Antique Style Victorian Edwardian Romantic Blue Birds Silk and Antique Lace Jeweled Frame Purse ......another of my fabulous antique-inspired, totally romantic bohemian style bag/purses---previous ones have sold out super-quickly so am planning a whole new group of new ones, all with exquisite, gorgeously and extensively jeweled frames! This ONE OF A KIND beauty is lavished with tons of antique silks and trims in lots of different designs and types, as well as the most fantastic, sparkly frame with tons of jewels--with this new group of purses I have found a medium in which I can combine my textile skills with my love of designing and creating jewelry and am very excited about it! For many years I've looked at many of the "shabby chic" type purses made from vintage lace, but never cared for the "shabby" part; am just not into the frayed and tattered look....! So I decided to design my own very antique-inspired pieces that incorporate some of the exquisite laces, trims & materials in my never ending stash, with more elegant & clean details....you won't find any raw edges or haphazardly tacked-on doilies here, only the fabulous vintage elements and fine-couture quality finishing that is the standard for all my creations ;-)
PLEASE BE SURE to read ALL of the description especially the measurements and shipping times, BEFORE asking any questions---and do be absolutely positive this piece will match your requirements, as there are no refunds or returns. This piece is one of a kind and ready to ship! All designs, photos, graphics and text are protected by US Copyright 2004 - 2017 by Savannah Parker Studio, and may not be copied or reproduced in any way without permission...thanks for respecting this :-)
I must take a moment to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who've become fans of my work...I love to know that my pieces inspire and delight others and am so appreciative of your wonderful encouragement and praise. :-) Am also very proud to have created the jewelry for America's Got Talent finalist and extraordinary performer, Prince Poppycock, for his last four performances on NBC's AGT during August and September, 2010! Please check out my fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/SavannahParkerDesigns on Facebook as I have many MORE photos of each of my items there, posted there in fullsize albums...be sure to click "like" on my FB page and you will be among the very first to see my newest creations + special offers just for my Facebook followers. I've now opened my new website at Savannahparker.com as well, so do come and visit :-)
I love antique and vintage clothing and have collected it for years, as well as having a longtime design career including doing costume & restoration work for major movie studios and museums....Am now translating that love to my own contemporary creations and using all the fine extraordinary antique and vintage materials, laces, trims, beads etc that I've collected for more than 30 years in these wonderful wearable pieces....along with the finest of hand sewing and one of a kind details. Everything I create is individually hand made solely by me and has the very best of my carefully hoarded private stash of superb old accents (I use ONLY vintage materials that are in pristine, freshly-cleaned condition---no deteriorating, too-aged or rotting pieces EVER) plus the finest of modern silks, cottons and wools that I can find.....resulting in a fabulous truly authentic vintage look piece. Impeccable professional workmanship and design are the hallmarks here!
This incredible, one of a kind piece with a nostalgic bluebirds theme was inspired by my love of antique Victorian, Edwardian and 1920's fashions and the delicate, beautiful beaded and jeweled bags that were made to accompany those styles....The body of this bag is made of rich, gorgeous and very choice light blue silk satin woven in a jacquard pattern, overlaid with layers of fine antique lace, antique silk trims, antique deep blue silk brocade, and the most incredible, super-delicate and exquisitely HAND DONE antique silk embroidery in shades of blue, tan and green---the intricacy of this embroidery alone has to be seen to be believed!......In the center of this extraordinary purse is a vintage print on fine cotton of Edwardian sheet music entitled "Blue Bird Waltz" showing a lovely lady wearing a blue hat with little blue birds in flight around her....She is surrounded by carefully hand sewn, delicate antique blue and ivory trim and handmade tatting as well as handmade blue roses, little vintage blue moonstone glass flowers, tiny blue enamel bluebirds, freshwater pearls, and a wonderful antique embroidered applique jeweled with blue and aquamarine stones, freshwater pearls and beads. Little sparkly sapphire blue rhinestones are hand sewn on at intervals around this, to pick up the colors in the frame: the most incredible, substantial brass hinged frame is lavishly jeweled with luminous, hand set vintage blue glass moonstones in two sizes and encased in brass settings; vintage light blue glass sapphires in round brass bezels, large oval vintage blue glass fire opals at the center of back and front frames, and more of the sapphire blue, individually set rhinestones....just astounding in detail and exquisite sparkliness! The back of the purse has more of the luscious antique materials used in the construction of the front, and the frame is identically jeweled on the back as well; has a strong and sturdy brass locking top clasp....The bag chain features beautiful vintage blue glass moonstones and light blue sapphire glass stones, all cased with brass filigree fittings and interspersed along the chain with glass pearls. Purse is fully lined in blue silk. All textile elements of this purse are very meticulously HAND SEWN on to the silk--strictly old-school craftsmanship...
Perfect size for the essentials: eyeglasses or cell phone, compact, and maybe a lipstick! ---measurements of this beauty are as follows:
9 - 1/2" long from the top clasp to the bottom center; 7 - 1/2" at the widest point of the body. Inner opening across the top from side to side is about 4" across the front of the frame. The chain is 18" long as this is meant to be carried; there are clasps on each end of the chain to remove it if you want to carry just the purse itself as a clutch.
Complete photo albums of all the details of each piece I create are always available to look at on Facebook and on my website at http://www.savannahparker.com so be sure to look there for more detailed photos of this purse (incl. closeups) there....there are 19 in all for this beauty and lots more details than I can show here!
Please make sure this will suit you as to size and style before you purchase.....I don't accept returns or do alterations, sorry! Also, please be sure to read my shop policies/shipping info in full BEFORE you purchase (click on "policies" on my main shop page).
Do check my other listings for more bags and purses coming up very soon, as well as my very popular antique-stye hats, clothing, jeweled frames & fabulous jewelry.....I try to list new items at least weekly....always a great selection of handmade vintage and antique inspired beauties including the gorgeous coordinating jewelry for the total vintage look. Thanks for visiting!
Payment is due immediately upon purchasing item(s); I now accept Direct Checkout so buyers will have more payment options.....PLEASE NOTE: I do not take "offers", sell wholesale, or do ANY discounts other than on combined shipping; emails and messages asking for "deals", free shipping, free merchandise, free tutorials or price reductions will not be responded to---please do not ask!
Important---PLEASE READ: I HAVE A FIVE TO SIX WEEK COMPLETION TIME prior to shipping many of my pieces (Some items are ready made and can be shipped immediately--these are noted as such in the listing descriptions), and I only ship once a week. I do my best to keep to the estimated shipping dates shown on orders/invoices, but please keep in mind those are only estimates, and there may be unforeseen slight delays in shipping time on occasion. ORDERS OF MORE THAN ONE ITEM WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL COMPLETION/SHIPPING TIME!
SHIPPING IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. I ship everything the best, safest and quickest way possible to keep my creations safe and protected from damage, etc. I will NOT ship my items in cheap envelopes or any other methods than well-boxed Priority Mail and Priority Mail International, as that is the only method that affords trackability especially for overseas shipments---cheaper methods don't.
PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT SELL TO ITALY, AFRICA, CHINA & several other areas. All purchases are shipped Priority Mail with tracking, no exceptions.
All sales are final and I don't accept returns, so please be sure it's the item you want and read the description carefully, and ask any questions you have before buying. If an item is damaged in shipment we'll be happy to repair it at no charge but ONLY if that is requested immediately upon your receipt of the damaged item, not weeks, months, or years later, or after you've worn or used it! I am not responsible for an item not fitting you properly, as all items are very carefully described as to sizing, etc. Clothing and hats in particular, are absolutely NOT returnable for any reason so please be very sure of what you require and take particular note of listed measurements and dimensions.
I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A SALE or to refuse business if I feel there will be a potential problem.