A Perfect Fit Birthday

This issue of Life magazine was published exactly 64 years ago, on March 29, 1948…my birthday!  As serendipitous as its discovery in an enormous Arizona antique mall is the cover story’s subject – handbags – for which I have a personal weakness.

Life mag cover March 29, 1948 (Medium)

The magazine profiles Claire and Bob Kennedy, who cleverly converted an assortment of “prosaic items” into smart handbags.  Prettying up breadbaskets, letter containers and delicatessen cheese boxes,
Life mag March 29, 1948 purse 1 (Medium)
the two created swank accessories that “go with almost any daytime outfit and will blend with the bright-colored spring shoes already making their appearance.”

Handbags and shoes in the same sentence! … in my birthday issue of Life magazine…a prophesy of sorts, which must explain my fondness for both as special birthday gifts.

My favorite presents of birthday’s past are these two
Fav purse doggies (Medium)       Fav purse monkey faces (Medium)
and this vintage beauty, 
Fav purse vintage marbles (Medium)     
and this, shaped like a watering can!
Fav purse watering can (Medium)

I would have been quite pleased with another bit of birthday arm candy, but this year, PC had something else in mind.

                      Happy Birthday to meeeee

Birthday shoes happy bday to me (Medium)

               Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeeee

Birthday shoes happy bday to me 2 (Medium)

 Happy Birthday lucky meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Birthday shoes happy bday to me 3 (Medium)

           Happy most fabulous birthday present 
                 to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 Birthday shoes 3 (Medium)
As if this foot candy needed further adorableness, the leather lining is printed with festive vintage graphics. 
Now for a cake and champagne breakfast! 
Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. Happy Birthday EllynAnne!!

    I love those shoes!!!!

    Finding magazines from my birth year (1959) is one of my favorite searches. So cool you found one from your birth date!

    Wishing you loads of love and fun today and always.

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