Sunday, October 7, 2007

Roadrunner Wooden Box Bag. 1960s. Maker: Gary Gails. Very small wood box bag made by designer Gary Gails of Dallas, featuring a hand-painted roadrunner, cacti and the hot desert sun on the front. Gary Gails’ bags were often made of wood, in the Collins style, and sometimes have his name as “Gary Gail,” without the “s.” His logo, found inside each bag, is a stylized spade, accompanied by the words “Collectors Item – (hand symbol) Decorated for You.” Many of his bags, like this one, were made in Hong Kong. This little purse is also special in that it apparently was once owned by a girl named Jennifer Womack, who put her name in pencil on the inside, near the mirror, along with her homeroom number, 221. Very sweet.

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3 comments:

mully said...

I love this one!

Wendy said...

Hi Mully! It's cute, isn't it? I wish it were big enough to hold my cell phone, makeup, reading glasses... this is why old ladies like me need a HUGE purse.

Detrice said...

Dee
it's lovely,i have one with a cart with flowers and flower pots with two butterflys and stones different colors,cute.