Thursday, July 5, 2007

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.

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sweetheartville said...

Nice! And I think it's cool to find little bits of the previous owner's life inside the purses and pockets of the vintage stuff I pick up, too.

Wendy said...

What I was really looking for was an original, signed copy of the Declaration of Independence, but a half-piece of Wrigley's will have to do.

Bettsi McComb said...

Oh, you are a girl after my own heart! That's exactly the stuff I get excited about too!