paper or plastic?


I shop.  I shop for food. Every day. I shop a lot!
Since it has become fashionable – in America – not to use the bags from the grocery store any more,
I am happy to use bags that I bring from home.
Most everyone has a basket for their grocery shopping in Germany, so this was nothing new to me.

I still have my basket. These days we use it to carry around the finishing touches that are needed in the cottages.
Oh, you know the creamer, sugar and coffee and some soaps and shampoos that are needed in the bathrooms.
It was extremely expensive when I bought it the year Mike and I were married and very heavy. The basket has been through 3 moves.
1 across the Atlantic, and 2 across the U.S. and there is still absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The only problem I have right now is  –
I cannot locate it.  I must have left it in a cottage last November, when we closed.

Without further delay, here are the bags I am using at the moment.   I love them and I am always on the look out for new designs, that are not like the ones that the grocery store sells

1. the bag from World Market.  It is woven of cotton – I have 5 of these.

2.  the bags from Barnes & Noble.  We shop there a lot for books.  I have 2 of these.  I really like the design, can you see the books?

3.  The Mickey head tree bag from Ivanka. There is one checker at Glen’s who always comments on that one.

4. the  new Mickey head bag bought at World of Disney in N.Y. by Kirby

And last but not least, the bag that you have already seen.  I love this bag!

A fashion statement!

12 thoughts on “paper or plastic?

  1. I love your reusable bags (especially the Mickey Tree!). I’ve developed quite an addiction to them recently and always grab a few if I find cute prints and designs.

  2. I seem to be collecting my fair share of them as well. I really like that Barnes and Noble bag, I might just have to go and see if they have any like that at ours. 🙂

  3. I’ll see what I can find for you in AnnArbor..Maybe I should send you a picture of mine, I have 4 hanging in my car..it is AnnArbor after all

  4. Wonderful bag selection. I am especially intrigued with the last one of the Mad Hatter. (Saw the previews to Alice in Wonderland at the movies this weekend.) Good for you to carry bags! Go, Iris!

  5. I love that you are trying to help the earth and I REALLY love the Alice in Wonderland bag. How cool!

  6. Love the new Alice bag!

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