Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Silver Compact

Last week as I was putting away my Samsonite luggage piece, I decided to poke about in the little pocket inside and look what I found! This little silver plated piece was sadly in need of some polishing (and if you look close, you can see the job is not yet finished) and under all that black tarnish I found this...and on the other side-this! A lovely umbrella girl! Now you know I just love umbrella girls-I would say this one dates from the 1940s. Look closely at her hair...can't you see her pompadour?
Did you notice the wonderful work on the handle? It should open and I bet there's a lipstick inside but it was a little stuck and I'm a big chicken and afraid I'd break it so I left it alone. But the compact opened easily...it looks hardly used!
To be honest, I have no idea when or where I got this silver compact...it was a complete surprise to me. So besides checking out all the lovely treasures being shared today over at Coloradolady...go check any old suitcases lying around-you never know what you may find!

22 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Wow! What a delightful surprise. I NEVER find neat stuff like that in my old suitcases, probably because I never put neat stuff like in there!

Barb said...

What a fun surprise, I just love it...

CC said...

Ji Miri..
What a gorgeous surprise. I would happy dance for a week if I found such a treasure hidden away just waiting for me to discover. Happy VTT

Heather said...

that is very pretty. Since I was quite young, I always thought that when you get out your coat from last season, there should be money in the pocket. It very rarely happens, usually I find an old tissue or a sticky mint. But really, there should be someone like the tooth fairy who goes around putting money in pockets.

Charlotte said...

What a great surprise! The only thing that could top this would be money! :)

Postcardy said...

What a nice surprise. I never saw a compact with a handle before.

LV said...

Maybe you should start digging around more with a find like that. That is a neat compact and the detail work is great.

Coloradolady said...

How fun to find this unexpectedly, it is adorable...have a great VTT!

Fiona said...

Wow what a cool surprise! I love those parasol girls too ...

Ulla said...

What a nice surprise. The mirror is very special with the compact and lipstick keeper.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a fabulous piece...I don't think I've ever seen a compact with a handle. Very sweet!

Blessings!
Gail

Elizabeth said...

That's so cool; I've never seen a compact with a handle, and the idea to keep a lipstick in it is great! Wonderful find, better than $10 in your coat pocket!

AshTreeCottage said...

What beautiful silver pieces!! This is one of the very reasons why I love VTT so much. It's like a virtual antique shopping trip with all the history too. What a treasure you have discovered!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

We are ZNE on etsy! said...

Oh my! What is not to love about that compact! I adore the little lady engraved on the front. Truly lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

That is amazing...what a treasure!

Have a great day!

Sarah

Ann said...

Love your surprise! Wonder how long it has been there? Very pretty. Happy VTT

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great surprise! Thank You for dropping by today. Have a good day...Julian

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! That's so pretty! & How fun, an unexpected treasure. :)

Happy VTT,
Sally

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

What a lovely discovery. It's a really nice piece.

My first VTT is at this link:
http://joyofdesserts.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-cookie-time-with-skipper-and-barbie.html

The Tablescaper said...

What a great surprise. It's always fun to find hidden treasure.

Thanks so much for coming to visit and your kind comments.

- The Tablescaper

Queenmothermamaw said...

How wonderful that you found this. It is beautiful. I love this VTT, so many beautiful things to look at and it has inspired me to find things I forgot I had. blessings
QMM

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog last week for VTT! What a beautiful piece, my oldest would love it! :-)