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Little Vintage Gifts

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 

Shortly before Christmas, I misplaced the charger for my camera battery and have been rummaging through the house every since, trying to find it so I can blog again! Last night while at work, Pj messaged me to tell me that he finally found it under my dress rack in the etsy studio! Horray for Pj!

 Anyway, I wanted to show you a few beautiful little vintage gifts that were given to me for Christmas.

 The 1930's Evans silver mesh makeup compact is such a treat! It has a compartment for loose powder and a very thin metal mirror lifts to reveal a rouge. This compact belonged to a relative of Pj's a long time ago. It perfectly matches my 40's silver mesh Whiting and Davis handbag.

 


The second is from the same relative- a very very old perfume vial with a sterling silver filigree lid.The remnants of this old perfume still smell sweet and pleasant and it looks beautiful on my vanity.




His grandma was recently going through some old things when she found these two and thought I would like them. I am so honored that she passed them on to me.


The third is a Christmas gift from Daffny. I was getting ready to go to my mom's house the Saturday morning before Christmas when I found a package in the mail box, addressed to me. I wasn't expecting any packages so I was so surprised to open it and find this beautiful 1940's clog brooch. I am madly in love with vintage plastics and novelty brooches. This brooch is one of my new favorites!





19 Responses to “Little Vintage Gifts”

  1. If you haven't cleaned the perfume bottle yet, you might be able to enjoy that scent by pouring a soft smelling oil (apricot or almond) into it. What's left of the perfume may infuse the oil. I have been learning how to make perfume oils and that was recommended to me in one of my lessons. It may not be as potent but possible.

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  2. Oh yeahhh! What awesome goodies! So glad you liked your giftie!!! :) xox

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  3. Nice gifts, you gave me an idea for a new blog post, my vintage purse collection!

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    1. Oh yes, I'd love to see them!! I need to do that post too! :P

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  4. Sometime when we visit St. Louis to see my SIL's family and aren't just busy with our niece and nephew I'd love to meet you... but then I might have to steal that darling little clog brooch. Tee hee! ;)

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    1. Yes, I would love to meet you!! Email me if you plan to come to town and have the time. I'll take you to some of the good shopping spots! :) I've been dying to go to Chicago. I've never been! If I can ever manage to get up towards you, I'd love to meet up in your hometown too!! :)

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    2. Sorry to butt in on your conversation but reading this, I just had a flash of "Meet Me in St. Louis" ;-)

      I want to meet all of you wonderful ladies. I think we should all just start traveling around and meet up. haha! I have a sister that lives in Wisconsin so we go "north" every so often to visit her and go straight thru Chicago but never stop. May have to next trip up, and maybe take a different route up and swing by St. Louis too. =)

      Oh, what I was going to say, before I got distracted with visions of visiting, is that I adore the little perfume bottle. It is so cute!

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    3. uhm...heck yes!!! hehe! I loooove blogger meet-ups! I'm having another blogging gal come stay with me for a weekend in April and am so excited about it. I've done a few blog meet ups and truly enjoy them. It's so cool to meet someone that you kind of already "know" in person. I had a friend come see me last year and she said "It's like walking through your blog!" LOL! I'm in St Charles, which is about 30 minutes west of STL. Serious girls, just email me and we'll do it!

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    4. I totally will! And my SIL and her family lives in Ballwin, so they're already on the west side of STL too! We usually don't have much free time when we're there but hopefully I can work something out, I'd love to meet!

      And both you ladies should definitely make a stop in Chicago for sure!!

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  5. Ohh that little clog brooch is just so cute! Love it!

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  6. This compact and perfume bottle are just lovely! Now you can feel like an elegant woman from 30s :)

    xoxo,
    Monika

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  7. Those 3 presents are simply beautiful. I don't know which one I would love more.....the mesh compact is gorgeous but the perfume bottle is divine....too hard!

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  8. Lovely gifties! The clog pin is just darling. Never seen anything like it.

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  9. The perfume bottles are absolutely gorgeous!I am a huge fan of vintage plastics and the brooch is adorable!Great gift to be given!

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  10. What splendidly lovely presents! That perfume bottle is an absolute work of art.

    ♥ Jessica

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  11. That clog brooch is so wonderful! I love novelty brooches!!

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