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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In the Bag

What's It Wednesday #74
Have you ever found you have an unintentional collection? No? Just us hoarders, huh? Well in my attempt to dig through and organize a bit, I was rummaging through some drawers and boxes when I ran across these.

No, they were not all together wrapped lovingly in tissue or linen, but packed in here and there among lace, hats, shoes and a myriad other things.

After finding the first two I started to look for more.

These with beads and sequins say made in Hong Kong.

I found this one covered completely in beads,

and this one with a intricate flower pattern made with three different types of beads, both handmade in France.

This pretty has a raised flower pattern and hails from Germany.

The shades of ivory and cream must be what drew me to them.

Just imagine the time it must have taken to make each one!

I'm so glad I found these and put them all together. They do make a lovely collection, don't you think? Now I'm inspired to keep digging. Who knows what else I might find!?!

Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!

Here are this Week's Features:
The Dedicated House

Ranger 911

PJH Designs

She Will Laugh at the Days to Come...

Scrappy Pink Corner

The Porcelain Rose

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Ivy and Elephants

We are partying with these fine folks:

Come show off your whatchamacallits, what is its, what it once was, and "hey, look what I just did" posts. In other words, what you created, organized, designed or re-designed, found, purchased, transformed, inherited, re-purposed, renovated, are selling, or giving-away.


Uniquely Ella said...

Oh Wow, what a gorgeous collection of vintage bags. Can't pick one, they are all so beautiful. Thanks for hosting. Blessing,

Katie Mansfield said...

I just love beaded bags. So fun and beautiful. Thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful collection of bags. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. Blessings, Patti

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

lol ...I realize I have collections everywhere ;) Yeah, us hoarders... :D You have one beautiful collection of vintage bags - so gorgeous! Thanks for being a gracious hostess :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting and thanks for the reminder.

I love the little jacket Vicki made. I would love to have that to be wearing right now.

Heirloom treasures said...

Lovely collection Patti. I wish I had something stashed away I had forgotten about. It would be lovely to have such a nice surprise finding such beautiful treasures. Alas I'm a collector,but am too organized because of my smallish home.

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collection! I wish I'd kept so many of the things that I've thrown away over the years.

Thanks for having me today. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a fantastic collection!! All so beautiful!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Cottage and Broome said...

Patty, another beautiful collection! I have a vintage purse similar to your one from France. I got mine for $2.00. Thanks so much for hosting again this week, Laura

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

They are beautiful purses. I can remember when we got all dressed up to go out and took our pretty beaded purses with us. Now they carry a back pack.
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely purses.
Have a great week.

Treat and Trick said...

They all look gorgeous! Thanks for the party....

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Those are all very beautiful. They look especially good all together!

The French Hutch said...

I love these lovely bags and yes, they make a stunning collection! Hard to pick a favorite. Lovely features, thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Patty, you have a wonderful collection of beaded purses. I bought a few for our oldest daughter that she hangs in her bedroom.

Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting your weekly party!

Have a wonderful week!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Your stash of beautiful things never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing all the pretty little beaded bags with us. I love each and every one! Thanks for hosting the party!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Hi Ladies!
You do have the most interesting things each week!! I have never seen such a lovely collection of vintage bags.
Hope your week is Extraordinary!

Alessandra said...

Another lovely collection. These bags are such beautiful and i can' t tell you which is the most beautiful

chateau chic said...

Your collection of sequin bags is beautiful!!
Thanks so much for hosting,

Susie said...

Those beaded bags are way to pretty to put away. xoxo,Susie

Julie Marie said...

Oh Patti, I want to come "shop" at your house with you!... love your stunning vintage evening bags... I am so happy you uncovered them and now they happily are displayed together so beautifully!... I have two vintage ones... when I was a little girl, I went shopping with my mama into Salt Lake City (which was a big treat as a little girl!) at one of the finest department stores... my mama was looking for the perfect little evening bag to take to a party at the Officer's Club... even as a little girl, I loved these bags... she bought me one exactly like hers... beaded in white and silver with pearls and sequins... it is one of my most precious possessions... thank you for sharing your lovely collection and bringing back happy memories for me... much love to you pretty lady, xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi happy to joining in on the fun today! I LOVE your collection of beaded purses ~ I am lucky to have two given to me by my husbands grandmother, I cherish them!

Salmagundi said...

Those bags are beautiful - the workmanship unbelievable! Sally

Curtains in My Tree said...

Yes your beaded pearl bags makes a lovely collections, I have had some and sold them in my yard sales or flea market set ups I did keep a favorite which is a newer beaded bag, however the vintage ones feels so good to rub your hands over the pearls

Bliss said...

My mom used to have a lovely black beaded purse that I always knew was special. I can still hear the swishy sound of the beads and the way the purse would snap when it was opened and closed.


Julie Marie said...

Hi Patti... you inspired me so, and I have wanted to join your party once more, so I photographed my special evening beaded bag and joined in today... much love to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Patti! I love the bags and the one from Germany is my favorite, so pretty! I need a dressy bag for weddings and can't find one. I am going to look at thrift stores and antique shops now. Thanks for hosting, Pinky

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, you have a beautiful collection of purses! I love your collections.

Thanks for hosting!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest


I know exactly what you mean sweet lady. I too have some of these, even though my daughters have taken some too! I love your collection of the adorable beaded purses. Thank you for hosting this great party! Big hugs ladies.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

So lovely to see your 'refound' collection of beaded evening handbags together. So elegant. Thanks for hosting.

Diann said...

All of these are gorgeous! I collect them too as I find them. I have one very similar to one of yours and several in black that I love. I use them whenever I have the chance! Thank you for hosting.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such beautiful and treasured vintage beaded bags. I love to see your loved and cherished treasures. I have a mother-of-pearl coin purse that I display with old black and white photos.
Thank you for this great gathering!
Sweet Hugs,

Jules@Happy House and Home said...

You have the most gorgeous collections! Thank you for your party! Have a great week.

Unknown said...

So pretty and too pretty to be tucked away! Great display! Thanks for hosting today.

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Hi Patti,

Thank you so much for featuring my jewelry armoire. I am so honored and thrilled.

Peggy~PJH Designs

Unknown said...

The bags are so beautiful. There are a few bags with beads at my home. It is so true that sometimes you find several items and it seems as if one collects them. I find that with candle holders! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

I love your beautiful vintage bags, its a wonderful collection of beaded work! Thanks for hosting another great party!

Take Care,

Babs said...

I remember having several evening bags similar to those, but yours are much more beautiful than mine were.:)
Thanks so much for hosting.

Paula said...

Those are all so pretty!!
Thanks so much for linking up for WW!
And thanks for hosting this fun party which I've just linked up to :))


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your vintage handbags are so beautiful. I have a couple from the 50's that I actually carried. Thanks so much for joining to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Love all your beautiful bags!!! Found you via Faith, Grace and Crafts. Love your blog and enjoyed my visit. Hugs, Beverly

Palomasea said...

Patti, I LOOOOVE beaded little purses! I am crazy for them! What a gorgeous incredible workmanship....
I hope you are having a great week, sweet friend!
- Irina

The Charm of Home said...

The handbags are gorgeous! Thank you for hosting and for joining Home Sweet Home!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

isn't that sweet: you have your style. All the handbags are beautiful but in a similar way. They make a wonderful collection. I also bought a handbag wit tiny pearls once in NY Chinatown, but mine is with dark colors. Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection.
Best greetings, Johanna

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

I have a few of those myself. I just sold to beautiful 50's crocheted bags with wonderful handles. Love all yours. And yes, I collect all sort of things, now on a chippy white streak! Di@Cottage-wishes

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What gorgeous bags, Patti! They make a beautiful collection. So glad you shared them with us at my HOME. Have a lovely weekend.


Mom E. said...

¬ove the creamy white purses!
I ahve a "collection" of purses, I was hop9ing they would inspire me to make more....haven't yet, but hope to. I have made bags to match formal dresses, but not like the ones I hope to make with my collection of fabrics...I want to do TOO many things! Some day!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

The beaded bags are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting and for the feature! Hope you gals have a beautiful weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

thistlewoodfarm said...

Such neat vintage bags!!

What a great way to display and enjoy them!

Have a great weekend!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love these beaded bags! I remember carrying one to Prom back in the 60's! They are so lovely grouped together like this! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF this week!


June said...

Oh my goodness Patti! Your collection of beaded bags is gorgeous! I love vintage bags and have a few but none THIS lovely! LOVE THIS!
hugs from me...

Muscetta said...

Thanks for hosting. The little bags are really beautiful. A little trasure. Tina

Jeannie Marie said...

What a treasure! I picked a gorgeous one up for my daughter's stocking stuffer at our Goodwill store thinking she had a collection...nope! She has a collection of vintage compacts! This is why you need to LIVE BY YOUR CHILDREN! So glad to be back blogging! I participated in your party again for the first time in six months!

Doni said...

Ahhhhhhh.....better than a hot bath in a tub of soapy scented water....a lovely post with PEARL handbags...!!!
Such lovely bags too!! Now that's a collection that would find a permanent spot in my home, regardless of the 'man' stuff lying around!!! I'm always so attracted to the beauty of those old gorgeous bags...we really should bring that back to popularity you know??? Thank you so much for sharing your lovelies with us this week!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


You always manage to post the most glorious vintage finds, and these pages are lush! I saw one today on my France "travels" for the party that was a vintage rhinestone clutch from France that was so unusual in that I had never seen one with embedded stones.

Thank you for hopping to France with us! The real buzz happened during the weekend, and some bloggers have already changed their posts, just to let you know that when you click on some of the sites, you have to scroll down to find the posts.

Have a lovely "trip", sans baggage! Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti! Again, look at your collection. I love your pretty olden bags! So lovely. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Your evening purses are so exquisite. How exciting for you to find them...Christine

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, what a beatiful collection of evening purses you have. Have a wonderful day.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Such a pretty post!
I love all the beaded handbags.
And.... what a wonderful surprise!!
Thank you for featuring my altered hand bag.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your bags are exquisite. I especially love the one from Germany. Beaded and jeweled bags are beautiful to me. I have an old vintage bag that my mom passed on to me. It's not beaded or jeweled, but is so special to me because I can just imagine her wearing it. You have a lovely and unique collection of bags.


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Eclectic Red Barn said...

Wow, what a lovely purse collection. I have a couple but your collection is just fabulous.
Have a wonderful weekend,
@ Eclectic Red Barn


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