I was the successful bidder in an auction to aid in a kidney transplant. The handbag was donated by Lizzie Lee's boutique in Roanoke, Texas. I called them and found out it was hand-made and is one of a kind.
Pure West and Pure Vintage is a small company owned by Cheryl Long. She has been making vintage bags and wearable art for 25 years. She collects fabrics from all over the world. Some as far back as 1890. She cleans the fabric and carefully constructs the bag. There are no patterns for her work. She allows the material to speak to her on the design. She says many celebrities collect her work. Her web site is: www.purewest.net.
The fabric on the body of the bag is French circa 1920s cut velvet. The inlay pocket is around the same time. It has the original gold metallic trim that is quite rare now. The trim on the top of the bag is hand dyed handmade silky ribbon trim to add to the vintage feel. The edging is antique netting made into trim. The netting edging is made from a vintage petticoat.
This is the story of Texas Cowboy Garrett Loving and city girl Emily Parker. When Emily Parker escapes an abusive boyfriend and becomes the new resident and owner of Miss Rose's house in Cedar Valley, Texas, she gets more than she bargained for as she discovers the spirit of Miss Rose Loving is still in the house and doesn't want to leave her son behind. Is she a loving spirit who wants her son to find true love or is she an evil spirit who wants to keep Garrett and Emily apart.
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