So I thought it would be fun to show you my collection! It is pretty large, so I will have to show you in stages, otherwise this post will be WAY too long.
Here are my embroidered and tapestry clutches.
These three all have metal embroidery. The two on the right were made in India, I'm not sure when they were made, but they have a vintage feel to me. The one on the right is quite old. I've only used in once and the fabric under the embroidery started to disintegrate. I'd like to frame it in a shadow box one day. It's so beautiful.
The black purse on the top right is one of my all time favourites. It's embroidered silk, made in France and has the most beautiful gold and beaded clasp (you can see the clasp clearer in the photo above). I bought it for next to nothing at a thrift shop a few years ago.
The square tapestry purse is a recent purchase (only yesterday!) I loved it's colours and the border around the outside.
The bottom right is also a recent thrift purchase. Again, I was attracted to the pretty colours.
The bottom left was bought at Ragpickers when I worked there in university. It was one of my first vintage purchases. I really like this bag. The photo doesn't really do it any justice. It's the most beautiful pale pink in person.
These two envelope clutches were both thrift purchases. I love, love, love them both! The embroidery on each one is in terrific condition. They are so pretty they elevate a simple jeans/t-shirt/heels outfit in an instant.
Here's the next batch for today. Crochet, cord and textured bags.
If you follow me on instagram you saw this one yesterday. I bought it at Value Village for $7!!! Can you believe it?! I barely can. I was holding another bag (which I ended up leaving behind) when I saw it and my heart skipped a beat. Finding something this old in a thrift shop these days just doesn't seem to happen anymore. It was an incredible find.
This cord dancing bag (the strap is meant to be worn over your forearm while you are dancing) is another one of my favourites. It was bought at Ragpickers.
This funny guy was bought second hand fairly recently. It's so odd…I've never seen a persian lamb handbag before. I had to bring it home with me.
The crochet bag on the left is also a recent thrift purchase. I paid $3 for it at Salvation Army. I really like the tortoiseshell lucite and hinged centre clasp.
I've had the bag on the right for quite some time. I think it was bought at Ragpickers as well…you can see it needs a little love. It needs some spot cleaning and a few stitches where the gathers on the bag meet the top piece. I suppose I should get around to that one of these days! lol!
So that's it for today! I think there will be 2 or 3 more parts to this little Show and Tell series.
What do you collect? Is there something you can't resist?
Check out other posts in my Show and Tell series here.