Monday, July 2, 2007

Marble Lucite Diamond-Shaped Purse. 1950s. Maker: Wilardy. Marble-patterned grey Lucite purse in one of the most unusual shapes I’ve ever seen—diamond, which, of course, is a girl’s best friend. Goldtone closure. Mirror inside. Some wear, but not too bad, considering its age and where my husband found it—fifteen years ago, at a ramshackle antique store in Hemet, California. It cost him eight bucks, and I was thrilled to receive it from my beloved as the most thoughtful of gifts. I'm sure other collectors would agree that it's even better than an $800 diamond bracelet.

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4 comments:

jungle dream pagoda said...

I actually have several Willardy,though I almost never carry them anymore(busy 4 year old),and yes a MUCH better gift than a diamond bracelet!

Wendy said...

Now that my girls are 18 and 15, I can use and wear all my vintage. Although, now my 15-year-old is into my '50s sweaters. Hmmm... maybe it was better when she was four!

Monica said...

WOW I love lucite purses!

Wendy said...

I have a few. I wish I'd bought more way back when, now that they go for so much at the vintage shows.