Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Gold Lamè Purse with Casino Matchbooks. Late 1960s-early 1970s. Maker: Faye Mell. Big, bold, make-a-statement handbag in shiny gold leather with a clear plastic insert in the front. Behind the insert: vintage matchbooks from Caesar’s Palace, Stardust Hotel and Casino, Dunes Las Vegas, Folies Bergere-Hotel Tropicana and another one, which doesn’t show a hotel, but a picture of a cactus next to the 18th hole of a golf course. In the center is fake money and miniature jack-queen-king of diamonds cards. Also has a blue plastic poker chip and multi-colored rhinestones.This is one swingin’ handbag, whether you’re a high-roller or a nickel-slot player. Me? I love three-card poker and that is one sweet hand.
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Monica said...

this one is GREAT!

Wendy said...

Ah, Monica, you like the flashy stuff!