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A WWI-Era Beaded Purse Restoration: Before & After (more in Blog Link)

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An exciting [restored] addition to my vintage and antique purse collection. See blog post for latest online book version of entire collection.

To see more: http://wvpanoply.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-wwi-era-beaded-purse-restoration.html

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  • Julie Moyna
    Julie Moyna Santa Clarita, CA

    that is one of the best things I have seen...how beautiful.

  • Linda
    Linda Elmer, NJ

    I never saw this vintage purse before. Beautiful. It should be in a museum.

  • Rita C. - Panoply
    Rita C. - Panoply Charleston, WV

    @Julie Moyna & @Linda ~ thank you both for your comments. I have been collecting beaded & mesh purses for years and had never seen this example either. So far, none of the members of the Antique Purse Collector's Society have either. The fact that

    • Julie Moyna
      Julie Moyna Santa Clarita, CA

      @Rita C. - Panoply I am no collector. I do have a few but none of that caliber or history. Just admiring something that I really didn't pay attention to but when I did see, I stopped and thought about history. Which made me smile. And for that, I

  • Debbie @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

    I am so happy to find you on Hometalk, Rita! I wanted to comment on your purse, but I can't because I am I am not on Google+. I LOVE it! You know the French-American connection really spoke to me. I used to drive to Verdun all the time when I lived

    • Rita C. - Panoply
      Rita C. - Panoply Charleston, WV

      @Debbie @ Confessions of a Plate Addict, thanks for the visit! I thought you might like it for your connection, and thanks for sharing the additional info on the WWI battlefield. Even if just states-bound, Imagine the places this bag's been!

  • BeBetsy
    BeBetsy Henderson, NV

    Beautiful! Just beautiful.... thanks for sharing this post. Sharon and Denise

    • Rita C. - Panoply
      Rita C. - Panoply Charleston, WV

      @BeBetsy, thank you. See my added photo and note below, make it even more special to my collection now. :)

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