Sharing my love for all things vintage, my crafts, sewing, Limoges, porcelain, decorating, recipes, Family and so much more. Also, living with Fibromyalgia, Pernicious Anemia and other yucky things. I am a wife & mother of three who simply loves to share. Thank you for visiting and spending time with me. Hugs, Beverly
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
VINTAGE HANDBAGS ON PARADE
Vintage Handbags On Parade
I love vintage handbags and especially those from the 1960's, they remind me of my childhood and the lovely ladies I knew as a child. My mother and my grandmother carried the most beautiful bags. Draped over their arms and sometimes with matching shoes and a beautiful dress, they seemed so glamorous and beautiful to me. Memories of shopping DOWNTOWN, the window displays, beautiful packages and bags filled with lovely items, come to mind whenever I see a vintage handbag.
Vintage handbags also call to mind such lovelies as Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. They bring to my mind, images of ladies when they actually dressed and behaved like ladies. When we would dress up to go church, go shopping and even to run errands. Gloved hands delicately carrying and opening their handbags to grab their hankies or their lipstick to freshen up their lovely faces.
Whenever I happen upon a vintage handbag that is in excellent condition and of course for the right price, I am hard pressed not to make it mine. I am particularly fond of the Smartaire Miss America handbags and I own 3 of them, pink, red and off white (see the pink and red in photo below). I also have a similar styled bag in white and light blue (also below). The white bag is a Tempra bag and the blue bag is unmarked.
Another of my favorites and one of my newest bags is an unmarked silver pearlized handbag in mint condition.
Light Blue Unmarked Handbag
Light Pink Smartaire Miss America Handbag
One of my favorite vintage handbags is my pink Smartaire Miss America. You have seen this handbag in one of my previous blog post.
I will be adding more vintage handbags to this post as time goes on. I will place a link to this post in my sidebar so you can find it easily. I want to have all my vintage bags in one place for future references. I will also post photos of new handbags on future post and provide a link there as well.
Added August 20, 2013 Pink Pearlized and Textured Kelly Style Handbag
Small Vintage Navy Blue Handbag with Coin Purse Attached Inside.
Vintage Bone Colored Handbag.
I just love these vintage beauties for they remind me of yesteryear and all the lovely ladies I have been blessed to know in my life.