heck yeah vintage powder compacts!

admirer and collector sharing my adoration and appreciation for vintage powder compacts.
David Wright.

David Wright.

afaintlight asked: Where is a good place to start looking for vintage compacts? And do u have any tips on restoring and replacing powders/sifters?

Hello
I’m always hunting on eBay and etsy, but there are lots of other great sites that have shop sections specializing in vintage vanity items.

As for restoring compacts, there is a man out of the UK that does beautiful work. I can’t recall his name, but you can easily find him by searching online. I posted a tutorial months back about how to refill a compact, I wish there was an easy way to search older posts on tumblr. I’m sure if you google that as well, you’ll find good info.

Refilling requires alcohol, talc, and a little palate knife. Easy peasy.

Hope that helps a bit :)
Vanessa ❤️

To die for vintage French celluloid and glitter powder compact, c. 1920’s. Producer unknown.

Currently on eBay! Photo from ladywants66 on eBay.

To die for vintage French celluloid and glitter powder compact, c. 1920’s. Producer unknown.

Currently on eBay! Photo from ladywants66 on eBay.