Tramp art that is (I couldn't resist using some of the lyrics from one of my favorite Otis Redding songs as the title for this post, when else might I get a chance to use a title such as this). Also known as prison art. While serving time prisoners would while away the hours by creating useful objects out of cigarette packs...
Inside the purse there's a note that says, "Bob's Mother smoked Pall Mall cigarettes and had this pocketbook made out of the empty packs. They made it at the Lewisburg Penitentary (can't spell & too lazy to look it up)."
You can purchase this purse for $58- from JourneyAndLandscape on Etsy.
Blue picture frame.
You can purchase this for $58- from OwlVintage on Etsy.
Chepina. T jewelry box.
You can purchase this box for $40- from BeNiceUseItTwice over on Etsy.
This post was originally published on July 21, 2010.