evening bag beaded with with bronze glass bugle beads
This is a small clutch bag that belonged to my husband's grandmother. She was a glamorous lady to be sure; although I saw very few old photographs, there was material evidence throughout the house of her former high style. She lived to be 89 & I knew her primarily in her grandmotherly golfer incarnation.
I inherited several garments that were left in her closet; furs (don't know what to do with), what I'd call a beaded Liz Taylor dress (plunging neckline), an allover beaded & sequined sleeveless top, and a pink beaded raw silk dress with mandarin collar that could only have been worn with go-go boots...yes! The theme today is beaded.
'Liz Taylor' gown- yesterday's
size 12, today's size 8
The bag shown above is in need of repair, the priority number assigned to that task is somewhere in the high hundreds. Sadly I do not have many occasions to use a bag like this, but I've kept it nevertheless. I did not keep most of the other bags. The simple, elegant style as well as the workmanship on this one made it a standout & caused me to hold onto it despite the low likelihood I'd use it. It doesn't even match the Liz Taylor dress, which is light blue sateen beaded with silver sequins, faux pearls, & crystal. It would work well with the ermine stole; snow white & very lovely if
entirely useless to me.
my favorite beaded change purse by Delill