I have a box of interesting items found in vintage pockets and purses. I’ve never found the elusive hundred dollar bill or diamond ring, but there have been lots of tickets, invitations, candies, notes and handkerchiefs...even a citation for prostitution!
Last week, I found these in the pocket of a beautiful 1970s Pendleton coat—
The date on that lower right coupon? 1979. (Just for fun, I tried to use the coupon at my local Fred Meyer yesterday, and raised a minor ruckus!)
Just a few weeks before I came upon this groovy bag—
If you look very carefully, you can see dated signatures on it. I’m picturing the end of a high school year and friends signing each other’s yearbooks—only in this case, it was her bag.
As did this hat—
This linen clutch bag is a veritable time capsule, with its contents dating from 1940 and 41.
I wish all vintage pieces had a date somewhere on or with them!
Two vintage labels I have found to have dates at least during some years of their history are B.H. Wragge—
Maybe we should all attach a dated note to our favorite clothing—that, or leave a grocery store coupon in a pocket!