Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Black Velvet Child's Purse with Dachshund and Poodle

Black Velvet Child-Sized Purse with Dog Motif. 1960s. Maker: Unknown. Sweet little lightweight black velvet purse with painted (probably stenciled) dachshund and poodle in blue and pink. It also has painted flowers, hearts, squiggles and prong-set rhinestones. Goldtone twist lock. Probably made of cardboard. Lined inside with a satin-like fabric.

Poodle purses are highly desirable right now. To see more from my collection, visit The Vintage Purse Gallery or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.vintagepursegallery.com/search?q=poodle

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

White Wicker Box Bag with Embellishments

White Wicker Box Bag with Embellishments. 1960s. Maker: Marilyn Levine, Miami Beach, Florida. Wonderful white-painted wicker box purse with faux (plastic) mother-of-pearl and goldtone hardware. The front is embellished with a lightly quilted floral-print fabric and has decorative stitching, embroidered flowers, seed beads, faux gems and gold trim. Lined inside with vinyl. Two pockets, including one that zips. Four goldtone feet.

Some of the best mid-century purse designers came out of Florida, including Faye Mell, Stylecraft, JR, and Midas. Now I can add this one to the list: my very first Marilyn Levine bag!