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Cheerful retro oilcloth totes December 28, 2008

kiwi-ginghamWell, you know how I can go on about buying local and handmade, and this week, I just happen to be on Johns Island in South Carolina (right outside Charleston), which is exactly where Sabrina Vegis of Tanner Bananer creates her fiercely cheerful oilcloth bags, aprons and kid’s items. Yes, oilcloth, that hardworking ’40s tablecloth fabric, now gets new life in these durable, easy-clean, retro totes, lunch bags and more. They are just so unbearably cute and tough and have been featured in several magazines. Check out these brilliant, bright retro stars.

P.S. Every Friday and Saturday, you can find Sabrina and her wares at Charleston’s historic open-air market.