8.04.2010

vintage finds...

One of these Wednesday's you'll open up the "vintage finds" post and you won't see another purse here - today is not that day.  I'm not going to say I couldn't help this one because I totally could have - I just didn't. 

Running to breakfast a few weekends ago, there was an estate sale sign on the corner by my house - yep, right in my own neighborhood people.  Andrew Henry, acting on my instruction, turned the car around.

What I found was not an actual estate sale, but two tables with a few things scattered on them - no prices (I really don't like that).  I turned to leave and saw this sweet number.  Great shape, just a few beads missing near the clasp, nice and roomy and only $5.  Been carrying it for the past few weeks. 

The best part is nobody has one like it and I think that's what I like best.  Weird thing is I don't think I've ever had a white purse.  I don't usually like white purses or shoes (except tennis shoes) - a girl can change her mind no?

What about you - ever carry a vintage purse?

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23 comments:

kirstyb said...

fabulous finds xxxx

daily mix LA said...

so unique and timeless!

bronwyn said...

That is beautiful! I have had one or two vintage purses in the past. The problem is that I'm one of theose women who carries everything I own (you know, in case there's an earthquake or something) in my purse and vintage purses carry little more than a lipstick. So I only brought them out for dressy occasions or days when I was feeling like a minimalist (except I don't think minimalists do vintage - whatever). It's been a while since I've used them.

willow said...

I think I've worn a vintage everything! Fun find.

Teenage Bride said...

I have not but I think it is fine time to change that.

rockinj9designs said...

Can't say I have.My vintage finds have a little more rust on them and that would get on my clothes (to messy).I did attend my first estate sale (auction) this summer but, got outbid on a dremel (he was a local).So, I bought one off ebay-yeah!Loved the excitement tho'- chao for now.

OneCraftyFox said...

Very pretty and girlie!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a charmer! Lucky girl. How come I haven't been to your darling blog before now? We are in the same city after all. :)

Nicole said...

I used to carry vintage purses when I was young and my grandma gave them to me.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

You know what I wanna see? How you organize all those purses in your closet!

pamela said...

does the handle have beads on it as well? very cute! what about that LV you got at an estate sale?! you seriously luck out. can't think of any vintage purses i use. just resale. can't stand to pay full price. or afford it. and it is FUN to find a bargain!

Everton Terrace said...

Megan - I will show you the purses when we get to my master closet on the Pagoda series (good idea).

Pamela, the handle is beaded with metal underneath for support.

YES that LV was the best find ever. I'm so sad to tell you I don't have it anymore. The handles were really worn and I was going to get them replaced and for the life of me, I just don't know what has happened to it. Perhaps one of those time we got robbed...

Andrew H. said...

Leave it up to my wife to sniff out the only decent bargain in a half hearted yard sale!

Everton Terrace said...

Thanks baby. I've had lots (and LOTS) of practice!

KC said...

It's cute. I don't usually like white purses either but this one isn't obnoxious.
I don't know HOW you find all these purses. How many do you have now?

MJM said...

Oh vintage... How I love thee.

Maria said...

Yes - I have carried vintage purses - in my life prior to the "Enchanted Mom of Two Boys" season in which I currently reside. But that thing is so sweet, if you strap on a string of pearls, we could ALMOST call you an honorary Southerner!

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Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

A girl certainly can change her mind. And then change it again if she so desires!
Brenda

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I remember having a purse like this when I was little that a neighbour gave me- the truth is picking off the little beads was REALLY fun! I'm pretty sure it got tossed after I picked enough of them off!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Not vintage but I do have a white purse that I adore and always get compliments on! That vintage number is sweet!

kroney said...

I have vintage purses, including 2 very early 20th century ones. :)
I have a not small collection of purses; evening, daytime and just fun ones. I have used some of my vintage purses but most of them I have not, I just like purses.
I cannot bring myself to donate purses which I have bought new and for which I paid full retail price (not a frequent occurrence. I have too many purses!

La Dolfina said...

I used to all the time. I have several vintage alligator ones that I cherish and will get them out in the Fall thanks to you :)
Lovely find!