∙ Volupte - a compact manufacture producing designs between the 1930's and the 1950's credited themselves and their compacts as "reflecting the prettiest faces" are considered to have been one of the top compact companies in their time. ...―
From left to right - top collage - London souvenir compact by Stratton, Engraved Elgin American square compact, scalloped shell compact by American Beauty, blue-green leather bound vintage powder compact produced by Elgin American - book shaped,...―
When compact manufactures brought out their powder compacts they often had matching items say cigarette cases, double mirrored compacts and often photograph holder compacts. The latter of which i'd never come across until we were in Northville for ...―
I didn't get around to posting an estate sale haul piece last weekend after spending most of last week sorting out the 100 odd patterns we brought and organizing them all. But patterns and crafty things in general haven't been the only thing we've...―
Three years ago today my gran died - a lot of things have changed since then and if there's a positive to come from her passing it really opened my eyes into the world of collecting vintage things. You'll probably all know the story of randomly...―
Even though I have a blog now dedicated just to writing about compacts, I always said I was still going to share my compact adventures here on LOTS. The compacts above are both a mixture of ones I've added to my collection and ones that we have or...―
It's actually got to the point where I'm into my collection enough to want to create a brand new blog all about powder compacts. Nearly three years into collecting, with fifty or so compacts to speak off things are going to the next level. I'm ...―
I will be the first in admitting I'm not a big collector of Stratton compacts [I'm picky, I know]. To me their popularity and the ability to be able to find them easy is a little off putting. In turn I love my small brands. But I love butterflies ...―
So as I've hinted, one of the exciting goodies we found at Saturdays estate sale was a vintage compact - the first I've ever found at such a sale. To say it's seen some use would be a massive understatement but regardless of it's condition I ...―
Our weekend turned out to be rather lazy - particularly after I somewhat knocked myself out with allergy tablets and pain killers resulting in a very sleepy me for most of Sunday. Add a slight hangover to the mixture and I was a bear with a sore...―
Me and the boy are having a super long weekend together to celebrate his birthday and becoming a fully licensed social worker after passing his exam last week. As a result I'm flinging a scheduled post or two at you. And what would be better then ...―
Currently around a half of organizations ranging in size from SMEs to large multinationals ...
∙ One of the few things I consider when buying a frock is the print. Growing up, I ...
My first thought when I saw the topic for this weeks Photo Challenge: Curves was the ...