Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fashion Cents - 1950's Make Over

Altered 1950's Black Velvet Bag

When I found this 1950's black velvet bag I thought it was beautiful "as is"..... but, knew I could make it "fabulous"! ...and for $22 I couldn't pass it up.
I also picked up some creamy white millinery flowers (an old hat), a few brass charms, some old rhinestone buttons and some black lace.
I knew before I left the store that I was going to add the millinery rose but had no idea I would end up using  the other pieces, too.
When I got it home....  on closer inspection.....  it had some issues.  I needed to make some alterations if I intended to "use" the purse.
I covered up some of the flaws with the brass charms.  I wanted the millinery rose to be the focal point but it had issues as well.  While the rose was in perfect "vintage" condition the leaves were falling apart and an ugly lime green.  So.....  I cut leaves from the black lace and "covered" the original leaves.  An "over lay" effect. Now they look wonderful!  The bits of green slightly peeking through the lace (I tried to catch that in the 4tyh photo).  
With the remaining lace....  I made some little flowers and used the rhinestone buttons as centers.
I glued the remaining button to the center of  the leaf charm and added a lace tie to the handle.
Now it is truely "fabulous"!
I love it!
Oh!  and did I mention.......  it has a gorgeous pink satin lining!!

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janice15 said...

It's lovely...I love vintage purses and dresses etc...nice job..with love Janice

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful vintage handbag at my party this week...luv what you did to it.


Alessandra said...

I love vintage objects and your handbag is just gorgeous.

Peggy Hale said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What a great purse! You did a wonderful job of updating it. I love that rose. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Transformed Tuesday.

Peggy~PJH Designs

LV said...

The bag was nice as you found it, but you turned it into a real piece of art.

Susan Clayton said...

Great job. (I think the rose looks like a gardenia) I love finding your post at Pink Saturday - always one of my favorites!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Join us at 8:00PM tonight for this weeks party.
Debi and Charly

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful fashion pieces at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your black bag is gorgeous!

Take Care,

Ivy and Elephants said...

So very beautiful! You are so creative. We featured it this week!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You did an amazing job embellishing this gorgeous vintage purse - love it and terrific deal too! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,