Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Box Purse and Stationery

I wanted to share a recent Vintage Lilly purchase with you.  I found these little lovelies on Ebay.  I've decided that they are post-worthy for two reasons: 1. I've never seen the stationery and 2. The purse is in beyond remarkable condition.

Seriously, as a person who buys a lot of vintage, I'm just blown away by the condition of this purse.  It's hard to believe that it's more than fifty years old.  Obviously the person who originally purchased the purse, kept it wrapped (out of the light) and hidden in a closet somewhere and never used it.

I was really surprised because I bought the items in a 'lot' and the photos were a little fuzzy with no mention of condition.  The purse was placed towards the back of the photo in the listing, so I expected it to be in okay condition.

Just check out the photos:

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Box Purse

Berries on top of purse- complete with seed beads
Inside of purse

Bow on front of purse

The Bee can still see!
Bottom of Purse

Lilly Pulitzer Vintage Box Purse

Okay, so that's the purse.  Here's the stationery.  I've never seen this print.  I'm pretty sure that it's a Zuzek pattern though. It's just about as 'Lilly' as it gets.

With the original bag and tissue paper

Original Lilly Tag
Loving the metal handle

That's all for now, hope you liked seeing these fun Vintage Lilly finds!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Fabric Prints

I've been trying to organize my vintage Lilly fabric. I work with it a lot so it's kind of a constant chore on my list of things-to-do.  It tends to fall towards the bottom because it's always a pretty long list (I blame procrastination Pinterest).

At the moment I have about 300 vintage prints in my collection (1959-84).  I'm always adding 'new' prints because I search endlessly for vintage Lilly fabric. Below are some favorites that I wanted to share with you. You might notice that eight out of the ten prints are by Suzie Zuzek, she was one talented artist.

The patterns below aren't in any specific order, they're just fun examples.

Lilly Pulitzer fabric

1.  Sara by Zuzek

5. Cirque by Zuzek

2. Thar' She Blows by Zuzek

3. Vintage Lilly True Sewn Patch by several designers

4. Elephants by Zuzek (I know, huh!)

6. Cats & Coons by Zuzek

7.  Mexicali Rose by Zuzek

8. H&S by Pell

9.  Sheila's Shells by Zuzek

10. Squash by Zuzek

How fun are they?!