Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lucite Purse with Carved Top and Gold Star Pattern

Lucite Purse with Carved Top and Gold Star Pattern. 1950s. Maker: Unknown. Wonderful oval-shaped Lucite purse with carved/molded top and handle. The base of the bag has a covering that looks like cloth, with gold threads and tiny gold stars, then covered in some sort of laminate. What makes this one interesting, besides the beautiful stars, is the ivory-colored vertical stitching beneath the laminate.

In everyday use, I prefer vintage bags that are large enough to hold all my stuff ‘n’ junk. (As some of you know, I’m a grandma, and my theory is that the older you get, the bigger the purse!) I also like ones that I don’t have to worry about as much; that is, if I accidentally knock off a bead or faux gem, I won’t freak out. Therefore, I only use Lucite bags for special occasions, like holiday parties or a vintage clothing event. It never fails, though—they’re always a conversation-starter!

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