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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Sourcing of Things

I've had my antennas out and managed to source this beautiful antique purse. It was coming apart in places, and I decided that rather than save and repair it, I'd let it keep coming apart.

In fact, I'd give it a (gentle) hand.

So now, it's in pieces, and most beautiful pieces might I add. Lots of dust flew about the place, and out came the museum polish for a protective buffer. I found the inside pieces of leather much more desirable than the outers, but there were so many useful pieces that makes this find is a treasure in itself.


 The purse measured 12cm x 6.5cm.


I particularly loved these tiny little coin pockets at the front.



So many compartments lined with beautiful rich old crackly leather.

There are some miniature undressed journals waiting for coats;
this I feel shall be included in at least one of them.


3 comments:

  1. oh, i cannot wait to see what this purse becomes.

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  2. Oohh, what a great find!! I love the color of the leather in the area of the little pockets. Well said, beautiful rich old crackly leather :)

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  3. What a treasure! And a beautifully unusual colour. Can't wait to see what results :)

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