Flea Market Gem

The hubby and I launched our vacation with a trip to a flea market.  I scored BIG!  My first purchase was a whopping $3 and worth that and more!

It is a little misers purse.  Obviously handmade (crocheted).IMG_20180203_162019574

I couldn’t tell you how old it is (they were around from late 1800’s to the 1920’s) but the closure strings remind me of one I saw at the Costume Museum of Canada and that one was dated 1870’s.  It was also crocheted.

It took awhile to figure out how to get into it but once I did I though “ingenious!”

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There is a little tab on the front (look closely at the top photograph.  If you pull on it, it pulls the two sides apart and pulls the strings out.

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To fish something out, you poke your fingers past the strings.

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Then to close it, you pull on the ring.

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I am getting a lot of bang for my buck with this item.  I can study it and figure out how it was made and make more.  And I can use it with my next costume because the color is a near perfect match!

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Tomorrow I will share another treasure with you.

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