Purse caddys/hooks (whatever you call them)

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  1. c-mama

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    I had been surfing wikipedia and came across Rose McGowan's page there. They had said that she and a friend started a company selling these purse hooks that you place on a table and can hang your purse from to keep it off the ground.

    Here's their site - http://www.pinkenmint.com/home.asp

    http://www.pinkenmint.com/around.asp

    But those are $85 each :shocked:. I did some googling and found some ranging from $5 each to $60 each. Has anyone here heard of these or tried them? Seems like a great idea to keep those bags off the floor.
     
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    Can't say that I've heard of them. But from the looks of them, I don't think I'd pay much more that $10 for one. Just my honest opinion. :)
     

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    I haven't seen one used either. But, I understand the point. People look at me crazy when I take a paper napkin and put in on the floor before I set my purse down. Oh, and Rachel and I spray all of our bags with Scotchgard before we ever use them. hehehe

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    That's a GREAT idea! I love restaurants that have them on the table already!

    But to ALWAYS have one with you, would be great!

    I'll keep my eyes open, next time I'm allowed to go to the Mall!

    :rofl:

    :hugs:

    Let us know if you do find it somewhere!

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    I'm wondering how easy it is to make. ;) :supergrin:

    Probably not something I can crochet. :sad: :rofl:
     
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    See, that's what I was wondering. It can't be THAT hard to make and the mark up.......WOW!!!!!!

    No, I don't think one can be crochet. If so, would really need some HEAVY startching. :tongueout:



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    Now that's more like it. :supergrin:
     
  9. SouthernGal

    SouthernGal What's Up Dox?

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    Admit it, you're just thinking about all the yucky bacteria that is clinging to the underside of your $250 bag, right?

    :supergrin:
     
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    How'd ya know Rach? hehe:supergrin:
     
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    I'd need one that could normally hold something pretty heavy.

    I DO try to keep as little in my purse as possible because I'm not suppose to carry anything very heavy ever. But I don't think I could survive everyday with a tiny purse! (I do have some, but they are for semi-formal, dressy, to formal occasions!)

    I bought the BEST purse/bag...called a Shoulder bag in the Mountains during Spring Break! I just love it and it doesn't put any strain on my neck or shoulders. Everyone I meet wants one like it!

    Now...I need a Purse caddy!

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    Those look pretty easy to make. The part that goes on the table looks almost like a canning ring. Put something heavy in the center of it and put a rubber backing on the bottom.

    A hole drilled in the side for the hook with an clip in a hollow part of the center would keep it in place.

    9 gauge wire or rod would be thick enough to hold a pretty heavy purse. Adonized aluminium should work as well. The only thing would be doing the bends and keeping them bent. But that could be done by annealing the the metal before bending then heat treating it back to hardness then putting the finish on it. But for cheapies you could probably get away with a cold bend as long as the finish could handle it.

    The thing that would take time is adjusting the hook so it balances correctly and holds the base in place. That would just take some tinkering with to fix it.

    The money comes with decoration. But as a guy that's WAY outside my area of knowledge.

    <-- running away from WI
     
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    Hmmm. Do I want to put the work into it or just lay down some $ for those who have already done the work. :rofl:
     
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    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    it'd have to be lightweight and fold up pretty small for me to want one. My purse is already heavy ENOUGH, and i dont really want to be hauling an extra handful of something into a restaraunt with me. I try never to put my purse on the floor anyway, usually the back of a chair works (if it isnt so heavy it pulls the chair down :animlol: ) and I keep purell with me at all time anyway. Lemme know what you end up doing, Deb!
     
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    I look at the "cheaper ones" and I wonder if they'd hold the weight of most of my purses...

    When I decided which way to go, I'll let you know.

    I found another site, but the ones I would want - the design I'd like - run $19.95.

    http://www.flosaccessories.com/purse-hanger/products.php

    We'll see...
     
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    Oh Girl!!!! I use to be the same way!!! The bigger the purse the better. I carried everything except the kitchen sink in mine. Then it got to where my shoulder would hurt from all the weight. I FINALLY after several years have cut out BUNCHES of stuff that I use to carry around and have downsized to about a medium size purse. I still have the occasional shoulder pains though. :upeyes: I always hated having to find a place to put my BIG purse. Hard to "conceal".
     
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    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    I keep taking stuff out, and it keeps getting full again! It's like the magic never emptying purse! :rofl:
     
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    The BIG BLACK HOLE!!!!! :rofl:

    :tongueout:
     
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    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    boy, you don't even know, sometimes even *I* am afraid to stick my hand in there. :rofl:
     
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    Well, I just bought this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280122601760&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018

    I had looked through all her auctions and saw one I liked a little better, but it didn't say how much it held. This one I bought says 20lbs. So, I contacted the seller and she said the one I liked only held 5lbs. Well, that wouldn't work out for me, so I went with the 20lb one.

    I'll let y'all know how it works out. I wonder how heavy my purse is when my LadySmith is inside. :headscratch:

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