Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wicker Parasol Purse. Circa 1950s. Maker unknown. This is one of the prize pieces in one of my sub-collections, wicker figurals. This is a parasol—or umbrella, if you prefer—and it’s a rather large piece, as you can see in the photo. The wooden handle and wicker body are painted white. The tip is goldtone metal. It has rubberized string latches on either side of the fold-down top, which cover the wicker body, which is also the compartment portion of the purse. You’d probably never know it was a purse until someone’s cell phone started ringing from inside of it. Not that there were cell phones in the ‘50s. Come on. I’m not THAT goofy. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

3 comments:

Monica L. said...

this is the best purse!

Monica said...

that monica is me!

Wendy said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE wicker purses. I have my eye on a really unique one on eBay right now, but it's going for way too much. I wish my kid would finish college soon so I could get back my disposable income!