Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pocket Full of Charm


There's a small store in a town nearby that sells tons of second hand jewelry and hats! That's quite a unique combination of merchandise for a small business.

Mannequin heads wearing the fancy hats can be seen in the front window which faces a main street. Once inside the small shop, there is a lot to see but not much room to move around.


While not in the market for jewelry because of way too large a collection, browsing in the shop is still fun. One day, a purse of sorts caught my eye. It was made of deep purple velvet with a combination of black, brown, pink, and turquoise beads hanging from the bottom. More bead work covered edges of the purse. It seemed very Native American.



It was a little pricey at $14 but I really loved it so parted with the 14 bucks. Unfortunately, a long beaded handle that went around the neck broke the first time I wore it. Guess it wasn't meant for wearing in public.

Still, the little purse remains a nice accent piece for a table. Can't help but wonder about its history such as, who made it, where was it from, and was it meant to be used or just admired? Hmmmmmm. Guess I'll never really know the answer to those questions so I'd better just enjoy the purse for its color and eye appeal.






Do you have a favorite style of purse?

10 comments:

Linda said...

Susan, such an interesting purse. I love the old crocheted bags. I have one and I don't carry it but love it's look!

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, You have an eye for beauty. I love this piece and feel the history in it.

diane stetson said...

I have a darling Native American change purse...turquoise and beaded and it has lots of other colors in it...bought it in Arizona when I went for my neice's wedding one year...I LOVE it and get many compliments on it.Mine was 21 dollars but they always get you in tourist traps..ha ha Enjoy your purse Susan!

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Linda! Yeah, I think crocheted bags are cool, too. Hope you have a good day today! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Linda O...Thanks so much for saying I have an eye for beauty. Love reading through decorating magazines. Also love thrift store shopping. Take care, Linda. Thanks for visiting. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Di...I love little purses with lots of colors and beads. Arizona definitely has them in giftie shops. Think I remember the giftie shop you got your purse in. Take care and have a wonderful day! Sincerely, Susan

Cheryl Moore said...

Hi Susan :) I love antique shops, thrift stores, flea markets, and rummage sales, too. In Kansas they're called rummage sales; In Oklahoma they're called garage sales; and I think some areas call them yard sales and some call them house sales. :) I always thought that was pretty interesting. :) Oh, I like to crochet, too, Susan. I made my daughter a beaded crochet draw-string bag. I'm borrowing it now though for my camera bag. :)

Jenny said...

What a cool pocket! That is really neat!

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Cheryl...We both love antique shops, thrift stores, etc. Here, yard sales are popular and they are also called tag sales. That's wonderful that you crochet. I did not have the patience but love crocheted things. Good for you, Cheryl! Thanks so much for your visit and comment. Love to have you come by anytime. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Thanks, Jenny, for your visit and comment. Will always enjoy having you stop by. Sincerely, Susan

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