Monday, November 14, 2011

My Coin Purse Collection

Hi there! I've been a bit under the weather for the last week, but am feeling much better today, so thought I'd share some of my 'favorite' flea market finds with you. Yes.....I seem to have lots of 'favorites' and I don't know what to say about it. Earlier I watched an episode of "Hoarders" and while I don't 'hoard' spoiled food, garbage and whatnot, I DO seem to have a talent for collecting many different vintage things....such as these little coin purses.

These are the only ones I have with the exception of one I keep in my own everyday purse. (It's an odd pink and I keep a few trinkets in it that I like to have handy.) Most of these I've had for quite a while. The little brown leather one I found recently. Why do I like these??? I have no clue, but every time I find comes home with me. I find them a sweet reminder of days gone by and evidently, I can't resist them.

The smallest one.....very tiny, as you can see by the seam gauge I've shown it with. So dear. I've had it a very long time and if I recall...I paid a quarter for it. Such sweet little embroidery.

I also wanted to mention the little boy's shoes. Well, I think they are boy's shoes and they are vintage. Yes, there is a collection of kid's shoes here at my place, although these are down at the studio right now...keeping me company for a while. Perhaps one day you'll see those....most of the baby shoe variety, including my own kid's shoes. These vintage ones...all dark black and brown...I simply could not leave the flea market without them. Would you? Oh, don't answer that.

I expect someday we won't be finding any of these little purses around....unless, like me, you save the ones you might have. I wonder who used them and where they lived?

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Thanksgiving. My son is coming on Sunday and I'm super excited about that....take care out there and I just may show you something pretty in a few more days! pat


Julie Fukuda said...

Shades of Jim G.! I like the little display rack too.

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I love our collection, someone needs to save these purses. Your son is coming that is so exciting.

Sharon Tomlinson said...

You have such a way with your favorites. I love them all. Wishing you a great visit with your son and family. said...

Your things are so sweet and you keep everything so interesting there is no way anyone would call you a "hoarder", certainly not me.

Shannon Young said...

Love the wee coin purses. There's just something about them - I love the old style clippy clasp. The "kiss closure" as I've seen it called. Can't you just see one in a white-gloved hand at the cashier counter. That was back when every town had a locally owned department store. There was one I went to with my mom when I was a child. The lady at the sales counter would write up your purchase ticket and take your money & then send them to the cash office via pneaumatic tube. The tube would return a few moments later with your receipt & change. Pure magic in the eyes of a child!

I think this is the reason we collect the things we collect. For whatever reason, we can feel the magic in them.

Claudine said...

J'aime beaucoup ta collection de porte-monnaie et elles sont bien mignonnes les chaussures. Porte-toi bien. Bisous

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