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Once upon a time, in a Patterson New Jersey factory, fine quality leather handbags were made. During the 1940s and 1950s, there were many leather handbags makers right in the heart of New York City. What made these handbags different was the cutting edge design, the style.
Who was the person behind these leather beauties? Doris Van Shoyck, a former…Continue
Added by Jasne Jewels on August 3, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments
As part of my final shopping expedition, I always make an apointment to visit with my vintage clothing and handbag lady. Her private shop is packed with racks of vintage clothing, cases of costume jewelry, and shelves bulging with vintage handbags. She offers me ice tea and I quietly get to work making…Continue
Added by Jasne Jewels on July 14, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
Charm Magazine, May, 1946 for the BG
"Two Weeks with Pay"
My friend and I set off early one morning towards State College to shop at some of our favorite antique haunts in this part of the country. We stoppped at Dairyland Antique Mall, with its larger than…Continue
Added by Jasne Jewels on July 11, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments
After a peaceful weekend at Kirkridge, my friend picked me up and we drove to Williamsport, Pa., home of Little League and historic Millionaires Row pictured here. My historian friend is transcribing over a years worth of correspondence from the early 1900s. The families lived on…Continue
Added by Jasne Jewels on July 10, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
It was a wonderful trip back to the East Coast. It started off with the expected hot humid weather, but after two days the temperatures cooled and a soft breeze blew the heat away. Staying with my cousin in Newtown in Bucks County, I had a chance to see the countryside again. Stately fieldstone houses on tree lined drives reminded me of the incredible early history of Bucks County where I grew up.…Continue
Added by Jasne Jewels on July 9, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments