Sunday, July 24, 2011

Needlepoint Monogram Purse. 1960s. Maker: JR Florida, USA. Wonderful tote-style large-weave red bag with a needlepoint embellishment affixed to the front. The needlepoint is red, ivory and blue, and has the initials WMD. No zipper, but the inside has two compartments and a separate, kiss-lock section for a wallet or other valuables.

I love JR Florida bags. Many of them are tote-style and many have unusual and/or custom designs. What’s special about this one is that it’s got my first initial and my husband’s first initial, plus our last initial. I know that’s silly, but it’s also pretty cool. And, yes, the seller of this bag noticed—as did I—that WMD could mean “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” If purses are WMDs, then I am a super-power!