If you have been visiting my blog for a while you may know that I collect these.....
Whilst we were away we had a look around the antique/junk shops in Lewes and found the powder compact shown above.
I have been collecting these for about 14 years and the collection has reached a stage where it has to really stand out and catch my eye to be added. We were looking for an unusual gift for my FIL when I stumbled on the above compact.
A little felty pouch was sold with it but I doubt that it is the original covering. What really caught my eye was the raised rose design on the lid. I have several with various rose designs on it but not like this. I so not think it is mother of pearl as it does not have the look and sheen.
I thought that one o the petals was broken but the edge has been finished like the others and why cover the lovely petals underneath. The gold look edging is very different and it is plain gold on the back.
The inside is immaculate and clean but still not a new item. It does not say who made it and judging by the ones I already have I can not guess either.
So this lovely example was thought about over night and then I went back for it the following day. We did the same with FIL birthday gift which was a pocket barometer in the style of a pocket watch. He was thrilled with it.
So my collection has increased by one more and because we are re-decorating and re-organising the living room , my compact display case has been moved up on to the landing. I actually see if all the time now whereas before it was behind the living room door and not seen at all!
Sophie loves dusting and looking at them so when I asked her if she would like to put the compacts back into the case after it was used her face lit up.
This is my modern day version of a button tin, she loves looking at the compacts and asking about them.
I like the historical element behind them and the fat that I can pass them on to Sophie.