Monday, February 16, 2009

Pair of Picnic-Themed Baskets. 1950s. Maker: Midas of Miami. I first wrote about this chianti/fruit/flower purse in September 2007, but I got another for my birthday from a wonderful vintage-loving friend of mine. What’s cool about having two of these is that you can see the subtle differences in the artwork: the placement of the appliqués, the uniqueness of the paint squiggles, and these purses also have different flower appliqués on the side—one has closed petals and the other is open. Another reason it’s cool to have two of the same? Because two purses are always better than one!



Brigitte said...

How interesting to find the same purse with those subtle differences. I love vintage purses too.

Wendy said...

Hi Brigitte! Thanks for commenting. Midas of Miami is my favorite designer. I'm pretty selfish for having more than one (also have two of the Fox and the Grapes motif), but I can't help it!