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Thursday, February 21

collecting compacts

When I was younger, my Mom would go to different antique stores and flea markets, and I would tag along with her. Since we would go shopping a lot I started to see over and over again these old compacts. I thought it would make going to the antique stores a little more exciting to start collecting something. So I started buying and collecting compacts. It's amazing how many there are out there. There is even books about collecting compacts.

Here is some from my collection.
One of my favorite is one by Richard Hudnut, where you open it and the mirror pops open. Love it!

It makes you think of where they came from and who they belonged to.
What a story they could tell!


Elsie said...

What a fun collection. Those compacts are really gorgeous. Such detail on them. Now aren't you glad your mom dragged you along on all those outings!

Tara said...

Hi Emily! cool collection of compacts! Thanks for taking the time and stopping by to complete the survey~have a great weekend!~xo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your vintage compact collection! How beautiful they are!
p.s. thanks for visiting my blog and saying such nice things about my mosaic transferware lamp!

notsocrafty.com said...

I like the Art Deco one, it's very glamorous.