I'll admit it. I have a thing for vintage handbags.
But don't ever expect to see me carrying one.
Instead, I carefully select these by-gone beauties at thrift stores and garage sales and transform them into gifts that I call Hooch Bags, pretty purses filled with funny money, candy cigarettes and a discrete nip -- a little naughty, but a whole lot nice. They make great hostess gifts and are a hit at wedding parties or other special gatherings.
Here's another fun use for vintage handbags: use them as place cards that guests can take home as a parting gift. I saw this idea at the Los Angeles County Fair's tabletop competition. This display was themed, "Ladies Luncheon for Four Femmes Fatales of Film Noir. "
Talk about giving a whole lot of personality to bunch of old bags!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter