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
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
Labels: ebay, etsy, money bags