Tuesday, July 3, 2007

White Wicker Capricorn Purse. 1960s/70s. Maker unknown, but has a tag inside that says “Hand Made in British Hong Kong.” White-painted wicker boxy handbag with faux Lucite handle and closure. The front features a glued-on cloth with “Capricorn – 12-22 – 1-20 – Loyal – Able – Serious – Sports” done in needlepoint. Orange and green velvet trim add a splash of color, and there are two circular felt pieces that presumably signify the astrological sign, but the ink has worn with age. I am a Capricorn and the words on the front totally cracked me up. Able, serious and into sports I most certainly am not. Loyal I am, but you have to get past my skepticism first.

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sweetheartville said...

I'm a Cap too, and the "sports" part made me laugh as well, since I'm about as unathletically inclined as anyone I know.

Wendy said...

Sports are NOT my friend, but I did take fencing classes last year. Sucked at it, but it was fun.