Handbag Monday I have a friend who was my handyman for many, many years. Several years back, he fell ill and had to retire. So every so often, I call him up and take him to our favorite hamburger joint for a chat.
This past time, I took him home and settled between him and his girlfriend to bore them with pictures of my Europe trip. She noticed the ring I wore, one I inherited from my mom. She used to sell jewelry and loves jewelry. I love handbags.
She said knowing I love handbags so much, she had something I might like, a handbag which belonged to her mother. And here it is:
This lovely creation was made in the forties or fifties. It has a label which says "Jill-Empress, Guaranteed Handmade, Japan." Here's the label:
The bag is fashioned of silk and covered with bugle beads. It's exquisite.
When I did an internet search, I found this particular Jill-Empress brand of handbags were very affordable, anywhere from $12.00 to $60.00.
On several occasions, friends have gifted me with handbags which had belonged to relatives because they know how much I love them and I will always treasure them. And as always, the gesture truly touches my heart.
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