Friday, August 10, 2007

SHOW & TELL #14 - Evening Bag

HAPPY FRIDAY ONCE AGAIN AS WE PARTICIPATE IN SHOW & TELL. Drop over to Kelli's and find out all about it, write up your blog and item to show for this Friday, then go back to Kelli's and sign Mr. Linky and join the fun.

Here is my Show & Tell for this Friday.

This gold mesh evening bag.
This little bag is 55 years old.
It is what I carried my lipstick and hankie in (and always some money!) when I attended the Junior/Senior Prom's in High School.
Since I dated a boy 2 years & 2 grades ahead of me I attended my first Junior/Senior Prom when I was a Freshman and 14 years old.


Our Junior/Senior Prom's were always held at the Scottish Rite Temple, and not the high school gym. It was a very special and elegant night. A group of us would go out to dinner at a nice restaurant before the dance began and then all attend the Prom and dance away until midnight.
Fun times and happy memories!!!!




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52 comments:

Jenny said...

I can just imagine how elegant those proms must have been. Wish I could say the same for my own proms back in '94 and '95. I'd love to hear about your dress.

Tracy said...

Very glitzy! At first I thought that you were going to say that you carried it through high school, then I read "prom". Whew! What an everyday statement that would have been!

justabeachkat said...

Wow...can't believe you held on to it for so long. I love things like this that bring back old, but good memories. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs!
Kat

LBP said...

What a beautiful bag and great memories! How does that open?

jennifer said...

I love it! I bet you felt so 'grown' up at 14 going to prom!!!

Jennifer

Coach J said...

Neat! You've taken very good care of that bag. I bet proms back then were great!

Lori said...

What a cute little glizty handbag.
I love it!

Anita said...

And nowadays, do you still take this pretty evening bag with you? ;-)))

Unfortunately, we do not have these proms here in Germany, it always must be a great and very elegant event!

ellen b said...

That is one great evening bag! I know several young ladies that would love to carry that with them to their proms because they love the vintage look! blessings...

Lea said...

What a sweet bag!!! I have something similar that I carried to my prom..many many moons ago! Recently at my BIL's wedding one of the younger girls was carrying a similar bag and commented at it being "vintage"..sure beats being called OLD!!!

Kristie said...

I love that you still have this bag what a treasure!!!!!!!!!! Do you have pictures of you at the PROM?

PEA said...

Oh Susan, that gold mesh bag is just gorgeous...how wonderful that you still have it after all those years! I can just imagine how elegant you looked at the proms:-) xox

Marci said...

It looks like a very narrow opening at the top. I never went to proms, but I am glad you were able to save this for memories.

Cathrine said...

beautiful :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a neat evening bag.....Now I'm waiting for a prom picture of you!

Sharon said...

The evening bag is beautiful! I'd like to know how it opens, also.

Barbara H. said...

What a classic, classy little bag! As Ellen said, this would fit right in with a vintage outfit. Lovely!

Lana G! said...

WOW that is a beautiful Evening Bag! What a wonderful treasure. Great memories too!

Lindy said...

What a beautiful little evening bag! It's so fancy, and looks brand new. What a treasure! I bet the only thing prettier on prom night was you.

Lindy :)

inspired said...

;o]

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is a very lovely little bag! Thank you for sharing it!

diana said...

i've always loved these kind of bags. my eye always gravitates towards them in antique stores or wherever i may currently be shopping.

thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

How beautiful! I have one similar in silver that my great aunt had. I love how the metal mesh molds to your hands.
Thank you for sharing.

Retha said...

I have no understanding of 'prom', we d get 'exposure' from the movies, though.
So good that you could and did keep it for all this time, Susan, ma'am.

Myrna said...

Wonderful that you still have that bag. It is very pretty, but even more important is that it is a link to earlier days and memories, thank you for sharing.

Momma Roar said...

I think it is so neat that you still have the bag and that it still looks so great! Any pictures you care to share from the evenings you carried it? :)

annie said...

I'd love to see pics of you at the prom!!!
Sounds like fun times, love the bag.

Pam said...

It's gorgeous! What a neat thing that you have held onto it all these years! You had a little *Bling* before *bling* even became a word!

Sara said...

Very stylish! And some good memories too.

Kelli said...

What a sweet little bag! You've taken very good care of it. What a nice treasure to still have!
Kelli

Morning Glory said...

Oooooh, I love that bag. It would definitely lend elegance to the evening.

Connie said...

Such a great treasure. When carrying that bag I would feel like
Cinderella.

Take care,
Connie

Mine is up.

Lynne said...

That is one fancy bag. I would love to see the rest of the outfit you wore on that special night.

Ruth said...

That is so pretty! I can't believe you still have that. It makes me wonder what I should have held on to that I didn't. Thanks for sharing!!

~Ginger said...

You have the most interesting stuff. My mom is very sentimental and keep all kinds of stuff. I am not sentimental with stuff, but I love other people's things.

I do have things that I've kept from my grandmother that I hold very dear to my heart.

Thanks for sharing your treasure.

Lyndy said...

Susan,

What a treasure and how wonderful that you kept it all these years. It is so elegant and I bet you were just beautiful. Glad you have such nice memories from your past.

Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

That is one snazzy purse! I'm glad you had a great time both your proms.

God Bless,
Amber

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful mesh bag! I wish I had kept some things from my proms!

I believe we are from the same era! What fun times we had, huh?

Katherine

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Beautiful gold vintage bag. I know you treasure all the memories associated with it..
xo

Jeanette said...

Hi Susan, What a lovely Glo Mesh bag and bet it holds a lot of precious memories....

MightyMom said...

I love your "gold mess bag".....did you keep your mess in it? ;-)

it's very classy looking.

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TrainingHearts said...

Thank you for visiting my blog this week and leaving me a sweet comment. I'm so far behind on visiting other blogs but I do read and treasure each comment and try my best to return the blessing.

May you enjoy the weekend!
~Tamara
www.TrainingHearts.com

Tammy said...

How wonderful that you still have this beautiful handbag! Truly a treasure!
(And I would have loved to have seen a photo of you back then from the prom...hint, hint!) :)

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annie
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charish said...

Sue, I adore your bg. I think it is a great story to go with it.
Thank you for sharing I will try to take part next week. Our life has been non stop lately.
Sarah

Gina E. said...

Oh, this is Oroton, is it not? I had a purse like this about 40 years ago, and I'm sure I'd kept it. But when I searched for it a year or so ago, I couldn't find it, and was so cross with myself!

MightyMom said...

Susan,
Hope you didn't think me rude...I found it humorous as what is usually in my handbag is a big MESS!! :-)

Randi & Family said...

OHHH Susan! I loved this post! I love history and keepsakes! What a special treasure to have kept!! Now where's the picture of YOU with the purse!?! :)

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I just love your show and tell, Susan! I look forward to it every week.

Cheryl said...

Very cute purse. You could have also used it as a weapon to protect yourself lol

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Lallee said...

Your little bag is wonderful, and in such pristine condition. I can see you have taken good care of it with affection. One of my favorite memories of proms is when my sister who is 10 years older went. My parents would take me and my other sister and park outside the school gym where the proms were held. We would watch all the girls go in with their pretty dresses on. I was so awed! Those memories are as precious to me as when I went to my own proms.