Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wood Paneled Station Wagons - Kate Spade You are Going to be the Ruin of Me!

In the fall, my fantasy life becomes quite sentimental.

My summer fantasy life involves a beach house, bonfires on the beach, lots of white linen, white wine - in other words, I am living and looking like Tory Burch on Long Island.

But in the fall.. well that is a horse of a different colur!

In the fall, I imagine living in a quaint country cottage, replete with a big old fieldstone fireplace, old wooden floors, an aga stove in the kitchen, quilts on the beds, apple pies, LL Bean woollens, and driving to get my pumpkins, and then my Christmas tree, in my old wood paneled station wagon - in other words, colour me Meg Ryan in a 1990s romantic comedy...



She's a beauty isn't she?  The Hudson Super Six Station Wagon, sold between 1941 and 1947.  Fortunately for me, in my fantasy life I have a very large inheritance and I only work when I choose to, so keeping her in good working order is not an issue!

This is a purely sentimental vehicle.



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You dream of small towns where people always smile and it is always either the 4th of July or Christmas Day.

Is it any wonder that so many toys use these for their little critters?



And it is the original prepster retro vehicle:

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The above is from Tommy Hilfigers Fall 2010 campaign.  Don't you love the plaid suitcases in the back?? I mean - look how refined we all look for the tailgate party:



You can get your own as a lovely christmas ornament:



Woody Wagon Station Wagon Car Ornament 46019 Merck Family''s Old World Christmas
gets yours here
  But what reminded me of these beauties this week?

Well Kate Spade reminded me.  Kate Spade released their October new arrivals earlier this week and this little delight was included:


knock on wood car clutch










The web site describes it thusly:

we can't wait to take our darling car clutch for a spin around town. it's fashioned from patent leather in a lustrous woodgrain print, sure to add the perfect dose of whimsy to your favorite fall outfits.

  • printed patent cowhide with matching trim
  • handheld bag with zip closure
  • 14-karat light gold plated hardware
  • interior zip pocket
  • custom woven quick & curious lining
  • kate spade new york light gold staple
  • imported
  • style # pxru3858
  • 13''h x 6''w x 3''d
And this can be mine for $358US, plus $45 shipping to Canada, plus duties and taxes....Ack!
And what IS a custom woven quick and curious lining?  Oh I could have looked that up, but I would rather guess.  I am sure it is something very mundane, but I am imagining that this refers to the person making the purse making it quickly and wondering "who the hell wants a clutch that looks like a wood paneled station wagon?"
Well I do!  When is that big sale coming up for Kate Spade anyway?  Oh dear - this may be a Christmas gift....from me to me.... My dad to me.  My husband to me.  The Prime Minister to me  Obama to me.  George Clooney to me.  You can get yours here, but please leave one for me!  And if you hear of any Kate Spade coupons or sales, please leave me know!  Completely irrational longing, but still...

Have a wonderful day and stay safe out there!




27 comments:

  1. Oh, seriously coveting that Christmas bauble, I love those cars, do you call them cars even through they are station wagons? I would love to own one.

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    1. Yes, we would still technically called it a car. I have many weaknesses of character. Christmas is one of them. I am a sucker for a good ornament!

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  2. What the h!? Is the little purse made from pieces of an authentic Woodie? Jeez.

    Very cute post, WMM :)

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    1. I KNOW Gigi! Isn't the price terrible! I almost gasped when I saw it!

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  3. The wood paneled wagons are charming, I love them too.

    One could lose one's retirement funds buying the cute KS clutches. I managed to get the magazine clutch on super sale but still long for the dictionary clutch, which is also at $358. If you sign up for their emails, you can get 15% off an order but that may not make big enough dent in the price. I keep a close watch on Kate so I can let you know when something good comes up. Sigh.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany Rose! I always have a price in my monday as what I would go up to in things! For example, the $359 CDN cheetach brocade skirt. I said if it went for less than $200, I would bite. WHen I nabbed it for $168 yesterday morning, I felt fine, as I think it is a special piece that i will wear in many ways for years. As for this clutch, I think it would always be in style as it really isn't trendy (it's just kind of a conversation piece like so many of those clutches) so my price is around $200 to $250. I think it will sell out way before that unless she has a 30% off sale around your thanksgiving. Thanks for thinking of me! Speaking of spots, LOVE that leopard print cardigan you are wearing in your blog this a.m.! ALways regret not nabbing that one!

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  4. Our fantasy lives sound very similar, WMM! We surely must be neighbors there, too! :)


    The Jeep Wagoneer in the Tommy Hilfiger has been my 'dream' car for as long as I can remember now. There is actually a place that still sells original versions of them here. I still hope to own one some day...

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    1. FFM - that is too funny! Well in this alternate universe, you and the family must pop over for Thanksgiving today! and we can go antiquing together in your wagoneer!

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    2. Oh that would be perfect, and so much fun! :)


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    3. Oh FFM, I just looked them up, they are wonderful, I would prefer that to any flashy sports car.

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  5. My first car was a giant station wagon. It was like driving my own personal locker room. instill miss the wonderful back and side visibility. I wish I'd known it was cool.

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    1. that's "I still miss... ." curses, jumpy iPad keyboard!

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    2. Ha! There are many things I wish I had held on to that have since become "cool" - I like to think that when I turn 50 I will be retro and cooler than cool!

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  6. I am pretty sure that my family's wood-paneled station wagon was not very cool. It was not a Jeep Wagoneer, probably something more like a Buick. One version was yellow or orange, IIRC lol. Nostalgic, but not cool :) I love that clutch and I can't believe the price oof!

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    1. I am pretty sure I know the station wagon you are talking about, Cate - we had friends that had that one, and in the 60s and 70s you would stuff 8 kids in the back, none of them buckled up and drive for hours!

      I hear you on the price - I was so sad when I saw it!

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  7. Hi there- Kate Spade may have a friends and family event in October! Maybe somebody out there knows more than I, but there was one last October, so fingers crossed!:)

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    1. Thanks Anon! I will keep my eyes peeled!

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  8. GRABBY HANDS WMM, first DBP with the dictionary clutch and now you with Woody, as if my own click-itis wasn't enough ;-)

    My gramps had one of the '70s station wagons with the "wood grain" panels when we were kids. It was the haul-it-all, often smelled of his hobby farm apples and occasional pipe. He chased a cougar (the real feline kind) in it. My cousin and I also hid in it overnight when we were small and they thought we had run off in the woods and mustered a seach party.

    Sure you enjoyed clearly delish dinner with your Dad, and cracked Veuve after yesterday's labours. I <3 the curry idea but would fear for it becoming a weekly expectation along with the saag and naan. Back to Bond marathon part II in a tick. Dishpan hands to cocktail shaker duty.

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    1. N.B. My Nana often called those wheels the "anti Jag;" she wanted the real wood dash inside a speedster instead of the faux plodder.

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    2. I think I am kind of with your Nana!

      Did you get your hide tanned for the hideout? That would have been the solution in my house! Our son did that once to us near the ocean when we were staying at a cottage. He hid under the bed and never responded when we were looking for him (he was 4) Lost a couple of years off my life that afternoon! No hide tanning (different generation), but there was the odd "what the hell" and a drink afterwards!

      I hear you on the grabby hands! Am trying to justify it!

      ALl done eating turkey and went for an hour long walk - I needed it! Am about to put on sweat pants!!!

      Keep going with the martini shaker! Hope there are plenty of double entendres!

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    3. HIDEOUT HIDING My cousin got spanked and sent to bed without any lunch (dinner in those days) or supper dessert (he instigated me climbing out the ground floor bathroom window in wee hours for the caper). I got all my books, crayons and paper dolls taken away and wasn't allowed to go to Baddeck next day - my gran was pretty savvy on punishment to personality. My new "food baby" and I crave cuddling into flannels or sweats, but we have guests coming round for drinks, dessert and the flicks.

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  9. Hahaha! You are hilarious! Kidding aside, if you wish to have it shipped to my mail box in the US, I will be happy to forward it to you by Canada Post. Except the savings in duty and tax may be eaten up by shipping by then. :D

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    1. Thanks Rose! I may be in touch if there is ever a decent enough sale!

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  10. I can't believe the price of that clutch. I thought it was a typo and so I went to the site and it wasn't . Sticker shock!! I wish K.S would have flat rate shipping. On the other hand we're lucky compared to Tabitha.
    Wonderful memories of the Jeep wagoneer . We had two over the years navy and white and we loved them. The good old times.

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    1. Marsha - you are so lucky! We never had one in our family - always chevy sedans for my dad!

      Isn't that price crazy for an item, which albeit whimsical and fun, does have limited use. But I guess Kate is not necessarily gearing these to me. sigh...

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