I'm getting too old to expect presents under the tree, but my friends and family agree to give each other meaningful things if we happen to find them. My best friend S from simpleandkitsch returned from her travels in Japan and surprised me with this beautiful silk clamshell clutch.
She told me that she had found it at a recycled kimono shop in Seto (瀬戸市), a city famous for its ceramics and pottery. What a wonderful idea for a thrift store - apparently they reuse silk from old kimonos! I give her a 10/10 for knowing my style and soft spot for tasteful vintage goods so well.
You have to love Japanese goods for their quality and design; inside the sturdy frame closure is a chain so that you can carry it two ways. And I adore the peachy-pink fabric with matte gold undertones. I find the color soft and feminine yet mature and understated.
I will surely pass this on to my children someday. Did you receive any similar treasures from the holidays?
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