to do and must earn him at least one thousand husband points 🙂
I hear that for 2000points you get a free dishwasher. 😉
Seriously though, it is a very lovely thing to do.
Agree with Kafka…you have a similar look to Grace Kelly 🙂 !!
And your husband is definitely a “keeper”!
Thank you, brie!
What a lovely man. Congratulations on a rare find (the man) the bags can be bought but not thoughtfulness like that.
That’s quite true, Shelly!
Of all the people I know in person and on the internet you, Birgit come closest to the beautiy and grace of Grace Kelly. And that BAG!! It is magnificent. Now that is a labor of love.
My best to you and your lovely husband.
Thank you, dear Lanier, you always pay me such lovely compliments. I truly treasure them. xo
Wow! Your husband is a very creative and clever guy (not to mention thoughtful).
I did see a chainsaw made out of Chanel carrier bags at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. However, that would be for a different taste.
Haha, that is great!
There are days when I wouldn’t mind the chainsaw actually, especially such a stylish one. 😉
AND you’re a lot happier than Grace Kelly ever was!
Your sweet husband is the coolest guy. I still remember his wonderful guest post about the dining spots that the two of you hit in NYC — and especially his thumbs-up account of the Kramer tour and lunch at the Soup Nazi place.
And now this Hermes bag? Amazing. Very well done, Mr. OT!! 🙂
The Kramer tour earned him a lot of points with you apparently. 🙂
He cannot deal with praise and acts grumpy when confronted with all those lovely comments. 😉
I frankly think that your husband’s gift is 100% more beautiful than any Kelly bag. Amazing craftmanship!
Thank you, that’ll sure go to his head. 😉
Birgit, your husband is definitely The husband! 🙂 It’s a very sweet thing to do. I’d take that type of a bag over any bag in the world.
You are a very special woman: you’ve chosen a very special man and still inspire him to do such wonderful things.
Now I’m really embarrassed and don’t know what to say, aside from: thank you.
Thoughtful, personal AND Hermes – what a wonderfully happy combination, I agree with everyone else, he is definitely a keeper! x
He is, Alex. Thank you! 🙂
Oh, what a lovely, lovely husband! Mine made me one too, many years ago. It even lights up when opening and has a built in mirror. But it’s so heavy that I can’t take it anywhere. But I displayed it so that I can see it every day 🙂 – We should really cherish there guys! 🙂 Have a lovely evening! 🙂
lovely to “meet” you!
Your husband made a Kelly too? That’s so great! We seem to have very skilled men by our sides. 🙂
No, it wasn’t a Kelly, it was a cubic style bag. I will write about it one of these days- thanks for your input, made me realize just how sweet they can be 😉
Then I’m looking forward to your upcoming post.
Wow, that’s love! Congratulations on having a skilled husband who is so inspired by you, and congratulations to your husband as well. (I always think it’s important for a man to have a muse:)). I just saw that Undina wrote the same thing, but I was thinking it already, promise!
That’s so sweet of you, Kimberly. Thank you. 🙂
Wow, that is the sweetest gift ever! You are one lucky woman Birgit!
It’s lovely and I can’t wait for it to be ready. 🙂
You just know that a man who can fashion such a beautiful bag will be able to perform transformative wizardry in and around the jawline.
The good man is quite dexterous with his hands indeed.
Oh. My. God. Wow. I know hubbies like to let things go to their heads, but THIS…this is amazing!!! So sweet and thoughtful! This tops the hi-tech gadgets some people get as gifts..ahem. 😉 Seriously, what a lovely gesture of love.
Ha, thank you!
He definitely has his moments. 😉
Finally! Stunning! He’s a real artist, but didn’t we know this already:-) chapeau!
He will love to hear that, G! Thank you! 🙂