So here is the really fun part [although I do know that gifts aren't the important thing in relationships, its about the companionship and romance and the love, but I just really wanted to share these gifts with you all]. Although I totally adore the pendant Joe gave me and I blogged about yesterday, compacts are just, well they are my number one vintage thing to collect. I originally blogged back in October last year [here] about this 1950s Marhill compact, but here it is in the fresh. Its amazing what a bit of sunlight will do to let the mother of pearl "slab" [I call it a slab because it's not the lightest of compacts because of this stone topping] top shine and dance. Upon the multicoloured embedded white sheet of mother of pearl flutters two little beady butterflies - they are utterly divine.
As I mentioned at the time, Marhill as a company was based upon 5th Avenue in New York was one of the leading mother of pearl manufactures for gifts and beauty accessories like this compact alongside cigarette and lipstick holders.
Open up the compact reveals is gorgeous gold toned flatter lid held tightly in place by its clasp. It has remained unused, with its cotton wool like bottom clean and soft, further settled by its original "Marhill, Fashioned on Fifth Avenue" sticker still tightly in place.
The next compact is another 1950s gorgeous gold toned metal compact, which remaining in its simplicity adds too its glamour. Shaped in the same style as the Marhill [measuring 2.5x2.75 inches] this Pegi of Paris compact is a hidden gem - there nothing either in books or upon the internet about this manufacture, other then perhaps a link to Revlon?
Both compacts make you wonder about their stories. By whom were they originally brought? How did the French Compact end up in America? And now for both, a new story is restarting with a brief holiday in the UK, only for them to return back to America with my very own adventures.
So those are my gorgeous presents. I'm a totally lucky girl and I have an amazing guy who just has the most amazing eye for gifts.