Tuesday, 21 March 2006

Surprise Gift

 

Lyn was out yesterday collecting some medication for me ~ and visited one or two different villages in our area ~ she parked up in Aylsham and had some  spare  time to waste ~

There was an Antiques Market and she wandered into the hall to have a look ~ she saw the little purse in pictures above ~ but didn't buy it straight away  ~ had a look at all the other stalls and the wonderful bits and pieces they had on display ~

But was drawn back to the purse ~ It is quite heavy and in immaculate condition ~ So bought it for me with the intention of giving it to me on Mothering Sunday ~

But she couldn't wait for me to have it  ~ So I got it a few days early ~

It is so pretty and just sparkles whichever way it is turned ~

Can just imagine some elegant Lady dressed in her finery going of to a Ball ~ with this purse held in her hands ~

The embroidery is so delicate ~ such tiny stitches ~ and still full of it's original colours  ~ This is something I will really treasure ~

 

 

 

27 comments:

stupidsheetguy said...

What a wonderful thing for someone to do for you. I can't imagine a finer Lady than you to end up with such a beautiful artifact. Enjoy it to the fullest!


Jimmy

msecz said...

It's so beautiful and nice of your daughter to think of you. Sandra

plieck30 said...

Beautiful and a thoughtful daughter. Now you have to go somewhere elegant to use it. Paula

elainey2465 said...

Wow Ally its gorgeous - imagine the work that went into that - how lovely of your daughter to think of you and buy such a beautiful gift.  I really don't know what to get my Mum for Mother's day - she is coming to us on Sunday along with my Dad and John's Mum and Dad too. Im going to do them a tea. Laine xxxx

aniracj said...

That is so beautiful!!! I never find anything like that!!!

rachealcarol said...

Oooooooooh Ally it's lovely, very femanine and dainty.  It looks like it was a treasure of someone else once, very looked after..........it's gone to the right person, it's a lovely gift from Lyn. Rache

bbartle3 said...

Owwww, didn't look like much at
first but then I got to the peek
inside, the "satin" smoothness made
me remember a first, surprise kiss. Lucky
you.....

Barry

topchelseagirl said...

It is lovely Ally, probably 1920s or 30s. I couldn't spot a label inside, but a good tip is that if it says Made in Belgium, or sometimes France, it is almost definitely pre WWII. The colours are probably so well preserved because if it was kept for best it probably wasn't exposed to sunlight too often - and you should now keep it away from direct sunlight too, to help keep it looking so good. Do enjoy it though!

jeadie05 said...

Oh bless her heart ,she knows how to please her Mum what a delightful gift ,as you say you'll treasure it always ,,,............Janxx

jaymact1 said...

Have managed to see your purse its lovely and so delicate looking. All you need now is an invite to somewhere posh so you can use it but i am sure you will always treasure it. Love Joan again.

lacaza3 said...

awwhhh how sweet...I love it when people are thoughful...your deserve it
donna In TEXAS

debbiewebb4465 said...

Oh Ally the purse is beautiful ~ what a lovely Mother's Day present, and thanks for showing us !
take care, love ~x Debbie x~

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wldconnie said...

What a beautiful purse Ally. It is quite exquisite. Thanks for all the encouraging comments on my journal. Love Conniex

sdoscher458 said...

The detail is really pretty, what a nice little gift. Now you need to go out to dinner so you have somewhere to take your purse.  Sandi

bmmartindale said...

hullo Ally
like the purse and enjoy your blogg its 3-45 am (dont sleepmuch) so bloggs help me whle away the night!

onemoretina said...

Ally ... that purse is absolutely gorgeous !  You must have been thrilled.  I just found out earlier this evening from a friend in Sleaford, that Mother's Day is celebrated this coming Sunday in England.  Here, it is always the second Sunday in May.  Well, you enjoy the day, and tell Lyn that she has exquisite taste !  Tina

nedmoh said...

How lovely of Lyn to buy you the beautiful purse,its so pretty and such work gone into it .What a great Mothers Day present even if it was early.....Jeanx

sdrogerson said...

my it is lovely............I'd have said 1930's but what would I know?

mllevl said...

What a lovely purse Ally...obviously meant for you.  Eve

jacksj989 said...

Thank you for your kind comments to my journan.  I was just in the throws of answering to your journal.

You say you can just imagine some elegant lady going to a ball with this purse.

One of the reasons you were given the purse is that it would suit you and, of course, you are now the elegant lady and I hope you use the purse with pride.  

I hope I have said that properly; it was meant to be a complement.

By for now,

John.  

djohn52 said...

Hi Ally!

Your little purse is beautiful, and so well cared for.  I agree with everyone it really suits you!  Darrell and I love to go to antique shops when we are on vacation.  We have really found some lovely things. Odd, but lovely!

Hope you get to go somewhere really nice to use it.  Have any balls coming up?? :)

Take Care!
Darlene


lsfp1960 said...

I want one !! It looks like perhaps it was hardly used.  What a wonderful find.  
Linda in Washington  

jeanno43 said...

The purse is absolutely beautiful, what a lucky find and I know you will treasure it.  I shall have to make do with the usual bunch of flowers lol.

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icklemisssexpot said...

It's beautiful...I'd have had to hand it over early too rather than wait as it is so pretty :o)   Caff xxx

grahamfarmga said...

very pretty ! A true treasure indeed.
Terrie

mtrib2 said...

The purse had to have taken care of immaculately to look that good.   That is a treasure from a time so long ago.   My mother and father were not born until 1921 and 1922.   You will have a conversation piece anywhere you take it.     mark

rayne1123 said...

the purse is beautiful!