Sunday, January 25, 2009


So get this, last night my brother Don calls me and says, "When are you going to update your blog?!" Apparently, he keeps tabs on me. lol I have been so busy with work, life etc...that I have not had time to go my blog other than to comment on a few of my blogger friends. I told him that I'd do a birthday blog for us as his birthday is Monday the 26th and mine is the 28th. Pictures and all and he liked that. lol

SOOOO, today dahlings my blog is on a fantastic purse organizer called the VIP or Very Important Pouch made by Tintamar in France. I received one for Christmas from a faaaabulous co-worker who went to France this past December. Oh, I was sooo excited when I opened it. I am one of those persons who buys their purse to accommodate my husband. All I ever here is where are the keys or where is the flashlight. In my purse I say. Then from out of nowhere, PLOP on my lap goes my purse along with hubby saying, "I am NOT going to fish through your purse, YOU find it". LOL It doesn't work to buy a small purse with the mind set that you are only going to carry what you need BECAUSE... in NO TIME and I do mean NO TIME you are stating...I have to get a bigger purse, this is just NOT working!! And....I hate those purse that have that zipper or center divider that gives you two pouches. I want one open center. I want to see what I have all at once NOT shove one side over while half the small stuff on the bottom gets hidden in the fold. So here is my purse. A fake Coach, I don't believe in spending hundreds of dollars on a name when it is going to wear out just as fast as a fake.......

This is one side of the VIP, the zipper holds my change, it has a pocket just above that and one on the side.

This is the other side with 4 pockets.
This is the inside
These are the items that I put in my pouch, pepper spray, glasses in case, pens, make-up pouch, cell phone, money and pads of paper.
Look at this lovely tea pot charm my daughters future MIL made for my cell phone. Isn't it just the cutest thing you ever saw?
The next few pictures show all that stuff put in this fabulous pouch.
Here are the other items in my purse. Wallet, brush, motorcycle wallet (cause I never know when I am going to go two wheeling), flashlight with compass, compact scissors, pocket knife and lovely Lavender soap sheets. I know, you are asking, pocket knife AND pepper spray? Well I work in Oakland, CA (20yrs now) and it is just not a safe place. One must be prepared!
Here is a close up of those Lavender soap sheets I got from The Victorian Trading Co. I haven't used them yet but I am sure they are lovely.
and last but not least....all that stuff in my purse, all organized.
I am telling you, this is THEEE best invention. My purse is so organized know and even my husband will get what he needs because he can see it at a glance. You know, that could be a bad thing, I am going to have to rethink that. LOL I know you can take it from purse to purse but they come in so many different colors that I want to get more but you can only buy them online in french stores. They cost about $35.00 and if you add international shipping on top of that anyone going to France anytime soon?????


Janeen said...

That really is a great giftie you got there. I lurve it! Great post and I like your new banner picture!

Well guess what, our girl is sick We left minutes after you did. She was bouncing outside and that got her even worse. First it was the boy who just has a bit of a cough now, then my Man whose about 90% better and now her. So far, I'm still healthy!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

That is not a purse that is LUGGAGE! (And I want one ...) :o) LOL
I carry a pocket knife also ... and a semi-auto. I've 'carried' for years and years. I like the motorcycle wallet! I do that too. I have a leather one that I can just grab with drivers license, etc. when we go two wheelin'.
I'm so glad you're back posting. Bloggy Land has MISSED YOU and your wonderful posts.
God bless. ♥ ∞

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

PS: I'm jealous the new banner. :o) Where did you get it, if you don't mind my asking? Sorry I didn't say that the first time. Bless ya! ♥ ∞

Tea Time With Melody said...

Hi Sparky, I got the banner by googling Thomas Kinkaid pictures. Just picked the one I liked.

Anonymous said...

I am a total purse addict (ask my sister!), and I LOVE your purse! I think my sister might be planning a trip to France in the next couple of years...I hope!...I'll have to ask her to get one for me. :)

Ginger said...

Hi Melody:
I love that organizer!!! I was laughing at what all you carry in your purse...isn't it heavy?
I broke down and bought a Coach purse at an outlet store in Vegas. I've never spent that much ever on a purse and probably won't ever do it again. I love the purse, except it is heavy, even without anything in it. I need an organizer for it though, everything falls to the bottom.

Michelle said...

Oh this purse is genius! I am so bad at keeping my purse organized. I'm so afraid with this much room who knows what I would continue to stash away in it. Lol!

GrandmaK said...

What a great bag...My Vera Bradley is petty much the same way...Now it will hold my "baby" computer when we travel. Good for you! Cathy

GrandmaK said...

Oops! Meant to tell you how beautiful your new picture at the top is! Cathty

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

You sure have a very organized bag.
It puts mine to shame... I can never find anything on mine.
I need to try and be more organized!!!
Debbie Moss

P.S- Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
For your wonderful coment, regarding my mantel!

Steph said...

Oh, soooo cool!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Wow! Love that purse organizer. There is got to be somewhere in the states that sell them!! If not, someone should make some. Such a great idea!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Melody!

Now THAT is a SMART purse! I need one of those too!!

I wish I was off to France! I'll let you know when I go, lol, it wont be this year though :)

Thanks for stopping by too and leaving such sweetie pie comments, you are so kind!! Hugs, Cynthia

RoyalTLady said...

Thanks for dropping and leaving beautiful comments. Yes, perhaps it's a good idea to have it printed and keep for Harith to read later in his life.

NOW I know what's inside your purse...:)

So organized. I love your bag, the handle looks so strong and no wonder it could accommodate such weight.

Lovely post.

Hunki Dori said...

Post is very interesting,I really like your blog & the way you wriiten it ..
Thanks for sharing this creative ideas.
Tintamar handbag organizer

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