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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1950 Vintage Thingies Thursday

Since this is the last Thursday before Easter with Colordolady, I am featuring a little bit of two different things. The very best of vintage things can be found at http:coloradolady.blogspot.com.
This big bunny was made in 1958. A lady made it all with paper someway. She is now 81 years old and still has it. She loans him to schools and churches for children programs. He is still in very good condition.

This little compact is from the 1950s time frame. It has a mother-of-pearl top.

It was made by Elgin Ann with the original puff and a little powder as well.

Compacts were very popular way back when. In the 50s you just did not leave home without one.

It is till in the original little bag that it came in. Excellent condition. Back then you needed a compact to freshen up. It has not been used in years. I probably should use it more.

29 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The bunny is a one of a kind, and in such good shape...I thought it was new! And to think it is older than me! :)

your silver compact is so pretty, I can see someone checking their makeup and adding a touch up!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I remember that my MOther always had a lovely compact with her. Thanks for sharing yours!!!

Jan n Jer said...

That bunny is very unique and it looks like its in great condition. LOL...I remember the days of compacts...always had one in my purse!

Coloradolady said...

I am trying to figure out who's bunny that is...very unusual.

Love the compact...so pretty! Happy VTT!

Tracy said...

Oh the bunny is so cute and the compact; I love the Mother of Pearl on the outside! very pretty!
thanks for sharing :)

Rosie said...

Oh, goodness! That bunny is too cute! What a beautiful compact. They should make a comeback! Have a wonderful Easter!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH---that compact brought back memories... I didn't use one much but my Mama did... Like you said, she didn't leave home without it.

The bunny is adorable... Neat that it is still in such good shape. Are you the lady who made it???
Hugs,
Betsy

Bloggymom said...

Your compact is beautiful. I love vintage things like that.... reminds of me classier days.

Ginny said...

I used to have a compact like this!!! They were so cool, just the height of class!! I don't know whatever happened to mine...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That Bunny is pretty special.

George said...

It's amazing that the bunny is in such good shape after more than 50 years.
I remember my mother's compact very well, but I haven't seen one in ages.

Sarah said...

I love your little compact! I sometimes wish I was a little more ladylike and was concerned with checking my makeup and hair now and then throughout the day. As it is now, with 8 kids, I'm lucky to get my hair and makeup done before I go out! Ha! :)

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!
Sarah

HalfCrazy said...

I love seeing vintage stuff! I find the title of this meme funny, "Thingie" haha, I like it! :)

That is a pretty big compact. Nowadays compacts have gone smaller and rounder.

Eileen said...

What a beautiful compact! I just love vintage makeup jars and things like that. Hope you have a happy Easter.

marian said...

wow what a treasure that sweet compact is!
love that bunny too!!

Bethe77 said...

The Easter Bunny is amazing. How sweet of her to loan such a treasured item out.
I love compacts. I use them all the time. What a beauty that little vitage peice is.
Glad to see you back LV>
Hope you enjoyed your time away.
Blessings

farmlady said...

That is one big bunny. Must have been a lot of work and it's still in good shape.
The compact is also in great shape. I love that it has it's own little bag too. That's a real vintage item. Lovely!

jlshall said...

What a pretty compact! I have one sort of like it, but round - given to me by an aunt, back when I was a preteen. Haven't seen it in years, but I know it must be around here somewhere. Now you've inspired me to start looking for it.

Have a wonderful Thursday!
~ Joy @ Joysweb

Deborah said...

How sweet is that bunny. I love it that people are still interested in displaying something that old and that she loans him out. Your compact is lovely. I like them for their beauty but am real glad to live in a time where they are not considered a necessity.

Tete said...

Compacts around here are hard to find- they are snatched up so fast! Love the bunny!
Hugs- Tete

AshTreeCottage said...

What a wonderful Easter bunny! I love your compact. I love to watch old movies where the stars go to the powder room and pull out their lovely compacts out of charming little evening bags. Everything was so much more elegant than it is today. Bentley and I send you our best wishes for a Blessed Easter. We are sending you hugs too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Danica said...

I hope you enjoyed your time away or whatever it was you were doing.

I love the compact. I adore vintage items such as that. I have a few vintage items I really need to share with my bloggers. Maybe one day.

Have a wonderful Easter! xoxoxo

Diann said...

What a unique bunny! Love that compact! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Your bunny arrived just in time! And the compact is lovely - a reminder of a more charming time!

Leann said...

How sweet is that Peter Rabbit?! I love the fact the he is hand made and the age.

Happy Easter Sweet Friend!
Leann

Maureen said...

Your friend is brave to be lending out her vintage bunny!

I love compacts and have a few myself. Mother of Pearl is so very pretty.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That bunny is just the cutest thing, LV!!

Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter Holiday!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

She took good care of the bunny, he's so adorable.

I have my Grandma's compact. They sure bring back special memories for me. Yours is special too
*hugs*deb

Annesphamily said...

Love that bunny! So sweet in that pink shirt! The compact is so lovely. I still carry one, although not so fancy! Love it! Anne