What's It Wednesday #63
Today I celebrated my birthday. I started the day off by thanking God for His many blessings. Then I treated myself. Many of you may remember that I love to collect cigarette cases.
If you didn't see that post, go to my Up in Smoke post.
Then you will see part of my collection and how I have turned them into picture frames.
Well I decided to buy myself a birthday present so my BFF and I went to visit one of my favorite local antique dealers and she just happened to have this adorable compact purse. Of course, me being me, I could not possibly leave it in the store.
I could not believe my luck. This purse is several of the things I love to collect all rolled up into one compact purse. I think I will call her Rose. Rose dates back to the early 1930s.
On the outside of the purse is a place that holds your tube of lipstick. When you open her up, there are a couple of compartments. I was pleasantly surprised to find the mirror intact. On the right side of the first compartment is a compact.
As soon as I opened Rose up I wondered about the very fashionable original lady that once carried this purse around. Here you can see the compact was well used.
When I went into the second compartment, I found that this is where the dance cards and cigarettes were kept. I of course placed a picture of my darling son Sebastian in there immediately.
I sang "Happy Birthday" to myself all the way home.
I couldn't wait to take Rose out for my birthday dinner with the family. It was the perfect accessory for the evening. I can't tell you how many compliments I received carrying around this vintage purse. I can imagine how special the original owner must have felt when she carried it around.
How will you treat yourself this year on your birthday?