Contrary to what my family thinks, I do NOT sell everything I get my hands on that's not securely nailed down or breathing. I collect stuff, too. Like these vintage compacts and pill boxes. Actually, the little box with the owl on it is a matchbox cover. Too cute.
Two of these small purses are for cigarettes. Then there's the gorgeous little Whiting & Davis purse in the middle, and the tiny gold change purse with the crown. But my favorite "thingie" is at the top of the photo.
It's a mirror, lipstick holder (still some really really red lipstick in the tube) AND a perfume bottle. I love this!
Of course I have to show off two of my recent jewelry acquisitions. These ARE for sale. The first brooch is a beautiful ruby red Juliana. One of my favorites already.
This crystal brooch may be contemporary but it has a very vintage feel. Plus it's just hands-down gorgeous.
My cat, Boo, loves to jump up on the Hey-Wake dining table and look out the window during the day. So when I put this glass out to photograph he certainly wasn't going to change his routine. I can't yell at him--I learned my lesson the hard way when I did and, in his panic to get off, he took the tablecloth and the vase I had just put down with him. I'd forgotten how many tiny pieces of glass you get to pick up when a vase shatters on the floor. Boo hoo, Boo.
(Fenton dressing table set, Anchor-Hocking Ruby Red ivy vase, and unknown maker--but incredible--ruffle rim vase with enameled flowers. And yes, there's some very vintage refrigerator dishes behind Boo. The opaque one is McKee glass, I'm not sure who made the others but they do glow under black light).
I'm making an effort to visit some of my favorite blogs, which does take some time as you well know. And of course I can't visit and not comment, so that takes even more time trying to be clever and complimentary and all that. I love reading your blogs and am happy to finally (I'm pretty sure about this) be back in Blogland myself.