A few years ago, a dear friend of mine, Noelle, took her mom, Rose, shopping. I’m not sure where all they went, but I do know they found some really good bargains at some flea markets and yard sales. We all love our thrift shopping, don’t we?
Rose was really excited when she found a nice stash of Vera Bradley™ purses at one of the thrifty shopping places. When Rose called out to Noelle, she couldn’t remember the famous name of these quilted and colorful purses (she was at least 80 at the time). So, Rose just told her to come and look at all the pretty “Sarah” purses. I loved that story then, and I love it even more, now because Rose went home to be with her maker a couple of years ago.
When Noelle reported this delightful account, I told her that when I got rich and famous, I would design a purse and name it, “Sarah Rose” for her mama.
Not surprisingly, I’m still waiting for the rich and famous part, but I did design and make a little purse I have named my “Sarah Rose” – I’ve blended a little bit of country with a little bit of city bangle. Blue denim dressed with pink beading around the edge.
Here’s to you Rose! Here is your namesake, Sarah Rose.
© 2014 Cat Brennan