I always like to start and end with a quotation on my weekly post here, and I stumbled upon Kin Hubbard, identified as an American humorist who lived from 1868-1930. This time of year the weather is a main topic of conversation because it is a little erratic. I thought by now I could have posted pictures of the outside of the store all ready for the new tourist season, but not so...40 mph winds...40 degree temps...so the plants are sitting patiently waiting.
As with any purse, these bags came in varying degrees of quality to accommodate any pocketbook and were priced from $5-$75 ($36-$545 in today's money). They were fun and unusual and remain so today as collectors and lovers of vintage accessories snatch them up. The most common names associated with Lucite purses are Wilardy, Charles Kahn, Patiricia of Miami, Stylecraft of Miami, Gilli, Lewellyn, Maxim, Tryolean, Rialto.
Many were unsigned or have lost their paper tags. This would make a neat Mother's Day gift...and also...the jewelry elf, Sharon, is up from Florida...check out these new bracelets! These are made from old clip-on earrings.
and then, a new series...this is a set of 2 since the more bracelets, the better in the new retro fashion world.Also, my BFF Ruthie the elf is helping me get the shop all gussied up for the new season...and we will be doing the Bayberry Twigs Antique Show in Avalon, Saturday May 26 at the Community Hall at 30th and the beach.