It all started with this cute purse I found at the White Corner Store in St. Paul, Oregon.
I had seen these Victorian metal purses in glass cases at antique shops for very high prices, so you can imagine how excited I was to find this one for $12.00. It’s in great condition too.
Then I found this one in Joyce’s booth at Monticello. If you know anything about me, you know that I love me some vintage rhinestones.
A few weeks ago, while out shopping with my daughter, I found this one at the Buffalo Exchange in Portland.
I love how it shimmers in the light, and the rhinestone clasp, forget about it! I had to have it.
I didn’t really set out to collect vintage purses. In fact, I have sold quite a few adorable vintage purses and currently have a few for sale in my mall booths. Here are a couple more pictures of the cute purses I found at Expo last weekend.
The one made in France. Love the clasp and the chain is so sweet and delicate.
This one also has a cute chain and I love the fabric. How cute would this be with a little black dress for a dinner out?
The clasp balls even have rhinestones in them. Love this detail for sure!
A lovely beaded one.
I don’t really know much about vintage purses or even the ages of these cuties I have found. I just know I love them. Now I’m trying to figure out how to best display them. This is what I have for now until I can come up with something better.
As for the other collection I accidentally started.
Tarnished silver coffee/tea pots. I found the genie looking one at a garage sale for $2.00. The rest I’ve just picked up here and there. The more unusual and tarnished, the better. I love how they look with the leaded glass piece behind them on top of my china cabinet.
So, two new collections added to my home. What new things have you been collecting lately?