Compact Mirrors & Powder Compacts

Jane Vanroe on collecting vintage powder compacts and compact mirrors. You can find Jane's designs at and on Amazon in the EU & USA

About me

jane vanroe compact mirrorI’m Jane and I’m a compact mirror collector and designer.  I live in Yorkshire, England with my husband and three little boys.

My company Vanroe Compact Mirrors began as the online specialist in compacts, and was featured in magazines like The Telegraph, The Stylist and Homes & Antiques magazine. In 2014 I launched my own collection of compact mirrors (powder compacts are in the plan, but not quite yet!). You can read why compact mirrors and powder compacts here!

You can also follow my journey (and join over 1,000 compact collectors) at my Vanroe Facebook page. I love your comments and suggestions!

With one of my boys, and a few of my compacts, just after starting Vanroe in 2010.

Update – I’m working on a book, Collecting Compact Mirrors and Powder Compacts. You can find a free extract for ipad here, and a pdf for any computer here. I’d love to know what you think!

Collecting Compact Mirrors and Powder Compacts book

Free extract of Collecting Compact Mirrors and Powder Compacts

7 comments on “About me

  1. Alibek Jorajev
    November 29, 2010

    Hi Jane.

    it is great to read your blogs and see pictures.
    also it is pleasant to learn about your website :)

    with best regards and greetings,

  2. simon
    December 1, 2010

    love the site jane …better than your das …but dont tell him i said that …and its a great idea .

  3. enemyofchaos
    December 14, 2010

    Aw hey is he wearing that top I got him for hallowe’en?!

  4. theglasslantern
    January 1, 2012

    I love your site, it’s a great idea.

  5. Jeanette Nessett
    August 13, 2012

    Jane, I have a Stratton compact that has never been used. There is an S.S. United States insignia on the cover with an eagle on a flag. The back is gold. I would like to sell it but have no idea of its value. Would you be familiar with this.

  6. nancysteashop
    September 19, 2013

    Hi Jane, so pleased I found your blog and company! I have a few vintage Stratton compacts, one of which I blogged about yesterday ( Definitely going to check our your shop! Rachel

    • Jane Johnston
      September 26, 2013

      Lovely blog Nancy! Thank you for sharing :)

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