Disaffected Prep

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Keep your money where you can see it

There is an "old money" joke here that writes itself.

A recent interest of mine is old bank money bags - there are a ton on eBay - and thinking about creative uses for them. A couple of representative auctions can be found here and here. There is something cool about these moneybags that is more than just 'vintage' - it also represents an era that emphasized money as tangible and local, versus our globalized "cashless" economy.

I've seen artisans craft old grain sacks into pillows, so I figured old money bags would make a great room accessory too. Maybe I would buy an old money bag, then get one of the grain sack pillow makers to create my custom pillow for me. I mean - how genius is that?

Looks like someone on Etsy already beat me to the puch.

Guess I wasn't onto something wholly original after all! The bags by the artisan are really top drawer. Even the choice of the bag - Amarillo National Bank - just sounds cool. And the price of $22 is pretty unbeatable.

You can check out the rest of Leslie Janson's vintage textile goods at her Etsy website.

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