"Olympia" bag - this is a beautiful, small handbag made from a fabulous cream high quality cotton fabric with a pattern of birds, bird cages, butterflies and pink and blue flowers. It is lined in a cream lining with blue, green and fawn spots - the same fabric which is used to make the handles. There is a small pocket inside for holding a mobile or smart phone and the whole bag is finished off with a 6 inch long strap at the top to prevent items falling out.
There is a magnetic clasp on the top of the bag, fixed onto a circle of blue leather which in turn is hand stitched to the bag using double thickness of silk embroidery thread for strength and durability. There is a heavyweight interfacing between the main fabric and the lining to give the bag added strength and to ensure that the bag will stand securely. The handles are made from quadruple layers of high quality cotton fabric and are 19 inches in length meaning that the bag can be carried as a hand bag or as a shoulder bag. It can be used for carrying small items of shopping, books, music or carrying the general essentials that one packs into a handbag !
Most of my bags have a music themed title and whilst this bag does not have music notes on it, it was inspired by Olympia's song from the "Tales of Hoffmann " by Offenbach.
Les oiseaux dans la charmille translated as The birds in the bower,
Dans les cieux l'astre du jour The sky's daytime star,
Tout parle à la jeune fille d'amour! Everything speaks to a young girl of love
,So, a perfect gift for Valentine's Day!!
Also available in a fabulous blue fabric with contrasting pink lining
Width of bag: 14.5 Inches/37 cms
Height 10.5 inches/27 cms
Depth of bag 4.5 inches11 cms