Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flea Market Finds

It turns out today is Flea Market Find of the Year ... I lucked on to that considering what I have to share IS probably my best find of the year.

And without further ado ... here it is. A gorgeous vintage beauty case in fantastic condition. The exterior, in particular, doesn't have a mark on it.


I didn't get out op shopping yesterday. I didn't actually get out at all. I spent the day cleaning and knitting and watching DVDs ... a lovely slow day pampering myself and a great use of the day considering the crappy weather.

But that's OK because I'm still excited about this find. Look at the huge and almost perfect mirrow inside And do you like the way the neighbour's tree shows up in the mirror? I had to include this photo because it looks so cool.


I'm also still excited about the beauty case despite the obvious purple stain on the inside. It looks huge in the previous photo but not actually that big. Any ideas for how to remove the stain? The interior is absolutely perfect otherwise and I'd love to get ride of it. I have no idea what leaked although the offending bottle (an unmarked no name bottle so I'm guessing hand cream, conditioner or body wash) was still in case..


There are always lots more vintage finds to explore with Sophie Isobel at Her Library Adventures. I can't wait to take a look at the best vintage finds for the year.

14 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

Love that case and the colour - divine! With the stain, perhaps you could just cover that part up with a gorgeous piece of fabric that compliments the colours.

ClaraBowsTeaParty said...

oh I love those old beauty cases with their satin pockets pure glam

sue said...

It is great - no wonder you love it - just imagine all the lotions and potions it once contained! These cases always bring to mind my sisters who each had one when they were teens and I was a pesky little kid - I thought they were the height of sophistication!

marian said...

Susan, i LOVE it..i simply cannot fault it..PERFECT! x

NessaKnits said...

It is lovely, a beautiful shape, but darn that purple stain!

Jennie said...

Wow! I love the shape of this!

Catherine said...

I have no idea about stain removal - with knicky knacks about covering up if all else fails... the case is beautiful, though!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous. Apart from the stain it looks like it's in really good condition.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

a LoveLy find! in such great condition too~
if you will try to remove the stain start with something gentle first like shampoo..
thx for the visit & chat at FHC!

Allana said...

What a lovely case - if only it could talk! :)

Laurie said...

I agree -- gorgeous -- also agree that it would look great with a piece of pretty fabric all across to cover the stained area!

Alyssa said...

Lovely, lovely find! If it were mine, I'd probably try a gentle wash of some sort. Otherwise, the fabric idea sounds good, too.

Kylie said...

Fantasitc - it definitly is a great find:)

Jo said...

Yay - you found one! What a find - it is gorgeous, colour, shape, condition......