1367 Anchors Aweigh Cigar Box Purse
Where do I start with this cigar box purse… First of all, I decoupaged an image of part of a very expensive French silk scarf (starts with H) that has a nautical theme to it- pale blue with gold rope, anchor, ornate ship masts- onto the front of the cigar box bag. Then, I framed it with eight clear crystals and a goldtone and rhinestone recycled anchor brooch- Fabulous!!! This would be the perfect cruise accessory or gift to anyone who loves to cruise or is an avid boater! This is a black, wooden, Fuego Verde, La Palina cigar box to begin with. The original label remains intact on the inner lid for authenticity sake and I lined it with padded and plush black velvet. I upcycled the cigar box into a sexy little cigar box purse / clutch by flipping it so that the opening is now on the top. Eight gold feet protect the back and bottom of the clutch and a gold three ball lock has been added for security. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides to hold the chain that comes with the clutch so that it can be crossbodied. The chain can be wrapped through twice to make it shorter and worn over the wrist as well. The gold tone chain is approximately 49″ long. 6.5 x 6 x 3.75″ THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! They only add character and charm! Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003
History: Samuel Paley opened the Congress Cigar Factory in Chicago in 1896. Its first cigar range was La Palina, named in honor of Sam’s wife, Goldie Drell Paley. Three decades later, alas, Congress suffered the fate of many turn-of-the-century cigar brands and folded with little fanfare. La Palina would have remained a footnote heritage cigar brand were it not for Sam’s grandson, Bill, the son of CBS founder William S. Paley and socialite/fashion icon Barbara “Babe” Paley. The revival of La Palina in 2010 was driven by Bill’s desire for a personal signature luxury cigar. Following his grandfather’s dedication to excellence and his parents’ meticulous attention to detail, Bill began a journey to relaunch the all-but-forgotten brand, dedicating himself to creating cigars emblematic of the original La Palina. The new La Palina ultra-premium handmade cigars offer a meritage of the finest aged tobacco leaves selected and blended by master artisans. The line exemplifies master craftsmanship, rolled with unwavering quality according to tradition and redolent of the classic bon vivant Paley style. The draw is effortless, the burn even, the blends smooth and well-rounded, the construction flawless: an unforgettable cigar experience for the discerning palate — one, we’re quite confident, that would have made Sam Paley himself quite proud.