Nancy Haddock is sharing a vintage treasure on
I inherited this precious vintage bag from my mother. I don’t have a more exact date than the 1950s, but I have a photo of my mom holding the purse somewhere, and I’d guess the picture is circa mid-1950s.
This is a Dorset Rex 5th Avenue NY purse. The aluminum woven basket oval body is topped with a black Lucite lid and handle. The lining is salmon; the closure is a flap-and-hook type – also aluminum. The bag is 5 ½” high, and the oval is 8 x 3¾”.
I don’t carry the purse because I fear ripping the lining, but I love having this tangible memory of Mom!
OMG, Nancy, I have been looking for my mom's version--it's a rectangle.
About Nancy: Nancy Haddock is an award-winning, national bestselling author. Basket Case is the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries with Berkley Prime Crime. Her earlier books are La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always The Vampire.
The trouble Nixy expects in little Lilyvale, Arkansas
is not the kind of trouble she finds.
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