Three new painted vintage handbags are now available
at our ETSY SHOP.
Each purse is hand picked, quality vintage and hand painted by our artist Dean. Read more about the artist, and our handbags here.
In case you missed it, we’ve been working hard getting our apparel section up and running! We are happy to share with you our very own designs, most of them of the witty and sarcastic variety!
There will be new designs continually added, and at the time of this writing shirts with Dean’s pin-striping will be added soon!
We’ll feature the Grease and Grace Rockabilly style you love and we are always open to suggestion! Many of the designs in stock were ideas from folks who asked us for them!
So what are you waiting for?! Shop Shirts NOW!
Designs available for WOMEN, MEN, & CHILDREN
When we formed Grease and Grace four years ago, I don’t think we would have ever imagined our art on the red carpet.
Every time I ship a purse (or any of our art) to its new ‘forever home’, I think about its destination, and what it will be like. I consider where it’s lived before, and who with (all of our handbags are vintage!)
At the time, when I shipped this pretty blue and black metallic baby to her new home three thousand miles away in California, I couldn’t really comprehend how cool a life it was about to receive.
As the pictures rolled in from The Emmys 2016, I had tears in my eyes! What an honor, a real joy, to have a piece of our art on that magical red carpet of dreams. Beautiful and sweet Melissa of the Television Academy is the new owner of this pin-striped vintage handbag. It found its perfect home, and perfect owner!
Just look at that! Bringing the “Old Hollywood Style” back to Hollywood. Perfectly matched to her gown, it’s as if they were made to go together.
Thank you for sending us these fabulous and glamorous photos! We love it, and we are elated.
— Interested in our Current Handbag Collection? Visit the storefront: Grease and Grace Shop
— Do check out our entire collection, past & present: Vintage Handbag Collection
You will be amazed at the variety of colors and styles!
Dean Hogg is the artist behind the bags.
He has been working with pin-striping media for four decades. His love for 1950s style has created a classic look that is truly a blend of the past and present. Grease and Grace is a family owned company, of which Dean is the patriarch.
His published work, and an article on Dean can be seen here: http://fllmag.com/the-greaser/
Hey, Daddy-O! Get her what she really wants this year!
Another classy handbag pin-striped by our artist Dean. A really unique bag for a really unique chick. This listing is for a black, vinyl clutch/purse with yellow/red/white/ pin-striping.
• Chrome accents
• Cream interior
• Beautifully detailed closure
• Elaborate two color pin-striping design
Rockabilly / Classy / Retro / Vintage
Really detailed bag, would be perfect for pinup photo shoots and for cruising the car shows. This larger size is great for storage. Some Vintage bags can be hard to store modern supplies in, this one allows for more space. Very, very cute party bag.
Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
VIEW IN OUR SHOP
Dean just keeps rockin’ ’em out. Now we have three ‘new’ purses to offer you at our shop. These are vintage, vinyl bags, pin-striped in a classy rockabilly style. Very awesome for nights out on the town, car shows, pin up model photo shoots, and of course date nights! We do have some in sizes large enough for work or carrying a bit more.
These are actual vintage items, some have certain imperfections. Everything is disclosed on the item listing in text and photos. We carefully scrutinize these purses to choose the ones that are in the best condition, inside and out.
You can take a look at the new purses in the gallery below, then check out the entire selection at the shop.
Our artist Dean adds class to all his projects with his old school pin striping style. You can read more about Dean in his biography section.
Well, in follow up to the sketch post for Saint Patrick’s day (long overdue!) here is how the final image came out for the Lady and Leprechaun print.
A tongue in cheek, bawdy Irish pin-up. You are invited to laugh and celebrate your inner Irish. Who’s the lucky one? The girl with the newfound gold or the leprechaun himself?
This piece is titled, “Devil Take the Women” after the old Irish tune, Whiskey in the Jar.
“I counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
I put it in me pocket and I took it home to Jenny
She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
But the devil take the women for they never can be easy”
Here are some shots of the piece in progress:
And some close ups of the detail. Watercolor and pen & ink.
Happy to announce three new listings for vintage pin striped hand bags. These will be listed on our Etsy shop shortly so be sure to check the Vintage Pin Striped Purses section often for new items. These are all one of a kind and items rotate frequently.
Bags are hand painted by our artist Dean, read a feature on Dean and his art experience here.
With over thirty years of experience Dean has a lot of work under his belt – from pin striping like this to hand lettering to metal fabrication. More photos of his work are in his artist section.