4.23.2009

The Beauty of a Lady

I thought I would share with you a few pictures of my compact collection. I just love the romance of a ladies compact. Gone are the days when a woman each had her own unique makeup holders. Some were made of brass, or other metals, some were enamel or jewel encrusted but all were beautiful. Each unique like the woman who owned them. When I began my collection I paid only $2 for my very first one. Can you guess which one it was. One of these compacts belonged to my grandmother. Can you guess which one that one might be?


The ladie's gloves above were found at a garage sale for 25 cents. The jewel encrusted set was a gift from my mom.



I find these at antique stores, garage sales and estate sales.


The pink heart shaped compact above was my first purchase.


The small brass compact above was my grandmother's compact. It was well used.



The oblong perfume holder above belonged to one of my aunts.
Hope you enjoyed this little peak at some of my collection.
Until Next time
Debbie

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6 comments:

Terry said...

My what an awesome collection ,they are beatiful.I have a couple that belonged to my grandmother and I cherish them.Love your pictures.Thank you for sharing .I sure
Wish ladies still carried all the great things they use to carry .My Mom reminded me recently when I was a little girl I had a thing for matching gloves,hats,and purses with the little matching compact inside. Now this was a hoot to my family because I was such a tomboy .But if I went to town I dolled up to the nines.Guess I have always been a southern kind of gal !

Stacey said...

You do have a beautiful collection. I bet it's easy to display them in a pretty way too.

Melly said...

Oh Debbie, what a gorgeous collection of compact mirrors, I have always wanted to start a collection of my own ever since I was given my Nana's

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely collection! I think compacts are a wonderful thing to collect!

LaTeaDah

Deb said...

I love your collection..especially the gloves...I love vintage gloves

The Vintage Attic said...

What a great compact collection! The compacts are a great item to collect, they don't take up much space, so there for you can have lots & lots of them.

My favorite is the compact with brass trim and pink roses with a white back ground..

Melissa