Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vintage Bag Redo!

I love bags...and I love vintage!

I bought this handmade bag at the Thrift Store for a quarter!

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But it was dirty and ugly! (no pics...just take my word for it!)

So I cut out the ugly lining...

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soaked and washed the crocheted bag in Lavender

detergent and made a new liner out of soft muslin!

I even added some vintage crocheted lace for the pocket.

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Added a little tab of velcro and now I can enjoy it!

I found both of these at the Hospice Thrift store this week...

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look at the detail of this little evening bag!

(Made in India)

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And this bag is made in Japan! (needs a handle)

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I’m joining Vintage Thingy Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and Thrifty Thursday

and Thrifty Things Friday!

Happy Thrifting AND collecting!

41 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your crochet bag, you did a great job of adding the new lining-looks great:@)

Incipient Wings said...

great finds!!!i found a bag recently that looks like the before pic of the crochet:)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow...Love the crocheted bag now that you've worked your sewing magic...So cute!!! That India bag will be nice to carry on a special evening with the hubby!

Vintage Gal said...

Well, my good gracious me ~ That chrocheted hand bag would be the talk of the town ~ LOVE IT ;-)

Kim K. said...

Your bags are simply divine!! I love them all, but that India bag is just full of all kinds of beautiful little details. I'm glad they found good homes.

laurie said...

these are truly lovely,, you're so talented to refurbish them so beautifully, i love them all

ShirleyC said...

That's quite a makeover! You found some neat bags!

Diane Writes said...

I love the white crochet bag Diane! It looks so neat and girly.

Vee said...

Oh my! That vintage, crochet bag is so lovely. You're a talented gal to be able to do that. Love the evening bags as well...very sweet.

Betsy said...

Wonderful transformation and what a great price! Love them all!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oooo such pretty bags! Love that you found them and gave them a new purpose and home :-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I would love to find a bag like that to transform!! Gorgeous!

Carol

LV said...

It is amazing how something dirty can be transformed in a piece of beauty. You did wonders with this bag.

Della said...

Those are some fantastic handbags! I really love how the crocheted bag turned out! It must have been quite ugly with that old pink liner in it. You sure did spruce it up, and give it a new life! You have got to be the best thrifter in the whole state!
Big hugs you awesome crafty lady ;)

Kasia said...

Hey you!

These are wonderful! I love what you did to the bag, it looks a hundred times better! :D I love the other two as well! great finds and redos!

Hugs!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

What pretty bags! I Love the crocheted one! And now it must smell like the heavenly lavender wash! :-)

Screaming Sardine said...

Beautiful! I love how you beautified the crochet bag. And that beaded bag is...wow!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

very cool bags Diane! I love the second one...too sweet:)

bj said...

The new lining took your crocheted bag right over the top. Love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your crochet bag is so pretty. I am glad you could see the beauty beyond the dirt!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

great bags and love the seashelly one!

Ames said...

The bag looks great! You did a nice job redoing it. I love old hand bags and hats too!~Ames

KAT said...

thanks for sharing those lovely bags...I love stuff like that too
KAT

Ms. Bake-it said...

What fabulous bags! I especially love the first two. Great job cleaning and repairing the crocheted bag.

~ Tracy

Crystalrainbow said...

its amazing what you can find :) they are beauties x x

Cozy Little House said...

Pretty bags! I think I have a total of 3, maybe 4 bags.
Brenda

autosuggestion techniques said...

Lovely purses and bags!

Cindy said...

Wow! Great bags at such good prices. I'm jealous! :)

Janet said...

All three of those bags are such great finds!
Blessings,
Janet

Gods Little People said...

That is seriously a good job with the crocheted bag - lovely result. I love the Japanese bag too... very dainty.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love them!! I just bought antique bags too...Don't you just love them? Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!!
Xo
Cindy

Babs said...

Darling purses. The crocheted one turned out really pretty with a bath and new liner. I like the white liner better anyway.
Hope you have a great weekend and more great thrifting,
Babs

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh Tre very chic~ Or whatever the English version of that would be.

[I've been reading blogs in another language through the translater].

What lovely finds you have

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

helen tilston said...

A beautiful result for this crochet purse. It is a classic
I am enjoying your blog.
Stop over and visit me soon
Helen

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

How pretty is that bag from India, I love it!~ Great little purses Diane. Have a great weekend.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love those pretty bags, especially how you remade the crocheted one...great job on it!

Rondell

Diann said...

Oh Diane, I am loving your vintage bags. I love to find them at thrift stores too. and the redo you did on the the first one is perfect! You did a beautiful job with it. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

Ari said...

Die Tasche mit dem Glitzer finde ich am Schönsten.
Greetings from Germany.
Ari
http://ari-sunshine.blogspot.com/

Lallee said...

Pretty save!!

bee bon said...

i love the japanese bag, you wll come up with some great handle. I love the bird hots too, so cute, x bee

Comeca Jones said...

I love the last two lil bags great find!