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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Boudoir change, desk as vanity...etc.

Then, there's the plastic rain cape, the sweater guard and the strap holder. Ahhh, the days when a bra strap wasn't supposed to be visible ...Thanks, Madonna!

One time I did a blog on what women seemed to always carry in their purses in the fifties and early sixties when I was little. I remember my Grandma always having the plastic rain bonnet, the pill cup that was collapsable and a package of Beeman's gum.

Grandma called it her "pocketbook". Anyway, hope you enjoyed my little remembrances. A lady simply must have a dressing table in the boudoir!


delia hornbook said...

;-)) I love all those things, that zip looks a bit crazy how does that work? I so agree with having a dressing table its the one girly item in the bedroom and i love it to display my jewelry and perfume on. I remember my nan having a rain cap, memories are truely wonderful, O yes and those cards i love them and have a few to they all tell a story of times past and thats magic to me. enjoy your day, dee x

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oh yes. I remember Mom having those things, and I used them. Lipstick and a compact were essential. Cigs and lighter. Or a small decorative mirror. A pretty enamel pill box maybe. I'll have to think more about what Mom had in her purse!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Oops I didn't use everything when I was a little kid ha ha ha! I waited until I was all of 11 to try her cigs lol..

Miss Emmi said...

I still regret not picking up a collapsible cup I saw at a vintage store... they're cute and handy!

La Dama said...

love the pill cups..how pretty.ooo a cardi clip been looking for one of those.

Zootsuitmama said...

That zipper thing just has a hook on one end. You drop it down your back and hook it on, then pull it up! Thanks, Guys!

Amber Von Felts said...

I love the zipper pull! Its for those unlucky ladies who didn't have a sister or a mother on hand to zip her up. Some of those vintage dresses def. require assistance! My grandma hand a "pocketbook" too. She always had gum on hand, and hard candies. She used to send us pieces of sugar free gum in cards in the mail because it was flat. We loved that as kids!

SusieQT said...

My Grandma always had a pack of Chiclets gum in her pocketbook. I don't think they make Chiclets anymore... :(


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