Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Vintage Compacts for Vintage Thingies Thursday!
It's time for Vintage Thingies Thursday! Join me over at Coloradolady, where Suzanne hosts this great party every week!
Today I am sharing a small part of my vintage compact collection. The reason I'm not showing the whole collection is quite simple. I can't remember where I packed away the rest of them! This first compact is actually a small purse.
And when you open the one side, there is a mirror and a tube of lipstick.
The other side opens to reveal what I'm pretty sure is a cigarette holder. If anyone knows it's something else, please tell me!
Another purse, and a tube of lipstick would slide into those metal rings on the side.
Again, what I think is a ciggie holder on the one side...
and a compact on the other side. Sadly the mirror is broke, but it didn't stop me from buying it!
I love this one! It's got flecks of silver set inside the lucite. I won't bore you with the inside. The outside's prettier anyway!
This silver cloth one has a coin purse on one side...
and the other side opens with a compact inside. It was made by Lin-Bren, which made alot of compacts back in the day.
A red one, possibly bakelite? I know nothing about bakelite, I'm only guessing!
And finally we have this blue one. I wish compacts were still in fashion! I get a kick out of seeing my daughter pull one out of her purse when she checks her makeup! It's a cute pink one with the Eiffel Tower on it. I think she got it at Wet Seal or Forever 21, so compacts are still being made. Maybe I'll get myself a new one too, and continue to preserve these oldies! If you would like to see tons more vintage thingies, head on over to Suzanne's!