Friday, July 20, 2007

Peek-a-boo Plastic Bag with Gold Leaf Design. 1960s. Maker: Leslie of Miami. Fabulous, large cream-colored fabric bag with golden freeform beaded leaf design, covered entirely by plastic. Goldtone chain handle and goldtone closure. Silver piping at the edges. I don’t know what brilliant soul thought to preserve these bags by laminating them, but, as I’ve said before, it reminds me of grandma’s couch. For those of you too young to remember, '60s-era grandmothers always covered their orange flocked velvet couches in a thick plastic that we’d adhere to in the hot summer months, bare-legged and sweaty. Thanks, grandma, for the memories. And for the skin grafts.

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