Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Final Four!!!

Houston, home to the Wild Wild NCAA Final Four.  Bring on the vintage!

Vintage Western Tooled Leather Handbags

Vintage Sterling Silver Western Themed Charm Bracelet

Vintage Frederic Remington Print

Justin Boots
(For kicking some you-know-what!)

"Make My Day"!  Go Huskies!!!
Modeling a Vintage Miller Bros Cowboy Hat

Friday, March 25, 2011

And Then There Were Eight

And the tournament "marches" on....

Vintage Eight Sided Decoupage Handbag

The Artwork Of An Eight Year Old

Vintage 1980's After Eight Dome Ring 
Reliant Park Here We Come!

Bye Duke!
The Team, Not The Dog
Go Huskies!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Trapping an Exotic Skin Handbag

I'm a passionate collector but my prime obsession is vintage exotic skin handbags.  I thought I'd share a few of them with you today.

Vintage Multi Colored Snakeskin Handbag
Son's Reptile Ceramic Sculpture

Shirl Miller Ltd Black Snakeskin Clutch
1980's Glam Rocker Beads

"Material Girl" Gold Snakeskin & Rhinestone Clutch
Vintage White Rhinestone Bracelets

Vintage Lord & Taylor Ostrich Handbag
Black Fur Collar

1930's Lizard Handbag
Vintage White Rhinestone Lizard Brooch

1960's Brown Structured Alligator Handbag
Vintage Black Leather Elbow Gloves

Vintage Black Leather Handbag with Leopard Front Panel
1980's Long Leopard Print Skirt

She Stands Alone
Vintage Judith Leiber Snakeskin Convertible Clutch

Check out my store, Duncan Loves Tess on Esty to trap one of your own exotic bags, 

Monday, March 21, 2011

On To The Sweet Sixteen!!

Sorry, I just can't resist continuing with the NCAA Tournament theme!

Sixteen Candle Sticks
(Most vintage and antique)

A "Suite" of Jewelry
Vintage JOMAZ (aka Joseph Mazer) Necklace, Bracelet, & Earrings

My Daughter's Sweet Sixteen Charm Bracelet

Sixteen Paw Prints on Duke's Bandanna (What were we thinking naming him Duke?)
Go Huskies!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Continuing the basketball theme......

                                              Show your team colors!

                                             Vintage 70's Blue & White Shirt

                                           A grouping of blue & white Asian pottery

Vintage 1980's Laurence Kazar blue sequined dress, NCAA 1999 Final Four Game Ball

                                       Sea of blue glass from my office window

UConn vs Duke game ball given to my husband by a good friend in a pile of vintage blue & white  handbags

Friday, March 18, 2011

Clutch Plays

The 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament is well underway and we are bound to see some clutch performances.  Is there a purse that fits your bracket?

                                   Morehead State just snaked past Louisville!
                        (Jasmin Black Leather & Snakeskin Convertible Clutch)

Will Pitt or Notre Dame bring home the gold?
(Carla Marchi Gold Beaded Oyster Convertible Clutch)

"Oh how I hate Ohio State" sorry OSU fans!
(1980's Vintage Red Snakeskin Clutch)

 Maize and blue are my favorite colors!  Go Blue!
(Vintage Maize (yellow to the rest of the world) Crochet Ribbon Clutch)

But my heart belongs to my Alma Mater, the University of Connecticut
Go Huskies!!!!
(Vintage Blue & White Beaded Envelop Clutch)