Thursday, October 29, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

OK - Somebody turn the faucets off !!! Another day of rain, another one for tomorrow and chance it won't end til Sat. AM. :(

On the bright side - it is time for Show and Tell hosted by Cindy @ My Romantic Home Thanks Cindy for hosting this weekly event.

My contribution this week is a real "blast from the past". I was going to say - remember when we all had those clutch bags covered in beads and sequins that we carried out in the evening to parties, weddings, etc.. But then I thought - No, many of the bloggers out there are not old enough to remember them. :-) Well, I AM old enough! (there I said it) :-) What you are about to see are 2 of mine that I have kept all these years - from the mid 60's. These were hard to photograph because of the light reflecting off of them.
The basic white -

And the basic black -
These little beauties attended many evening events and hold many memories. Neither one has been used in many years, but I don't have the heart to get rid of them.
That is my contribution to "Show and Tell". Be sure and visit Cindy to see what she and the other participants have to share this week.

Now - off to see if Susan @ "Thoughts From Over the Rainbow" got the Ark out of drydock for us, and to see what food and drink provisions I need to bring along! :-D
Have a great weekend!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I have one almost like the black one. They're beautiful.

Raining here again, too. Flash floods, in MO and IL.

Sandra said...

They are lovely! I wouldn't have the heart to get rid of them either. I always enjoy your blog. :)

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

they are both to die for! but I think the black one is my fave


Donna said...

They are both beautiful. I would not part with them.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes I remember them! I had one for so many years and I finally gave it to my daughter. There was a lock of her baby hair in it and a silver dollar for each one of my children's births. It was funny to see the three "different" silver dollars. One was real silver, one was silver coloured and one was smaller than the other two. I kept those mementoes for years.

Domestic Designer said...

They are both just beautiful! I wouldn't part with them either.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh yes, I do remember those bags and I still have a couple that I can't seem to part with either. It was the sort of thing that no lady left without. I also remember when I had a closet full of long dresses to wear with all those pretty purses. Great memories. Your purses are gorgeous, I would keep them too. Thanks also for stopping by and leaving such kind comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh you must keep them! And honey, put some glad rags on, and take one of those gorgeous vintage bags, and go paint the town red. Young women pay big bucks for those bags in vintage stores!

I still have my first beaded bag -- a black one, with a long chain strap that has long since broken and been replaced by a twisted silk cord. I bought it in 1969 to take to a Christmas party - I was still in high school! I have used it ever since then, and my daughters have borrowed it more times than I care to remember. I even have the original box. I think it cost me 20-dollars -- a fortune for a high school student in '69!
My Mom didn't let me borrow her evening bags!
thanks for reviving some lovely memories and showing off those stunning little bags.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Glenda, they are beautiful. I don't think you should part with them. I think I have some similar to these. I'm going to have to go on a hunt to find them. Have a great weekend, in spite of the rain, and you and Susan save a spot for me on the ark! laurie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Glenda, they are beautiful. I don't think you should part with them. I think I have some similar to these. I'm going to have to go on a hunt to find them. Have a great weekend, in spite of the rain, and you and Susan save a spot for me on the ark! laurie

Bill said...

Hi Glenda,
The bags are beautiful. My mother had some that were very similar. She passed away several years ago, but the bags are still in the cedar chest in the house I grew up in (where my father grew up and still lives). We obviously don't like getting rid of things in our family (I have the dress she wore on their wedding day and the ones she wore to my wedding and to my brother's).

Anyway, glad you kept yours. So glad you shared them today ... and brought back memories of seeing my parents all dressed up and headed to the country club for parties.

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend. I agree ... enough with the rain for a while!


Unknown said...

These are too lovely to get rid of. They must hold wonderful memories.

Diann @ The Thirfty Groove said...

Hi Glenda!

These purses are stunning! I have a couple of them as well. And I am seeing them all over the place now at stores!

Have a wonderful day!

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I still have a couple of evening clutches hanging around. I actually love old purses so I won't get rid of them. These are very pretty.

Hootin Anni said...

I wouldn't want to get rid of them either....they're gorgeous.

My Show n Tell is a slide show this week.

Happy weekend, happy Halloween if you observe matter, just BE SAFE!

CLICK HERE for my Show n Tell

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I know, I think I'm going to go crazy if the rain doesn't stop soon. I have so much gardening to do and everything is just a muddy mess!

Those purses are beautiful!


Barb said...

Glenda, your bags are gorgeous. I have a couple that I just adore. They are so lovely!!!!

Barb ♥

Sue said...

Never get rid of those beauties! They are so pretty and whether you use them again or not, they exude style! Display them proudly.
:-) Sue

Frazzled Mom said...

Hang on to them because they are back! Love them!

Come see my collection at

grannyann said...

My daughter loves to find that type of bag at garage sales. I don't know how many she has. yours are beautiful.

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting! I love the handbags. I have a blue beaded little purse that my Grandmother carried. It has a little chain to carry it instead of the clutch style. It is only decor now, as some of the beads are loose.
I also saw your birdcage metamorphosis. LOVE IT!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

Lenore said...

Yes, the clutches are lovely and you shouldn't get rid of them.
Vintage buyers would love to buy them from you!
Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment....see you next week.

Mrs.T said...

Just beautiful! I would have kept them, too.

Thanks for sharing, and also for stopping by my kitchen table to see my antique cards. Feel free to visit anytime.

God bless,

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Glenda! I had such a great time with you last weekend! Can you believe this rain!!!!!!! I think my toes are starting to become webbed! I've been busy making jewelry! I love your purses! I have my mom's black bag and a white sequin one my dad picked up years ago at a garage sale. I still use them! I love your bird cage with the chandelier! How cute is that! I'm gonna try and get back to blogging again. I really do miss everybody! God Bless! Love Ya! Lauralu :)

{oc cottage} said...

Those are so pretty!!! I collect them myself too!

m ^..^

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, keep them... they're lovely!
Thanks so much for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, this are certainly a treasure. I can see why you hung onto them.. they are gorgeous.. my fav...the black to die for...
Happy Halloween my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty bead bags.. love them all!

thanks for sharing..

have a good weekend

The Old Parsonage said...

Ahhh I can just imagine the events that you attended - they were probably very glamorous.


Simply Debbie said...

Dear Glenda,
I have always collected vintage purses. I love them.
when my precious Amy passed(just 6 1/2 days ago) I had to put a purse in her casket with her because she never went any where without a purse but usually the purse she carried was bigger than her.
I found in my collection a gorgeous vintage sasha pleated clutch and her best friend and I put in very special things and layed it by her hands. It looked so beautiful and I know it made her happy.
please do not get rid of your purses or send them to someone who will always treasure them like me!

Abramyan Avenue said...

I love your clutches! They are so beautiful! I have always wanted one! Thanks so much for sharing! -April

Cindy said...

I remember those! I wasn't old enough to carry a purse back then but I still remember them! Things were so much more glamorous back then!