Friday, September 11, 2009
It's Aqua Blue Heaven Friday! Today's theme is the vintage needlepoint handbag. Also called a carpet bag. Sometimes called a tapestry bag. Many names, all the same dealio. I've come to find through talking to other vintage lovers that they either love 'em or haaaate 'em. I, for one, adore them! Yeah, they have a bad rep for being considered Grandma-y, but not all of them look like they're on their way to bingo at the fire hall.
Since it's friday, you know I found some to go with the day's theme- and I'll tell you ingrates what: it was not easy finding this style of vintage handbag in shades of aqua. I'm not sure why the color palette of choice with these tends to be on the earth tone side, deep maroons and such, so you'll take what I found and like 'em! Or don't, if you're in the group of "I hate 'em", in which I would say "Good day sir!" to you. To the rest of you who also like this sort of thing, I hope you enjoy!
Vintage 60's Mod Puzzle Pieces Handbag. I really dig the oversize O-rings on this sucka!
Vintage Velvet Tapestry Needlepoint Handbag. Velvet plus a big fat rose equals major win!
Vintage Calla Lillies Needlepoint Handbag. I associate the lillies and the black with having a creepy, funeral-y vibe, but you know, in a cool way. Like it would make some goth chick moderately happy. Am I insane for thinking that? Note: That was purely rhetorical and not meant to be answered. Wiseass.
Vintage 60's Aqua Tapestry Mini Suitcase. Ok, so yeah, it's technically a suitcase but look at those colors! Do love. I want a sofa with that same fabric. And no, I'm not kidding. It kinda rocks.
Vintage Under The Sea Theme Needlepoint Handbag. You know you love it. Also, take note of the bizarre love triangle going on with the goldfish, seahorse and random pink fish.
Vintage Raffia Needlepoint Handbag from Joules. This one's my favorite! It's been bedazzled, people. Bedazzled! It's like I always never say: what the world needs now is not love, sweet love, Burt Bacharach you idiot, what it needs is more fake plastic gems hot glued to crap.