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Mesh Purses from Whiting & Davis

In the early 1900’s lady’s handbags were small accessories that held very little; usually a small mirror, lacy hankie, comb and maybe a few coins.  There really wasn’t any need for much more.  898 more words


Mesh Purse by Mandalian

This green and white beauty became part of my collection at an auction but not in the normal way.

A few years ago I attended a small local auction specifically to bid on several painted mesh purses I knew were up for sale.  761 more words


Pearl Beaded Purses for a Wedding

Beaded evening purses as a collectible stretches the imagination when thinking of all the possible styles and materials used in designing these little works of art.  821 more words


3 Unfortunate Evening Bags

My vintage evening bag and beaded purse collection brings me such pleasure.  These tiny handbags are decorated with sequins and pearls, tiny embroidered tapestries, made from metal mesh, or brightly beaded.  698 more words


A Vintage Purse from Josie

Some of my purses have their own story, others came to me as gifts without a story and a few others are family pieces.  I love trading in antiques because I believe each piece carries its own story and I appreciate knowing the history of each one and sharing their stories with others. 425 more words


Vintage Purses

Vintage purses have been a passion of mine for over 30 years.  I love the fine quality craftsmanship, the tiny jewel accents, and the lacy metalwork that decorates the clasp.  475 more words


Some week-ends you just hit gold

OK. I’ve had some good garage sale finds in the past but wait till you see these purses.

There is a mission store near our cabin. 234 more words