Saturday, January 28, 2012
Two Vintage Wooden Purses Via The Girlfriend. Status: Babe Boxes.
Weird, right? But they are kinda cool. I think we picked up the white washed one at an estate sale, sans the Betty Page embellishments. I came up with that bright idea and started messing around with it's implementation one evening long ago. The "babes" on the second, woodstained purse came with it.
The pics I put in the little frames on this purse were just printed on a cheap printer on cheap
paper and were not meant to stay. I just wanted to mock up what it would look like with some
cool Bettie Page pics in there. I never did get around to finishing the project (gasp...really?).
I'll get to it...some day. I think I kinda had to talk the Girlfriend into wanting the purse to begin
with. As purses go, I think it's got a great Rockabilly Chick vibe going for it.
Looks like a couple of earrings got forgotten in it. Check out the fitted mirror and classic tweed
patterned cloth interior. Gosh, I sound like I'm selling a car or something! As you can see I
only got around to fitting the front three frames with pictures. It was a lot of work trying to find
the right picture in the proper arrangement (landscape / portrait) and then resizing it to fit the
frame and printing it off. I could probably do it a lot easier now that I've had a bit more
experience with photo editing.
So then we spotted this sorta doppelganger at the thrift store and my first thought was "spare
parts!" I think the Girlfriend has caught my "three's a collection" bug though. We haven't spotted
a third yet for me to test my theory...so it remains a just that, a theory. Those three face shots
on the end are eyebrow raising. Kinda scary a little bit. Someone really wanted to show of
It's not quite as fancy with just a stain for a finish and just red fabric and a round mirror inside.
No leather clasp either. But that's the thing about thrifting...beggars can't be choosers. You
buy what you find or just leave it behind. It's kinda neat that they both still have their tags
intact. And they both still work. No broken hinges or clasps. But without a shoulder strap, I
don't know how useful these really are. There I go thinking like a guy though. I know...I get it...
I mean, how "useful" are 4" stacked heels? I really shouldn't know what stacked heels are