Mod Medallion Tote Bag
This limited edition vintage fabric bag is the collaborative brainchild of retired medical doctor Carol Ridenour and our founder Susan Davis.
When Carol retired from medicine she decided to pursue her creative passion for sewing. She founded a company called Phoebe Rose and started making tote bags from gorgeous upholstery and vintage suzanis (decorative tribal textiles from Central Asia).
This fall, Susan Davis, a perennial collector, visited Carol's light-filled forest studio and shared the fabric collection she's accumulated over decades of hunting for antique buttons.
The vintage red and black brocade used in this design came from Susan's mother Miriam. Carol chose to complement it with a red and tan herringbone fabric base and a soft vintage cotton liner.
Susan then added a brooch made from a vintage buckle and a red button from the Grandmother's Buttons collection.
There are only four of this bag in existence so yours will be special.
In this piece:
- Removable brooch made from 1930s buckle
- The brooch is 2 1/4” long x 2” wide
- Vintage red button circa the 1960s
- Hand-sewn in Louisiana
- Zippered interior pouch
- Genuine leather straps
Size is 12" W x 16 H
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