Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Compacts galore

Pretty pretty displays make me want to own compacts, and even own the shop they are being sold in even more. Most especially when they are being displayed as items worthy of note with a chance of having a new life in the hands of new owners. JJ's pictures of them are just worthy of being blogged about.In comparison to their British counterparts, these American compacts offer the vintage lady something sparkling and bright. Credited as being more "glamorous" and fun American powder compacts always catch my eye, especially the half covered square white sparkly compact above. I just so adore the two black compacts - black seems to be a colour much missed in the colouring and decorations of vintage compacts, a colour more noted within their modern contemporaries. The black creates a shocking and startling backdrop, one allowing the glistening of the white decorations and the gold tone of the metal. The half moon itself [far left] additionally is less often seen within compacts - when they are found they command high prices. Alongside the compacts the turquoise colouring of the "1949 enamel clip on earrings" just shimmers out so very brightly. Its not just the objects that I adore about these shops, its how the objects became part of the scene - they aren't displayed as something merely for sale, but something to be admired and loved. 

Lastly I want to thank you all for your sweet and caring messages on Monday - I'm doing a lot better today - sometimes my head just thinks too much. I know I'm in charge of my own future and I know that I'm super lucky to my guy.

8 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I love old compacts, cigarette holders, and lighters. They represent the age where women took more time to carry pretty things. I hope you are doing better honey. Kori xoxo

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  2. Oh my goodness that is like the candy store of compacts. You must have swooned so many times!

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  3. I love compacts. Ohhh I wish I had more of them!! Glad to hear your feeling better!!! =)

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  4. So pretty, I really want to see your entire collection one day!

    And yay, you're feeling better:)

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  5. wow, so many compacts...so much beauty.

    so glad you are feeling better

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  6. Sher - i'll make sure to do a proper blog about all my compacts some day for sure!!

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