Today I got a really nice e-mail from vintage aficionado Eileen, who told me she likes my blog. That inspired me to get off my behind and go upstairs to shoot some new photos. I appreciate everyone who visits Vintage Purse a Day. I know you're checking it out from all over the world. That's pretty awesome.
These are all 1950s box-style plastic purses made by the Theresa Bag Co. of Lyndhurst, NJ. I’ve seen these etched and/or embellished Theresa purses go for as much as $150 at high-end boutiques and online malls, but I prefer paying ten bucks for them, especially if they come with a bunch of darling vintage hankies, as that pink one up front did. I always carry a hanky with me. I know that’s rather incongruous, given my appearance, but I don’t care. I love hankies. And I love Theresa Bags. They don’t seem as sturdy as your typical Lucite purse. Almost a thinner plastic, toy-like, as if made for a child. Very delicate and sweet.
By the way, they’re sitting on top of an old printers-type box, which was made into a table. And which needs to be dusted. Geesh. Do I have to do everything around here?