Jane Vanroe on collecting vintage powder compacts and compact mirrors. You can find Jane's designs at www.vanroe.com and on Amazon in the EU & USA
Excellent surprise yesterday in my inbox – my first order to Japan. Six vintage compacts packed up and sent via our lovely post office, the only problem being Halifax’s current sheet rain which got me on the way there and the way back. Nice sunny interval while I waited in the queue.
Today’s a heavy preparation and restocking day… preparation for two vintage fairs (tomorrow and May 29th), and restock for my currently rather sparse site. Lots of great compacts staring at me forlornly from my desk, demanding their makeover and photographs. I’ve found there’s only so much I can say currently about VanRoe-ing with baby and bump (3rd trimester now!) Everyday a similar routine of baby-fettling, grabbing time for work essentials, and a growing to-do list. William now lots of fun, and it’s suicidal to open a laptop within reach!
So, a few posts planned about vintage powder compacts themselves… bear with me while I grab some time!