Black Felt and Beaded Poodle Tote. 1960s. Maker unknown. Fabulous black felt tote with thick plastic lining—you can see some of it near the top of the bag—and a black beaded poodle appliqué with three-dimensional gold leaves and flowers. Amber jeweled eye and blue jeweled nose. Black plastic handles. And, best of all, the previous owner’s plastic comb, half-stick of Wrigley’s gum and donation envelope for the Lake Providence Baptist Church in Lake Elsinore, California are still in the pocket. Some of you might be a tad grossed out by a used comb and petrified piece of gum, but I was thrilled.
All right, so, maybe my kids are right about me.