Monday, March 2, 2009

Treasures From Grandma's Attic ~ Vintage purses

This is the third installment of the series "Treasures From Grandma's Attic", in which I share the eclectic collection of items that I've inherited from my gram.
Today we have bags and purses. The first is a faux pony hide travel bag with patent leather trim. It even has a pocket for an umbrella! Love this one!

Next we have a couple of white sequin evening clutches...very elegant.

Not sure when I would go anywhere fancy enough to use them, though...I don't get to too many cocktail parties or formal dances anymore. LOL

I also have a sweet little tapestry purse. It has a small strip of fabric on the back to slip your hand through.


And this classy black handbag had a fun little surprise inside...

A small bottle of perfume and an Evening in Paris lipstick (bright red, of course.)The last purse I have to share just seems to scream SPRING.



Its a sweet little basket weave purse of pink velvet ribbon and accented with millinery flowers.A few of the raffia pieces are broken, but its still an adorable display item. :)

There are some wonderful vintage bags on Etsy! I really like this one... and this one is cute, too.

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

How fun. I must say I love the black evening bag. Perhaps it the shape. What wonderful treasures. I went to the design show at the Sharonville Convention Center on Saturday. Fun.

Junie Moon said...

What beautiful bags, can you imagine the stories behind them and the experiences they had when used? Makes my imagination go into overdrive. The black handbag is my favorite.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

All so adorable. Reminds me of when my mother would bet all dressed up and pick out which purse to use!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Ps: I could go right back to Mexico. Buried in snow is getting old!

KaHolly said...

Pretty good haul!! Your grandma is probably pleased that you're having so much fun with her "stuff".

KaHolly said...

Pretty good haul!! Your grandma is probably pleased that you're having so much fun with her "stuff".

Maison Douce said...

Oh, that last one is to die for.... Just precious!
Isabel

GeorgiaPeachez said...

What treasures! These are fabulous, especially that pony bag. luv it.

Stephanie said...

I love love love purses! Vintage and antique are the BEST! Your collection is amazing. How nice that you are the keeper of your Gram's great purses. I love them all, but the pink is my fav!

Sugar Bear said...

Oh how absolutely delightful! Love purses and love vintage!
Karla

Melody said...

Kim,
What a great attic find! I love, love, love the beaded clutches. What can I say I love gaudy bags, necklaces, earrings. The more pearls, rhinestones, beads the better. I have a blue jean and lace suit that either one would go with. I may ask to borrow??lol.

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Kim...I LOVE that purse with the ribbon and millinery. So cute for Spring~I hope that you use it! ~XO~ Janet

rachel the krafty girl said...

those bags are gorgeous.

my favourite is definitly the pnk basket with all those sweet flowers!!


soo pretty

rachel
x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Pink velvet and old forget me nots??? How can a purse be any more perfect than that?

KitschKrafts said...

OMGosh! I almost passed out when I saw the little basket bag that you featured here. I have one of these, but it has light green velvet ribbon woven through and a big bouquet of daisies on the front. I had thought that this was a hand-embellished piece, but now I see it was probably actually mass produced. They just don't make things like they used to, do they?
Thanks for sharing!
Kitsch Krafts

Jillian said...

She had great taste! I love handbags so this was a particularly fun post for me. Thanks for sharing!

louise said...

The pink bag is absolutely gorgeous and how lovely to discover vintage accessories in the classy black one. x

Lizzie said...

I love the last bag the best- the pink one with the flowers. so sweet! I would love to cart one of my books around in it to coffee shoppes on my "moms day out". :-)

goldenbird said...

I love the tapestry bag! And that last one with the basket weave and pink ribbon is gorgeous. I love that shade of pink. How nice to have inherited such lovely things from your gram.