Monday, September 2, 2013

Vintage Picture Purses....

Not long ago, I purchased a bunch of these little metal purse frames with the idea that I might sew some "French-inspired" change purses to sell in my ETSY shop. Alas, all these months later, I have yet to tackle that project for more reasons than not. Recently, I was inspired to make some "faux" purses by using them with old cabinet cards.....

~*~I soaked these frames in "Black Patina" to oxidize them a bit~*~

.....sweet photographs of babies and children are the focal point of these darling faux purses....

I've added rhinestone charms and beads to some of them....
~*~sold~*~



...while others are trimmed in vintage lace.....


The back of the cabinet cards were left "as is" depending on whether or not the ornate Photographer's graphics were on them....

....to others, I added snippets of poems from vintage book pages...






~*~sold~*~








They may not be able to hold your change, but they do hold sweet memories of days gone by.
These will be on sale at my booth at The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm, in Salisbury, MA.....Sept. 21-22nd.
Happy Day Mes Amies!

27 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous idea!! I love these purse frames combined with the antique cabinet cards.....a perfect marriage!
    Jane

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  2. Sweet children and faux change purses, and even a little guy in a kilt.

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  3. Oh sweet images and words to go with them all mounted so beautifully in adorable
    little purse frames! Simply gorgeous!

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  4. What an amazingly imaginative idea. They look so sweet in their little purse frames.

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  5. So clever and creative you are ! Great idea, love it.

    xoxo from PARIS

    Joëlle

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  6. Brilliant idea! These are so sweet.
    en-JOY a lovely week,
    Kimberly

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  7. Michelle,
    I adore your blog. Such creativity is so inspiring. Your faux purses with old photos of children are wonderful.

    Judith

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  8. What a marvellous idea! The images are adorable and you chose such lovely words for the backs. Your faux purses are really gorgeous.

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  9. So very charming and such a neat idea! They look lovely!

    Jeanine

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  10. LOVE love this:)! I hope you'll be flattered and not offended if I steal your idea to use in my little antique mall space that I rent. Would you be willing to divulge how you 'aged' the purse tops? Merci beaucoup!

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  11. haha! I just now saw your explanation as to how you aged them. I'm too excited, can you tell?:)

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  12. amazing creativity !!!!!!!!!! Have a Beautiful and Creative Day...Chickie

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  13. These toddlers and babes will capture many a heart at the fair, my dear. I hope you saved some for yourself, because they will get 'adopted' on sight!

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  14. Dear Michelle Louise what an adorable and darling idea!!
    I so love what you did, theese are far more special, and beautiful, than any purse !! Wonderful with the sweet verses behind some of them!! I wish you happy hours selling those sweetnesses my dear!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  15. Pure genius! Love them all, especially the one in the skirt. How about the mention of "elevator to studio" for the ease of reaching the top! So sorry that once school begins there is little opportunity to travel....we will enjoy from this view on your blog! Merci!

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  16. I love these, so great using these that way! Very inspirational...Di@Cottage-wishes

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  17. Amazing! You come up with the coolest ideas! They will sell like hotcakes!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. That is the cutest idea I have seen in blog land for a very long time

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  19. That is the cutest idea I have seen in blog land for a very long time

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  20. Oh my goodness Michelle - these are just the cutest things ever! Love the images you used too!

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  21. I can't help but stare at them, just lovely!

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Taking the time to share your thoughts...your words...and your inspiration fills my soul....Merci.
~*~Michelle~*~