Handbag Mania - Enid Collins
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Several years ago, an Enid Collins bag caught my eye when I was sick and tired of the department store offerings of garbage bags, and I had to have it. Because…
My confession: I ADORE handbags.
Yeah, most of you probably know that. LOL.
I know, I know, most women are into shoes. I would be except I have small feet--7 narrow--and shoes are hard to fit. And I have a bum right ankle; so heels are out.
But handbags... Sigh. I can put one over my arm, around my wrist, under my arm, or over my shoulder and am one happy camper.
So I began to explore eBay. (Uh-oh, you say, not eBay. We'll never see you again, VB. LOL.) I bid on an Enid linen and leather tote, entitled Cable Car and sat back and waited. Imagine me when I won!
Cool! Let's do that again. So I found a box bag--Pavan--and won it!
Cool! Now, I am a collector. And am obsessed. Suddenly, in every antique store, I find an Enid bag I have to have. One clutch I found came from a mall. It had been manufactured by the Tandy Corporation after they bought Enid Collins. Here's a photo of all my treasures:
So my collection grew. I still check on eBay and ETSY. And found more fun...an Enid pin! Now, I have three. The red one was my birthday present to me.
See what you think:
So what's your obsession--shoes, bags, pins, books, vintage postcards, kaleidoscopes, Viewmasters (oops, more of VB's collections). Share yours!
With a newly popped diet Coke by her computer screen, Vicki Batman is about ready to click on the eBay button and shop some more. Find her at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com Or at: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com Her latest is "Store Wars," a hilarious romantic short story: http://museituppublishing.com .