Thursday, June 19, 2008

All that Glitters

I got a small gift on Father's day this year. My parents and Aunt and Uncle are emptying out my grandparents home so that it can be sold, and my dad grabbed a few handbags of my Grandmothers for Eleni to play dress up with one day. Among these bags was this curious little gem.
Grandma's purse
In the origonal box marked with pencil with the price of $10.00.
Grandma's purse
It is just a small little gold mesh pouch, that could barely hold a cell phone, lipstick and a few credit cards... well maybe not my cell phone (it is a bit of an antique itself!)
Grandma's purse
This is the top of the bag, a small disk a bit bigger than a quarter. This cap flips up and allows you to open the bag up.
Grandma's purse
Isn't that just the most clever thing? I am totally in love with it.
Grandma's purse
It won't make it into EJ's dress up box. I think it is going into mine. Now I just need someplace to go!

8 comments:

  1. I was just checking this out on flickr - very cool! (I have a habit of seeing people's posts brfore they post that way.)

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  2. Very cool! I love how it opens up! I think even if a cell phone could fit I'd forget to bring it on the occasion that it made its way into public:) It's snazzy!

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  3. It's beautiful! I just did a quick search on Ebay, which confirms that this company has been making ritzy little bags in metal mesh since the 20s. (Most of them go for significantly more than $10 on ebay, haha!) Enjoy!

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  4. My mom and I collect vintage bags. The bag I last purchased is structured like this bag (I think it's called a gated bag). That you have one complete with the original box is making my hands shake as I type, lol. I don't know that they're hugely valuable (though they're definitely worth more than their original selling price!), but they're just so cool, aren't they??? What a cool find and a great gift. I agree, it belongs in your dress-up bag. Sorry EJ!

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  5. Whoa that is cool! I bought a dress recently and have nowhere to wear it. We should go out, you with your little bag and me in my dress. I am thinking you might want to wear a dress or something too because by the looks of it that bag won't cover much of you.

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  6. very cool!!! love the gated opening :) fun!

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  7. Oh, that is just so cool!! How awesome.

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