21 March 2012


I was photographing my small antiques for Shop My Basement this morning, and when I opened this purse to check the markings I discovered it is Vienna Handwork.

Who knew all those years ago when I spotted this in an antiques mall (and my friend NF kindly surprised me with it) that we would have such a strong connection to Vienna.

Almost every trip to Europe we've made has included a landing in Vienna. That's just an hour from Bratislava--the long-time home of our son and his family.

When NF gave me this purse, she included a gift card with the sentiment:

When things are bad and getting worse,
keep cookie in your purse.

This lovely I'm keeping. For a long time. Thanks, NF.

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