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Monday, April 7, 2014

An Update on my last post about Enid Collins handbags

As most of you know, I just posted about Enid Collins and her handmade handbags...........just realizing that I have actually had one in my possession all of these years..........and not knowing how special it was.
You can read about this and Enid Collins in my previous post.
This weekend, I went out on a picking adventure and to my delight, found two more Enid Collins handbags!
( you can click onto photos for a better view.)
Isn't this beautiful?? As you will read in the previous post, she named each bag with a different name.......
this one is called Floral basket. As you can see the "Collins" brand mark is on the bottom part of the bag as well and can also be found on the inside.

It  has a long strap to it. 

This is one of the popular wood bottom and leather strap kind. 

the name and brand are on the back of this one. This one is called
Les Fleurs.

Here is the one I have had for many years. The strap actually unsnaps and can be longer.


It is called Soft Touch. 

Now they are in my vintage shop and look so pretty! Don't you think?
How about you?.........do you collect vintage handbags?
What is your favorite?
I would love to hear!

7 comments:

lil red hen said...

What a find!! We don't always know just what we have ~ we just consider it an old purse. Someday, a person will come into your shop and will say, "Bingo!, I know what kind of bag this is!"

I've never been one to carry a bag, especially since my babies are grown. lol

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They are all so beautiful! I change purses all the time so just have run of the mill ones that can mix and match with everything. Have a great week. Tammy

Sunni said...

I would have to say my favorites are the basket and the one you own. Although all of them are so pretty and unique. I would love to be able to own one. How fun! Thanks for posting these

Sunni said...

I love these bags! They are beautiful and unique. I especially am fond of the basket design. Wish I could find one in my area. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing these.

papel1 said...

Isn't it funny that the term purse is not used very much. Everyone uses the term Handbags. Whatever they are called your bags are lovely.
Judy

janice15 said...

Well they are just lovely.. Your shop looks like its all pretty .. would love to see it.. Hugs.. O p.s. I'm ready to get the dishes so if you can email. me.. or just do a invoice to my paypal I'm ready thank you .. with love Janice

Marie said...

What lovely bags! What fun that you have three now!