Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wicker Donkey Purse. 1950s/60s. Maker: Midas of Miami. Fabulous vintage natural wicker “figural” handbag in the shape of a donkey. She has a golden handle, bridle and closure. She wears a purple velvet bejeweled hat and carries a purple velvet saddle containing a treasure chest of glued-on faux jewels. Her gold fringe mane has tan velvet bows, as does her tail. She has gold fringe and beads decorating her chest. This was the first—and only—purse for which I broke my under-$50 rule. And, what’s really cool is that she’s the perfect mate to my wicker elephant purse. I feel very bi-partisan when they’re next to each other!

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2 comments:

jungle dream pagoda said...

I love the bi-partisan-ness of your collection!I have a goofy donkey thing myself ,but they have to be donkey planters!

Wendy said...

Hmmm. I don't think I have any other donkeys, except the one that's painted on my Mexican skirt!