Monday, December 29, 2008

Yellow Straw and Vinyl Tote with Money Bag Appliqués. 1960s. Maker: Caron of Houston, Texas. Huge straw purse with yellow woven raffia and shiny yellow vinyl side panels, closure and handles. There are also sparkly gold woven threads within the body of the bag itself, plus giant gold money bags featuring faux amber gems and gold thread drawstrings; plus glued-on gold coins. I’ve seen lots of purses with the coin theme, but this is by far the most garish. And wonderful. Wonderfully garish.

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2 comments:

moi said...

Must. Stay. Away. From this blog. Must not. Start collecting. Vintage purses.

Wendy said...

MUAHAHAHAHA! I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SPELL.

Seriously, it's not a bad habit. Cheaper than gamblin' and it doesn't cause wrinkles like drinkin' and smokin'.