Vintage pieces are so special because they come with a past, yet most times you don’t know anything about a piece’s history. I wish that every piece I owned came with a little bit about where it came from, who previously owned it, and where it has been. Unfortunately, this information rarely comes with a piece. Sometimes though you are lucky enough to talk to the original owner or the seller knows a piece’s history. Recently, I bought an alligator clutch and tucked inside was a note from the original owner. I can’t tell you how excited I was to find it! Having that piece of history attached to my clutch makes it much more special. I know I will cherish for years to come. Do you think knowing a piece’s history makes it more special?
Vintage alligator clutch.
The note says, “Dad gave me this during World War II. I think Velma helped him pick it out==It cost $80.00 in those days. Bought shoes to match at Robinson’s S. A. –$64.00–Most expensive I ever owned. Still have them also.”