Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

To those of you that enjoy vintage things, be sure to check out Coloradolady at Vintage Thingies Thursday. You will truly be surprised at all the neat things that are showcased.

Enid Collins handbags opened in Median, Texas in the 59 time frame. In 1970, they sold the company to Tandy Leather Corp. They primarily made two type bags - wooden box purses and canvas bucket styles. Each decorated with sequins and rhinestones.

This is the bag I purchased during the 1970's. It is called "Rail Classic". The 1960's hand bags are fully under the Enid Collins name and carry a small "c". The bags made by Tandy Corp. carry a capital "C". From all indications, my hand bag is from the Tandy time frame.

I thought I just had have one of these fancy bags. However, I seldom used it. It is in mint condition. Maybe, I will use it another time. The old saying, "What goes around, comes around", so it may be back in style.

A final note to all my blog friends. I am sorry I have not acknowledge your most welcomed visits and comments this week as I should. My heart has been very heavy, and emotions very high. I lost one of dear vintage friends this week. Bear with me, I will get back in the swing next week.


★Carol★ said...

Lavoice, I'm so sorry to hear that you lost a friend. My thoughts are with you.
I have to tell you, I think your purse is definitely back in style! I think it might be worth a small fortune! I hope you will find an opportunity to use it again, real soon. Why not? Vintage clothing and accessories are definitely in fashion right now!
Happy VTT Lavoice!

Unknown said...

That purse is awesome! A cool concept, and jewels, too. You could use it as a small sewing box.

Jenny in Maine said...

Sweet wooden purse!!

So sorry to hear about your loss. Take good care of you!!!

Kathi Fly said...

Lovey, and sorry for your loss!

Diva Kreszl said...

My prayers are with you dear Lavoice and with the family of your friend as well! One cannot rush take time when you need.

Kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you lost a friend. Your purse is adorable. I like the sewing box idea!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

So sad to lose a treasured old friend. "Gone, never forgotten."

We will all meet again in the sweet by-and-by. But that doesn't stop our grief in this world.

Your purse is wonderful. I suddenly remembered seeing what must have been knock-offs of these lovely purses, just wooden decoupaged ones, in the late 60's and early 70's.

Postcardy said...

That looks like folk art! Very interesting.

Lisa said...

That is so unique!

Bea said...

LV, I am so sorry you lost your friend. Hugs to you.

Your purse is adorable. I have several vintage purses that I use often. These days, vintage is in. Use that purse. You will be surprised at how many comments you get.


So Sorry for your loss. This past year has been a bad year for us. We've lost many friends, and my father-in-law in June. We miss them all so much. ♥ Jewelgirl
Your purse is very cute.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh LV, I am so sorry that you have lost one of your friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you dear one. Please take good care of yourself. Love this little purse. How special to know that all are back in still actually cigar purses are right in the style line again. You should be carrying your little purse with style and grace. It fits right in. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Please stop by and say hi. I so love it when you visit. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Jane said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I understand what a difficult time this has to be.
Thanks for sharing your Enid Collins purse and for the history behind the company that made it. I recently saw an Enid Collins at an antique store (can't recall the price). Take care.

Brittany said...

i love this piece!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your friend.

That is an awesome purse. I have never seen one of these.

Happy Belated Birthday!

CC said...

Sweet LaVoice, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.You have my warm thoughts and deepest sympathy... Many hugs..

Leilani said...

What a great purse to take on a picnic. It would make a wonderful case to hold beads. There is a time for every season, I'm so sorry for your loss.

rt said...

Lovely wooden purse!

Ulla said...

I'm sorry to hear you lost your friend.
The wooden purse looks fabulous, just use it and you will start a new fashion.

marian said...

that bag is very cute and looks like those fold-in sewing boxes!...i feel for your loss LaVoice, please take care xx

Jocelyn said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your precious friend. I know how hard that can be.

Love your wooden purse. Very unique.


Carla said...

Thinking of you in this time:)
This box is darling:)

Old Time Cindy said...

Your purse would be just grand on display or to strut your stuff!
So sorry for your loss.

marilyn said...

sorry you are sad. I'm thinking of you today.

Celeste Maia said...

I just arrived back in Madrid, after two months in Portugal. Now it is back to reality and back to work.
But I wanted to come to your blog and send greetings from Spain. I am sorry about your friend. And also I wanted to congratulate you on your purse, it is lovely.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I'll anxiously await your posts when you are up and at it again as I have enjoyed them so much since just recently finding your blog. I too have not been posting much as my Dad is nearing the end of his journey. It's so hard to lose those we love.
Your purse is fantastic. I hope you get a chance to use it again. Who cares if it is in style - if ya love it then you should show it off!

Denise Marie said...

Oh Honey!! I'm so sorry about your terrible loss. I love your post and wonder if you've met the girlie who posted like a month ago about a whole collection of these purses? They are really neat and this is only the 2nd time I've seen anything about them. Can't remember who showed about 4 of these. Yours is super fine and I'd love to wear it to 1 of my hubby's train shows he drags me to.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, you know I love this purse!!! It is so cute and unusual.

Hope you feel better in a day or two. I am sorry about your is hard to lose those we care about.

keep your chin up!!

Heart2Heart said...


I have never heard of purses like these before but they are simply beautiful and classic! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

I am praying for you that the burden that remains on your heart will be carried away by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Candace said...

I'am so sorry for your loss, LaVoice. May she rest in peace.
Your bag is gorgeous - what a collectors item!

Roslyn said...

OMG that is gorgeous!

RobinfromCA said...

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I send a prayer for you and other dear ones.

Your purse is so interesting and you've taken such good care of it. Truly a vintage treasure!


Becky said...

Oh Lavoice, so sorry to hear about your friend. Hugs from me to you!

Love your Enid bag. I have a wooden one too and now I must go look for the "c" to see whether it be large or small! It was my Mom's and I carry it occasionally.

Terry said...

Howdy Lavoice
I am sending you a big hug ,sorry it's not in person but the sentiment is there just the same.
Please know I will be saying a little prayer for you my blogging friend.
Your Vintage Friend will be there someday to welcome you to God's shores.
I hope you don't mind if it's not any time soon I would really miss you here in blogland and I know lots of other's would too.
I am truly sorry for the loss and will pray for comfort of heart for you and all those who are missing their friend.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Enid Collins Purse.
I love her purses.
Take care LV and remember you are loved and thought about .
Big Hugs
Happy Trails