Thursday, 1 July 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday ... Leather and Buttons what a gift ...

Last week I went to meet a girl I went to school with for a cuppa ...
she knows of my penchant for old treasures ...
and arrived with these gorgeous gifts ...
that once belonged to a dear friend of hers, a former sewing teacher, who's just gone into care.
I was speechless ...
the leather clutch purse with the amazing clasp ...
measuring about 16x25 cms or 6"x10"...
perfect size to use now ...
on a special occasion ...
that a gentle rub with a leather finish will bring life to it again.
peeking inside made me gasp with delight.
This leather folder ideal to hold a passport and tickets ...
with a gorgeous burgundy shot taffeta lining ...
plus a 1941 & 1942 calender ...
as well as a huge assortment of buttons the like I've not seen before.
Wooden buttons labelled ... cherry, kauri ...
vintage buckles, mother of pearl, bone, silver, metal ...
Oh My ~ another example of how blessed I am! 

18 Comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

ohhh GASP!! what gorgeous goodies i can imagine your shock surprise at receiving them!

Sue said...

Oh my! What fun leather pieces your friend has given you. And those buttons- I'm always amazed when I see them still intact on their cards. How very sweet of her to add to your collection of treasures, Cherie. Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit from Suzanne's party. It is always so nice to meet someone new!
:-) Sue

Now I'm off to visit some more of your posts...

Miri said...

Lovely!

You just reminded me...DH has a leather passport folder from his father.

LV said...

How fortunate you are to have a friend to give you this vintage treasure.

Maureen said...

Those buttons are awesome! Lucky girl!

Vonlipi said...

Aren't you glad you met your friend for a cuppa? Beautiful treasures!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful surprise to find all of those treasures. Love old buttons.
Have a great weekend.
Sherry

Pam said...

Wow. That calendar is in amazing shape. And all the buttons too. It looks like you made out well.

Diann said...

OMG! What amazing and wonderful treasures!! I love them! And what a great friend!

Postcardy said...

I like the way it still has a 1942 calendar.

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viridian said...

What a lovely purse - and goodies! Happy VTT.

Michelle said...

What a lovely and interesting gift!

Coloradolady said...

what a fun and interesting gift!!! Love it!!! Have a great VTT!

幸齊幸齊 said...

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Anna said...

Such a generous gift, I love that clasp. I just came into some unusual buttons myself - enjoy! Happy 4th.

Panda said...

GASP! 1942!!!! OMG I would be plotzing, I would!

SUNDAY COLLECTOR said...

What a lovely blog you have! I look forward to seeing more of your unique finds. Thanks for adding me to your roll - I will become a follower of you too! I'm loving being a part of the blog world!

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