I found this 50s vintage bag at the Oxfam in Ealing. Featuring a heavy satin interior and matching coin purse, it was missing its chain handle. I took the bag and a string of red beads I found ages ago at the same Oxfam to my local jeweler. He happily attached the beads to the bag, making a perfect handle. The book is also an Oxfam find; this duo was a wonderful gift for my step-mother who collects vintage bags. We met my dad and step-mom in Chicago last week and as they suggested, celebrated Christmas in September, since we'll be back in London come the actual Ho Ho holiday. I was thrilled to be with them to exchange gifts and toast the season, albeit months in advance. Come on, Christmas is a state of mind (as well as a town in Florida). The handbag was £25 and the book was £3. Stylish Seasons Greetings!