Monday, May 2, 2011

Show Us Your Vintage Cosmetics and Medicine Chest Goodies



OK, so I added "...and Medicine Chest Goodies" for the guys. Do you guys collect vintage manly man stuff too? You know, like old Dapper Dan tins and shaving cream cups? I didn't want to limit this to the ladies only.

Now ladies, I KNOW you all have much better vintage cosmetic and make up collections than I do!!!



I tried to buy some vintage make up and such back when prices on eBay were insane. Then I had to resell some of it when times got tight. I don't have much left, never had much to begin with...



But show us all YOUR vintage cosmetics and shampoos and bottles of cremes and do dads and all that fun stuff you keep on your vanity!



Guys, show photos of your vintage guy stuff, you know, all the goodies you might have that a man would have owned back in the day.

Share on your blog, show off your collections!!


Happy Monday, sorry for the crappy photos, I'm still painting the master bedroom and stuff is all messed up in there so I couldn't arrange things nicely. I was just at that "I'm done painting!!!" stage when I realized, I still have to paint all the trim! Yay me!! lol... Oh yeah, and around inside the windows. Sigh, it never seems to end!!
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21 comments:

  1. These are great. I don't have any vintage makeup stuff aside from a couple of compacts and a great (empty) tin someone gave me of 'Lady Betty Boudoir Powder'! It just sounds glamorous, doesn't it? In fact I think Benefit cosmetics may have taken their inspiration from it.

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  2. So lovely!!!! The second photo with the sparkly sunglasses is my favorite!
    I wish toiletries were packaged as beautifully today. The packaging on that bar of Palmolive is so much prettier than the garish bottle of it I have hidden under my kitchen sink.

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  3. Awww lovely post great to see your collection. I don't actually have any vintage cosmetics or bottles i would love to though. Happy painting to you, dee x

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  4. Jeaz I wish I had something like this to display, its lovely!!
    Maybe in the future I will come across a treasure of old tins and cosmetics at a garage sale or something but until then I will have to dream!

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  5. Gee ladies, I don't have that much!

    I forgot I have a few more things, but nothing much. I bet you all have a few little things on your vanity. =)

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  6. Oh, gosh darn you! Now I have to go out in the shed and take photos. Because of course you know I've got a bunch of that stuff! Did I see a vintage vanity set in photos from your previous post???? I am HOT for vanity sets and would kill for a Fenton set but of course that will involve either robbing a bank or winning the lottery to pay for it. Sigh.

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  7. LOL, I have that exact little blue and white cabinet. The proper word for it escapes me at the moment. Anyhoo, I keep my nail polish in it. ;)

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  8. Ha ha Christine, it's all voluntary!

    Not sure if what I showed was a "set", might have been some similar things Mom had on her dresser...


    Anon if you mean the green and white "chippy" cabinet, I guess it's shabby chic lol... Bought it for pennies at a thrift. =)

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  9. I have practically none of that stuff! You'd think I'd have heaps, being a vintage seller, but no, I keep my collections to a minimum.

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  10. Once I saw the sparkly sunglasses I couldn't focus on anything else. Okay, looked again. Not much for vintage cosmetics but love the labels.

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  11. Darling Post, I really don't have much Vintage cosmetics, I do have a couple jars to sell... Nice first visit here I am your newest follower! Hugs, Diane

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  12. Oh I LOVE this post! I was cleaning today and came across lots of that kinda stuff! Will post!

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  13. The sunglasses were my Moms. I have quite a bit of her stuff, I simply do not want to get rid of it.

    ZSM, you always give us the best post ideas, glad I can do the same!

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  14. I'd love to have some and are planning on getting a nice, little collection when time gets right:) At the moment we live in such small space, I don't have space for any vanity table.. But hear me, I will have one some day, hopefully very soon!! I love everything vintage and enjoy collecting and making my own displays of all my nick nacks. I think the old vanity sets are absolutely gorgeous! Must have!!

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  15. Ask me to show my vintage wardrobe and I'll have about 5 things to show. Others have dozens of things!

    So we all have different vintage we collect, and CAN collect!

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  16. Those are so cool! I love the old school design on the bar soaps.

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  17. Hmmm I published a few comments, one from Uncle Atom, and they didn't show up?

    Anxious to see what you have, Uncle Atom! I used to have more vintage mens toiletries stuff, still have a bit of it left. Had an awesome collection of vintage razor blades in cool wrappers. =)

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  18. I don't have any vintage make up, but looking at yours l sure wish l did!

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  19. I love how yours look, but I don't have any myself. I did have a few retro and vintage Avon perfume bottles for a while, but I think they've got relegated to the loft as the house has filled up with other junk! Emma

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  20. Hmm, my post disappeared? I posted my meager First Aid Autokit and contents. Thanks for giving me something else to look for on ebay ;-)

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  21. The only thing I have is a powder compact that belonged to my mother (with the original loose powder still in it). It's a lovely vintage piece, with a watch set into the top. On the inside is a hinged mirror that folds down to wind the watch, with the other side holding the powder behind a tiny mesh screen.

    Sadly the watch no longer works (being as those things are wound too tightly at some point), but it's still a great piece.

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