I keep meaning to do a post on some of the non-linen, non-china pieces that Kelly has given me. She plucked these millinery flowers off an old hat. I'm thinking of trying to create a vintage Valentine box like one I saw on a blog and incorporate some them. It's driving me crazy but I can't find the blog I'm talking about - if anyone remembers (or is the blogger) seeing such a thing let me know.
This ribbon flower isn't vintage (unless you consider the 80's vintage) - it came off of one of the elastic clips we would wear on the back of our dresses in the 80's. To cinch in the waist. I love the rosy peach and green together. I'm not sure exactly what to do with it yet but it makes me want to want to buy a pretty linen dress and use it like it was intended. Maybe we can revive that trend?
Kelly also gave me a collection of vintage beaded purses. I'll show you close up of each.
The one above makes me drool it is so pretty. The beading design, the feel of it, I really love this one. I think it might be my favorite.
I wish I had taken a better or closer picture of this white one - the beads on it are exquisite. Hand made in France, which makes me swoon a bit.
This one is has more of a modern look to me. It's a very pretty shade of gold too. I can see wearing a simple black dress and strappy gold sandals and carrying this. I just need an event to go to that would require strappy gold sandals.
The next one I am going to show you I don't believe is all that vintage. The sequins on it are a bit iridescent, which I think is a fairly new development in the world of sequins. It, however, came stocked with a few things. Let's take a look, shall we..
I love the shape of the little mirror and the comb. What I can't figure out is that little square, satin envelope is for. Condom holder? I'm stumped and that is the only thing I can think of. The previous owner of the purse was prepared, I'll give her that.