1712 Let Them Eat Cake Cigar Box Purse
Amazing that hundreds of years later, we are still obsessed with the beautiful and notorious Marie Antoinette! I love this mostly pink image of her with one of her outrageous hats, bedecked in jewels, and a plate of goodies in her hand, that has been lovingly decoupaged onto the front of this adorable Humadorable cigar box purse! Four large half pearls frame the image. The cigar box is a brown, wooden, Perdomo, Habano, Connecticut with the original and authentic label left on the inner lid. The inside has been lined in pink velvet and pink ball trim and the gorgeous beaded handle has been done with pink, pearl and crystal beads and a gold tassel! Eight gold purse feet protect the back and bottom of the upcycled cigar box bag and the front and back have been given eight gold corner protectors as well. The back has been painted black and sealed. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and it has been given a gold three ball lock for security. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. 7 x 7.5 x 3.25″ 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 or text me. 813 416 7071 Please sign up for email via this site to get in on sales and new products. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code: SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver. http://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
History: Many people believe that Perdomo Cigars started just a couple of decades ago, but the truth is that the company’s roots go much farther back than one would assume. It all started with Silvio Perdomo, who was born and raised just outside of Havana. In the 1930s, Silvio was an apprentice for Cuesta y Cia, and that’s where he learned about the cigar industry and developed his love for the craftsmanship behind cigars. Throughout the 1930s and 40s, Silvio worked his way up the ladder, as did his son Nick, who eventually finding himself employed by the largest tobacco company in Cuba. But, in 1959, Silvio was arrested due to conflicts of the Cuban Revolution. It wasn’t until 1974 when he was finally granted permission to immigrate to the United States. In 1976, after following his father to the United States, Nick moved to Miami. Nick’s son, Nick Junior, decided that he wanted to follow in the tradition of his family and begin working in the cigar industry. For years, he served as an air traffic controller, but in the evening, he was hard at work launching a cigar empire from nothing. After all, Nick Junior had no experience with the cigar industry other than enjoying the cigars that were given to him by his father and grandfather. After years and years of mastering his craft, Nick Junior was prepared to officially launch his business. In 1992, he launched Nick’s Cigar Co in Miami. At first, the company was about as threadbare as they come. He had only enough employees to count on one finger, with one of them being his own wife. However, he had a good formula. Central American filler combined with Ecuadorian wrappers created a full-bodied flavor that was quickly becoming a sought-after one in the cigar industry. It took only five years for Nick’s Cigar Co to require a larger facility, simply because the demand had become too high. In the first year, the company sold a million cigars, and Nick’s father, Nick Senior, had to step in to help. Eventually, a second manufacturing facility was constructed in Nicaragua, which helped even out the workflow so that the company could continue to thrive. Today, the company operates outside of a massive manufacturing facility in Nicaragua. In fact, it’s the second largest cigar-making facility in the country. A couple thousand employees work together to continue the legacy of this legendary brand.