1689 Mod Orange and Pink Pop Cigar Box Purse
This gorgeous, upcycled, adorable Humadorable is lucky to be an orange and black, Romeo, Romeo y Julieta, Nicaragua cigar box to begin with! I decoupaged the orange and pink sunburst pattern image onto the front of the purse and the back is done in the original black velvet. Clear bling surrounds the image along with gold corner protectors that have also been added to the back. Eight gold purse feet protect the back and bottom of this little gem. The cigar box has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a gold three ball lock for security. The inside is absolutely adorable- lined with padded orange velvet and pink ball trim! The handle coordinates as well with orange and pink wooden beads, an orange and crystal bead, and a pink vegan leather tassel. 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. 7.75 x 9 x 2.25″ THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! 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 with questions. 813-416-7071 Please sign up for my emails to get in on sales and new products! Link on Home Page. 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: This iconic Cuban brand was born in 1875 (some say 1873) in a partnership between Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. Early on, the ‘Romeos’ won numerous tasting awards, but the brand gained greater prominence after being acquired by Jose ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez Fernandez, formerly the head of the Cabañas factory in Havana. Rodriguez traveled frequently to Europe and across the Americas throwing parties for members of high society. An aficionado of horse racing, he named his horse ‘Julieta.’ He even opened a shop in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s masterpiece, in the Hotel Capulet. Some have reported that Rodriguez was obsessed with the play. Rodriguez apparently tried to purchase the Palazzo Capuleti, the ancient home of Juliet’s family. The authorities in Verona were, to say the least, unreceptive. It seems Rodriguez wanted to turn the decrepit landmark into something of a cigar lounge. “I have come to offer you a lot of money and to ask your permission to purchase the Palazzo Capuleti,” Rodriguez explained. “Yes, the very palazzo with the beautiful balcony on which Romeo and Juliet secretly convened. Imagine what that means for a smoker – to be able to smoke in the very rooms where the young lovers met! It would be absolutely perfect to have a young signorina, beautiful as Juliet, walk out on the balcony to join customers smoking my cigars.” Denied his dream, Rodriguez returned to Cuba and salved his wounded honor by building a replica of the palazzo in Havana. He included, some say, a perfect copy of Juliet’s balcony. The building, about 100 meters from Havana’s seafront promenade, at one time had two German Shepherd guard-dogs with the names – oh yes – Romeo y Julieta. Romeo y Julieta became a wildly popular brand around the world, especially among the wealthy. Rodriguez would personalize cigar bands for his customers, at one point having as many as 20,000 vanity labels. Romeo y Julieta’s most famous fan, after a visit to Cuba in 1946, was Sir Winston Churchill. As with too many things cigar-related in Cuba, Romeo y Julieta suffered having its house divided. After the Castro revolution and the subsequent embargo imposed by the United States, Romeo y Julieta set up shop in the Dominican Republic and began making cigars in La Romana.