Have you ever heard of Caro-Nan purses? In the 60s, two ladies from Jackson, Mississippi started making painted basket purses and they became wildly popular. I think they're really adorable and remind me of my mother and the era in which she was a young girl. She made one herself, but instead of painting her basket, she cut out her favorite bands and pictures from Tiger Beat (or Teen Beat, whichever was published then, I can't remember) and she glued them to the lid. It is so amazing, and she still has it.
You can search for Caro-Nan purses on Ebay.
Here's a cute one from the Antiquer's Rant:
This one has a cute red/black bird motif. And notice that they are all lined with quilted material. And this purse/lunchbox is made, unusually, on lucite instead of a basket: