Hi there! I’m still in Charleston (SC) where this past weekend I was attending a blogging conference (Haven). I tacked on a few days to have some alone time to work on a project. What project you ask? Well, my eBook. I wanted to be able to really focus on it in a quiet setting, and I’m happy to say that I have come very close to finishing it (woo woo). However, I haven’t had much time to think about blogging.
Did you notice that I didn’t post yesterday (Monday)? I forgot. I’ve almost completely lost track of time and realized late last night that I had neglected my blogging “duty.” [I never think of blogging as a duty. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures.] So here I am, a day late, with some vintage finds for a lady’s dresser for you. Not too long ago, I wrote about collecting vintage dresser jars; this post fits in nicely with that one.
This beautiful vanity jar is not technically a “find.” My sweet sister sorted through some of the things she has in stored at my house and offered it to me. It was my grandmother’s and is therefore precious to me.
Can you see the delicate, woven design on the cover? Known as “guilloché,” it involves etching a detailed pattern into underlying metal, which the artisan would then cover with enamel paint. Accentuated with intricate brass details, the piece contains a central cartouche decorated with hand painted flowers. I would date it to about the 1930’s and would value it at $40-50.
This ornate, pot metal jewelry box, lined with red velvet, dates to the 1950-60’s (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12).
The detailed scroll work decorating the box is nicely crafted.
This rather common type vanity jar came home with me because of its low price and because I simply cannot pass up a well-priced vanity jar. It has a damask fabric cover with copper-colored trim, making it “on-trend” right now (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10).
This newer, pewter trinket box bears some nice handiwork and so I felt it deserved rescuing (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8).
I’m not familiar with this company (Heritage), but I think in another 80 years, it might have increased in value, LOL.
This sweet little gold-trimmed trinket box with violets wears a “Japan” sticker on the bottom (dating it to the 1950-60’s) and is just the perfect size for a few rings (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8).
I just love this little Houbigant French perfume–Quelques Fleurs–complete with a floral-decorated label and its original tags tied round the neck (cost: $1, value: $40-50).
What’s a ladies dresser with a pretty linen or two, like this colorful embroidered piece with filet lace trim (cost: 50¢, value: $6-8).
And this beauty, embroidered on linen with tatted lace trim, (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10).
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