Thursday, 12 August 2010

A very successful impromptu charity shop session today. I couldn't resist this coin purse, which brought memories of school dinners and cutting Barbie's hair off rushing back. Did anyone else have these when they were a kid?

A great 80's dress from Liberty complete with shoulder pads

And also, this tiny child's umbrella which I had to grab as the moment I stepped outside the house the previously sunny skies clouded over and the thunder began to rumble. It's so small it just covered my shoulders, which garnered a few funny looks as me and my shopping ran home!

16 comments:

Deb said...

I'm pretty sure I used to buy one of those purses every week or so! So cute.

nath said...

ha! Iris has a couple of those little purses, they're classic! will you be sporting the shoulder pads with the aforementioned Liberty dress?

kendal croix. said...

i had that exact coin purse as a kid.

Louise said...

Looks like EVERYONE had one or two! How reassuring.

Nath - I'm undecided as to the shoulder pads. They're pretty big and I already have fairly square shoulders...On the other hand they are AWESOME

gwen said...

I had a little white purse like that. thanks for the memory, I totally forgot about it :]

angie said...

i definitely had more than one of those exact purses.loved them so much!

I found a bigger version of one a few months ago at the oriental plaza, an all red one.. so pretty.

Louise said...

Angie - awesome! I would love one big enough to actually put useful things in and use it as a bag!

loublogs said...

yes, yes, yes to those purses - think I had them in loads of colours!

ByMyFairHand said...

They purses were awesome! Blast from the past! :D

nong jia nu said...

Aww...I remember that purse i used to have it in different colors. Can't imagine that we are actually share some common things in our childhood!

Louise said...

International Plastic Purses!

laura said...

keep the shoulder pads...i have broad shoulders but i have some blouses that wouldn't look half as good without them. love that dress. great finds.

Belle xx said...

i remember these purses!
i really want one, where do you get them from xxxx

Howard Treasure Box said...

I had that purse too! What a find, definatly one worth bringing back in. They came in lots of colours, didn't they?

Louise said...

Howard - yes! All the colours.
Belle - not sure, try ebay? Or old fashioned toy shops? I found this one in a charity shop.

la crapaudine said...

I had severals, in south of France, when I was a little gil thirty five years ago. It was a dream, a real pleasure, to get one new during each annual party in the village...
La Crapaudine