Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Battered and bruised

I purchased this satchel from a recent boot sale for £2.00. I had seen the sellers at the boot sale each week, I'm assuming they were having a huge clear out as each week they always have something different to rummage through. The thing that strikes me most about this particular satchel is that scrawled inside it has a date saying '62 and the name Sally along with a surname and other scribblings. The following week I saw the same sellers at another boot sale and one of the women answered the phone as Sally! Amazing! The satchel belonged to her when she was a child, which makes it even more special that there is so much history behind it. The only unfortunate thing about this is that it's very battered and bruised, I've cleaned it a bit but I am not sure what else I can do? Does anyone have any tips for cleaning this type of leather? Obviously I can't really chuck it in the washing machine. I'd love to revive it a bit.


  1. It's so beautiful! I wish I knew some tips :( but hopefully you will find how to clean her up a bit more <3

  2. Why don't you get some leather dye and change the colour? You could just paint the flap and leave the rest neutral to look a bit different! x

  3. aah it's so cute, love it when things have a story!

  4. Hmmm, I'm not really sure how to clean that type of leather. Maybe your could try a pigmented leather polish to try and conceal the discolouration? This site might be of help: http://www.housecleaningcentral.com/en/cleaning-tips/clothing/leather-cleaning.html

    It's such a lovely satchel though so it would be worth saving! And I can't believe the price <3
    Your blog is beautiful by the way, I just stumbled upon it and I'm glad I did. Your style is beautiful xx

  5. oh, i have no idea, you know. i'm not good at cleaning such things :< sorry, but i think your blog is lovely.
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