firefly farm goods


handbags & totes

I am delighted to offer you these unique handmade bags.  Each one is designed and sewn by me with much care and attention to detail.  Old textiles and buttons found at flea markets and tag sales are rescued and used to create a truly special and one-of-a-kind item. 

Thank you for taking a look

~Debbie

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*Shipping rates are determined by weight and calculated by entering your zip code prior to checkout.

Please see the Ordering Page for more specific information, and be sure to contact me if you have any questions. I would be happy to email you additional photos of a bag, if desired.

* International Customers::Before ordering, please e-mail with your location for a shipping quote.*

 

 

no.1 { the fleischmann malting company tote } **SOLD**

  • this roomy bag is constructed from an old, cotton grain sack from The Fleischmann Malting Co., Buffalo, NY.; lettering on front of tote only; back of tote just has the blue/gray striping.
  • bag is fully lined with gray-colored canvas, and interlined as well
  • inside: two 7-inch pockets & two pen pockets
  • 1-inch wide genuine supple black cowhide straps, approximately 17" in length with a 7.5" drop and reinforced with antique nickel plated rivets
  • top bag opening: 20.5 inches
  • height: 15.5 inches
  • base: 15 inches wide x 6 inches deep

{Note:  As with any old textile, there may be minor discolorations and/or imperfections which add to the charm and character of the bag.}
 
Price....................$ 100.00 USD + shipping *
 
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no.2 { simple leather bag } **SOLD OUT**

  • this simple, classic bag is constructed from supple 4 oz. brown, oil-tanned cowhide
  • 1-inch wide handle of brown cowhide {7-8 oz. ~ 1/8 inch thickness}; 22 inches long with approximately 11" drop
  • hardware: antique brass plated rivets, and 1-1/2 inch rings
  • bag is unlined

 

  • top bag opening: approximately 15 inches across
  • base: approximately 12 inches x 3 inches
  • height: approximately 14.75"

{Note:  Leather will have natural variations in color and markings.}

 Price..............$ 150.00 USD + shipping*

 

 

 

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no.3 { Buffalo NY tote } *SOLD*

  • This roomy tote is made from a rescued grain sack and is lined with a sturdy tan-colored cotton twill.
  • Original graphics on the front and back.  
  • Four inner pockets will help keep you organized ~ two 5-inch pockets and four 2-inch pockets.
  • The bottom of the bag is reinforced with brown cowhide.
  • One-inch wide handles are supple saddle-brown cowhide; about 22 inches long; 11 inch drop.
  • Leather strap and brass stud closure.
  • top bag opening:  approximately 19 inches wide
  • height:  13 inches
  • base:  13 inches x 6 inches 
 
{Note: As with any old textile, there may be minor discolorations and/or imperfections which add to the charm & character of the bag.}

 

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no.4 { BEST flour sack tote } **SALE PENDING**

 
  • the front of this tote is constructed from an original BEST Minnesota Spring Wheat Flour sack; the back is new, medium blue denim.
  • fully lined with a sturdy navy-striped cotton ticking, and bag front is interlined as well
  • 4 interior pockets {two 6-inch and two 2.5-inch} will keep you organized
  • 1-inch wide, {8 oz.--1/8"thick} brown cowhide handles are approximately 22 inches long with a 9" drop and attached with antique brass-plated rivets
  • top of bag: approximately 17 inches across
  • base of bag: approximately 12 inches x 6 inches
  • height: approximately 14 inches

  • {Note:  As with any old textile, there may be minor discolorations and/or imperfections which add authentic charm and character to the bag.}

    Price .................. $ 85.00 + shipping*


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    no.5 { B-B Chick Rations tote } **SOLD OUT**

  • this tote is constructed from an old, cotton feed sack from The Maritime Mlg. Co., Buffalo, NY.; --both front and back views are pictured
  • bag bottom is reinforced with a 2-3 oz. weight, buttery-soft dark brown leather
  • fully lined with a sturdy cream-colored cotton canvas, and interlined as well
  • 4 interior pockets {two 6.5-inch & two pen pockets} will keep you organized
  • 1-inch wide, supple dark brown leather handles are approximately 22 inches long with a 10" drop and are reinforced with antique brass-plated rivets
  • top of bag: approximately 18.5 inches across
  • base: approximately 12.5 inches x 6 inches
  • height: approximately 14 inches

  • {Note:  As with any old textile, there may be minor discolorations and/or imperfections which add to the charm and character of this bag.}

    Price .................. $ 100.00 + shipping*

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    no.6 { Fulton A Seamless Tote } **SOLD OUT**

    • this tote bag is constructed from an old, heavy cotton grain sack; front of bag has the Fulton A Seamless graphic; back of bag is just striped
    • bag is fully lined with sturdy, blue cotton denim
    • inside: two 6-inch pockets & two 3-inch pockets
    • 1-inch wide, brown cowhide straps {7-8 oz ~ about 1/8 inch thickness}, approximately 10" drop; also leather strap and brass stud closure                           
    • top bag opening: 18.5 inches
    • height: 13 inches
    • base: 13.5 inches wide x 5 inches deep

    {Note:  As with any old textile, there may be minor discolorations and/or imperfections which add to the charm and character of the bag.}
     
    Price....................$ 95.00 USD + shipping *
     
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