Wednesday, 8 July 2009

The Collectors Bug

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I am fairly sure I am genetically predisposed to collecting. Yes, there's absolutely nothing I can do about it. I come from a family who just can't help loving to collect things!

From my mum, and before her my grandmother the love of collecting vintage fashion and accessories is something I can't deny. I remember as a child playing with my grandmother's collection of vintage lace and silk evening gloves, and what can I say? I was hooked!

I thought I'd give you a quick peek and my little collection of vintage handbags, and my mother's rather larger collection!

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For my mum it started off with beaded evening bags, and soon expanded!

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However her current passion is these plastic handbags made from materials like bakelite and lucite.

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My own collection is still pretty small, I display them on a shelf in my wardrobe.

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It's hard to choose, but if I had to have a favourite I think it would be this white and clear lucite handbag.

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Do you have the collecting bug? What do you like to collect? And is there ever a point where you decide you have enough?!

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3 comments:

Claire said...

Lovely collection, jealous!! And Mums and Grandmas have a habit of passing them on....

sherin said...

Wow. Those bags are all so pretty. I'm obsessed with porcelain dolls. I have a small collection of them. But have to hide them when friends stay over because apparently they're creepy, lol.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

WOW.... beautiful collection :)