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!
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!