Vintage Thingies Thursday 6…..

This week I thought I’d blog about old bags – handbags that is. I love a really good vintage handbag, like the 1920’s kind or earlier. I also love kimono silk. So what better project than to match the two of them up? I bought some old celluloid purse frames, one even has its original celluloid link chain. My intention has been to fashion a bag out of the kimono silk, but as you can see I haven’t got very far…



This is a lovely cream ivoroid frame on vintage kimono silk in purple and buttercream – I love it!

The second frame is a deep amber colour.



This lovely marbled frame has a great swivel clip, and of course, the original chain.



This clever frame opens into a square, but locks in place with a swivel clip. This dusty purple silk is so beautiful.

I think the combination of celluloid with Japanese fabric works well together – very 1920’s!

Maybe one day I’ll get around to making my bags – I just need to be able to hack my way through to the sewing machine:

 Make your way over to  Confessions of an apron queen for more vintage thingies Thursday fun! 

Addendum: I just found out about Blogtoberfest (a blog a day for the whole of October) over at Big Cat’s Emporium, so I’ll make this my first Blogtoberfest post!

I’m going to blog about vintage buttons through the whole of October – a button a day (when I don’t have other blog commitments). Lots of button goodies – bakelite, celluloid, casein, needlelace, wood, mother-of-pearl, glass ……. so pop back from time to time and check out my button collection!

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