Out with the Old - In with the New.

Mary's Bag

Mary from my cottage patchwork group is a great vintage and op shop shopper.  (That was a mouth full.)  She came to the meeting the other night with a carry bag she had picked up from St. Vinnies.  Boy it took me back.

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This type of bag was popular in the 1950's and 60's but from the photos on the outside it must have been made in the 1970's and I would say it was made in New Zealand.  The Moaris in the pictures kind of give it away. 

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But just look at these old prints of the Royals.

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I remember as a small child the first visit to Sydney.  We came down from the country specially to see the celebrations.  The Royal Yacht came in through the heads and the place went mad.  You could hardly get another boat on the water in the harbour and the love and respect shown was genuine.

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And it is lined with old wall paper.  I haven't seen that print since my Grandmother was alive.

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We dismissed this kind of thing as old fashioned and cheesy but it does have a certain charm.  I always wondered how thy got those holes so even for the crochet?



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Carolyn Foley

Mary is a very interesting person.


Ingenious and surprisingly sturdy. Maybe they had a roling perforator to get neatly spaced holes?

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