Holding History in Our Hands - Fine Compacts & Vanity Collectibles
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About UsHolding History in Our Hands-
In its lifetime, a young lady's powder compact will reflect hundreds of images which belong only to the eyes and memory of one special person: the lady who held it. Touching up just before an important audition or interview, checking her lipstick after her first dinner date, confirming that the heat in her face was her own, flushed-pink cheeks, or wiping away her tears before anyone recognized they had escaped: each special, intimate memory was recorded only in reflection. These are actual histories we can hold in our hands.
So, when I open a vintage compact, with remnants of powder and a delicate puff which was dusted across the cheek of a young lady many generations before me, I can clearly imagine what that tiny mirror has seen. Like the delicate hand-crocheted lace on the edge of a young bride's handkerchief, a powder puff inside of an antique compact has also been held in the hands of a woman with great hopes, dreams, happy occasions, heartaches and great sorrows. It is truly holding our history in our hands.
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