Category Archives: Vintage goodness

Dear Vintage Secret Santa …

Thank you so much!

In my haste to clean up after Christmas, I neglected to save your address from the package! And there was no name, so I am using my blog to say Thank You for the thoughtful gifts and hope you see it.

The charming gifts from my thoughtful Vintage Secret Santa.

The charming gifts from my Vintage Secret Santa.

Adorable little perfume bottles.

Darling little perfume bottles.

I have read a number of vintage movie star biographies (Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Gene Tierney) but have not about Gloria Swanson, so that will be a treat. The little perfume bottles will be adorable on my dressing table tray, and the box will be perfect for my New Year’s goal to be more organized this year.

I really appreciate your taking the time to send these lovely things to me.

Happy New Year to you, Secret Santa! (And If you feel comfortable revealing yourself, I’d love to know who you are!)

And a big THANK YOU for Jessica at Chronically Vintage for putting the whole gift exchange together. It was so much fun, and I look forward to participating again next year!

Jeanne Marie

Vintage 1940s hair pins

After seeing a sweet little vintage card of hair pins in a roundup post of fun Etsy finds on the Swing Fashionista blog, I fell in love.

I tried not to buy it. Really I did.

Oh well.

Here it is:

I think you can see why I couldn't resist them. The image on the card is gorgeous!

I think you can see why I couldn’t resist it. The image on the card is gorgeous 1940s goodness.

Now it lives on the dressing table-like area of my bathroom, with a couple of other vintage goodies.

Apparently, I now have a collection of vintage dressing table items. The talc on the left is empty. The one on the right is full be sealed shut by rust.

Apparently, I now have a collection of vintage dressing table items. The talc container on the left is empty. The one on the right is full but sealed shut by rust. The hair pins have some rust, so I consider everything you see here purely decorative.

I got the card from the Covetable Curiosities shop on Etsy. Mine was listed as “1 available,” but the store has another one up for sale, also listed as “1 available.” With a quick Google search, a few more show up on eBay as ended or current. It doesn’t seem to be terribly rare, but it is awfully pretty.

 

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