Presenting my latest crafty project . . .
When I found this basket purse, its flat wooden top was unadorned. I decided to embellish it with vintage millinery elements: cherries, green leaves, red flowers, and a tiny black bird. I also added miniature red loop braid trim along the top edge.
At an estate sale several years ago, I discovered a large stash of milliner’s bits and bobs; leaves, flowers, birds, fruits, ribbons, and more. I've been incorporating these wonderful elements in art projects ever since.
Made from what I believe to be woven hickory, this 1960s basket purse has metal grommets along the top edge that have dulled to a nice, dark patina. Sporting a bent oak handle, it has a leather tab that snaps to securely close the lid. Unlined on the interior, I covered the inside bottom with vintage fabric in a pretty floral pattern.
These adornments have certainly raised this relic’s cuteness factor, don’t you think? Now it’s super sweet and would look great displayed on a dresser or vanity. It would also be happy to store supplies in a craft studio, home office or sewing room.
If this beautified basket has captured your heart and you want it for your very own, it is available for purchase in my Etsy shop HERE.
Enjoy your Thursday!