Sunday, 4 October 2009

My favourite Vintage Compacts!

I don't know if everyone is like this, but I find because I've been collecting vintage stuff of all kinds for so long, sometimes I forget how much I love things that I have.

I've been thinking about this a lot lately, particularly because I've been reading other peoples blogs, looking at fabulous stuff and thinking, oooh I've got something like that. So I got to thinking that if I photograph some of my vintage belongings, I might appreciate them more!

So to begin my run featuring some of my favourite vintage belongings, I thought I'd start with compacts. I don't have loads, I'm not someone who hoards, but these are my favourites!

First up I love anything that sparkles so for me to find a black compact with gold glitter was like a dream come true!


So sparkly! And look at the inside, pretty much perfect!




This next one my lovely husband bought me years ago at an antique shop, I'd forgotten how nice it is, the man has taste!




I love this next one, it isn't really a compact in the conventional sense, it's a change compact! I've never seen one before but I guess they must have been quite common, as you can see I bought it in the States!




How clever is it inside?! Sad thing is that it's not so easy to carry modern UK change in it, but I will try again as I have rediscovered my love of it!




I've left the best til last! I actually contemplated selling this not so long ago as I've never used it, I even got as far as putting it up on ebay, and ended up taking it off, fortunately before it had any bids. I've never done that before, but I just couldn't part with this. Again it's not strictly a compact but an evening purse, compact, lipstick holder & change holder all in one, and spectacularly, it's never been used! Nope I won't be getting rid of it!








This little blog post has really got me thinking about all the lovely things that we have, fabulous 50's lamps, fantastic cocktail cabinets, but because we've lived with many of them for so many years, we just don't appreciate them as we should.

I'm sure I'm not the only one, do you have fabulous vintage things in your home you need to rediscover and love all over again? I bet you do!

See you soon, I'm off to gaze at my lovely compacts!

5 comments:

Sophie said...

Oh wow! These compacts are luuuurvly. No, kidding aside, they're truly gorgeous.
They put my compact collection to shame...

Sophie, the Barton Girl
http://www.bartonandbarton.com

Ms de Vil said...

Oh wow I love vintage compacts. I was going to start running a similar post on all the vintage things I collect starting with, you've guessed it compact mirrors! I guess great minds think alike and collect alike!! By the way your man definitely has great taste, that pearlescent one is fabulous.

Ms D xxxx

Kim@ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Oh man, those are beyond fab! I've never been into vintage vanity items for some reason, but I see them for sale all the time when I'm out at the antique shops and such. Maybe I should start buying them and sending them your way!

Little Rascal said...

Those are beautiful! <3

Yesterday Girl said...

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