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What is your pride and joy?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Jonathan, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. dancingdresses

    dancingdresses Registered Guest

    Taking a break from playing with the new granddaughter to post her great-grandma's nightgown. My Mom was quite the clothing "gourmet" and I think this is lovely.

    Made in France, late 20's or very early 30's. Silk georgette, machine applique with an almost "Tiffany" feel and tiny pleats falling from the tip of each wisteria. So fragile that photographing was the only means of "preservation." <BR><img src="http://members.aol.com/dancingdresses/images/kauf-fr3-1.jpg"><BR><img src="http://members.aol.com/dancingdresses/images/kauf-frdet1-1.jpg"><BR>C.
    (who's hoping this is entered correctly. Yikes! There's no "preview" button!)
     
  2. artisannes

    artisannes Trade Member

    My pride and joy? My collection of Ceil's I suppose - here's one - but I find it hard to pick my favourite (and why can everybody crop better than me? - I've cropped the poor mannies leg)

    <img src=http://members.aol.com/artisannes/ceilcrop.jpg>
     
  3. Please excuse the wrinkles. Didn't have time to both press the wrinkles out and snap a pic of Esmeralda wearing my best vintage dress...

    <center><img src="http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Mar/20043231746820316784252.jpg"><BR></center></p>

    close-up of the novelty print...
    <center><img src="http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Mar/20043236785230655853209.jpg"><BR></center></p>

    I've had this dress for about eight years now - from my aunt's estate. It's my favorite novelty print. Yep, those are chariots. Can't help but think the print was inspired by one of my fave movies - Ben Hur.

    And I surmise that many of the board regulars will be able to identify the well known American designer of this dress...


    Carol
     
  4. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Carol, that's as cute a novelty print as I've seen lately. No wonder you love it. But I haven,t a clue as to who designed it. The colors and style hint at Tina Leser, but I don't know if she did prints like this.

    Lizzie
     
  5. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    I was thinking Tina Leser too...but honestly do not have a clue...I love novelty prints and this is lovely!

    Sue:)
     
  6. OK... I'll tell... It's Shaheen!

    Carol
     
  7. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    I don't believe it! How unexpected and how fun is it that you have such a unique piece.

    Lizzie
     
  8. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    That is the most un-Shaheen Shaheen I have ever seen!

    What a neat piece!

    Have you written Camille to ask about it?

    Sue
     
  9. Yes! It is unique. And no, I haven't written to Camille. One of these days maybe... However, the figures in the print are somewhat similar to the print featured on her webpage. http://www.alfredshaheen.com/vinclot.html

    Carol
     
  10. cosmiccowgirl

    cosmiccowgirl Alumni

    Here are a couple of quick snaps of a few of my favorite things.

    Llewellyn Crown Shaped Lucite Purse with Gold Filagree<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/crown.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Llewellyn Pearlized White Lucite Purse Embellished with Pearls, Rhinestone, Brocade and Soutache<BR>
    Here are a couple of quick snaps of a few of my favorite things.

    Llewellyn Crown Shaped Purse with Gold Filagree<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/pearl.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Pink Glitter Lucite Purse from Florida Handbags<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/pinkfla.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Black Lucite Purse Embellished with Rhinestones by Gilli<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/gilli1.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Clear Lucite Purse Embellished with Rhinestones from Florida Handbags (with original hangtag from the Florida Fashion Council)<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/flahb1.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Gold and Black Tinsel Lucite Purse from Myles Originals<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/myles.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Clear Lucite Purse Embellished with Rhinestones from Patricia of Miami<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/patty1.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Yellow Pearl Lucite Handbag from Patricia of Miami <BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/patty2.jpg"><BR><BR>
    Another Yellow Pearl Patty<BR>
    <img src="http://www.grandecom.net/~cosmiccowgirl/ebay/patty3.jpg"><BR><BR>
     
  11. dibs2002

    dibs2002 Registered Guest

    OH WOW. They are GORGEOUS!!!

    Deb
     
  12. Beehive Vintage Goods

    Beehive Vintage Goods Trade Member

    Green with envy here - over those amazing purses!!!!!
     
  13. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I am jealouse and I don't even like plastic purses!!! but those are the creme de la creme!
     
  14. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Leigh, did I read somewhere that you have over 600 lucite handbags in your collection?

    These ones that you posted are fabulous.....and I bet you just grabbed the first ones you came upon right?

    Sue
     
  15. Okay, I'm suing for some of the bags, based upon injuries sustained falling out of my chair looking at them. :)

    Steph
     
  16. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    whoa - those are GREAT. That Llewellyn is to die for.

    Hollis
     
  17. ourbabyroo

    ourbabyroo Registered Guest

    Absolutely awesome, Cosmic!

    Is Sue right - over 600 lucite purses????

    Holy guacamole, Batman!
     
  18. cosmiccowgirl

    cosmiccowgirl Alumni

    Yes, it's somewhere in the 600 range. I haven't cataloged them recently, so I'm not sure of the exact number since I buy and sell them regularly. I usually have about 100 on display in the house at any given time. can you say obsessed?
     
  19. artisannes

    artisannes Trade Member

    Well I'm not surprised you're obsessed - they are utterly gorgeous :)
     
  20. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    What was that I smelled???

    AH yes.... an article on the history of the plastic purse... and that smell is definately coming from Texas....
     

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