Remember when I said that I would be willing to use violent force against a holy sister to obtain a vintage General Crafts Peacock purse? Well, the nuns of Northeast Oklahoma can breathe a sigh of relief (that is, as long as they don't have any vintage Pagoda bags cloistered away). A few months ago I went to an antique mall I seldom visit, and found the purse I've been longing for. At twelve dollars, it was a bit more than I usually spend on a single thrifty purchase, but we're talking a vintage jeweled peacock, folks, and it had to be mine. I am in love with it, and have been carrying it daily, the possibility of dislodging sparkles be damned.
Well, as sometimes happens to us thrifty collector gals, I hit a vintage General Crafts jeweled purse streak, because less than a week later, while perusing a flea market in Columbia, MO with one of my bestest girlfriends of all time, we happened upon this:
Sweet Sparkly Jesus! It came in it's original box along with the original purse kit catalogue, even. This design, called, "Flowers", set me back a whopping fifteen bucks, a price which I hemmed and hawed over and repeatedly tried to talk myself out of, even though we both knew there was no way I was leaving without it, seeing as how I am on a mission to collect each and every one of these deliciously gaudy, glittery confections. I doubt I would have seen it at all if not for Heather's eagle eyes. Thanks Heather!
Hopefully, the next one I stumble upon will be priced somewhere in the neighborhood of the first one I snagged- 50 cents. Three down, at least nine to go.