My vintage miniatures find

Actually, it’s more the case of them finding me than vice versa. πŸ™‚
Last autumn I decided to try my hand at possibly finding some vintage gems in Croatia so I put an add in the most read add neswpapers here and it keeps re-appearing. I only got two calls so far. One was for a vintage Max Factor Hypnotique with a cat and the other one was a week ago, for two little cabinets containing vintage miniatures gathered over the course of 40 years or so.

Yesterday, I went to check them out. πŸ™‚ As you can probably guiess by now, I’m the proud owner of those 2 cabinets and the 220 miniatures they contain. Yeeeeeeeey!!

I just can’t decribe how happy that makes me feel. πŸ™‚

Here are my (not well taken) photos of them:

I do wish I could take better photos of them – it’s not very visible what’s in there.

These were too big for the cabinets so they came in a bag of their own.

I don’t even know what some of them are but it’s going to be so much fun smelling them, discovering what the ones I’m not familiar with are and talking about them.

Pics are mine.

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21 thoughts on “My vintage miniatures find

  1. Alice March 20, 2011 at 21:01 Reply

    Congratulations on your wonderful find!


  2. Zanne March 20, 2011 at 21:02 Reply

    Oh you Lucky Lucky LUCKY girl!! πŸ™‚


  3. Anonymous March 20, 2011 at 21:19 Reply

    Looks very nice. πŸ™‚ ItΒ΄s hard to see which fragrances it is, but for sure a lot of gems among them. /rebella, perfume nerd


  4. Bloody Frida March 20, 2011 at 22:55 Reply

    how wonderful!!! just looking at the photos make me smile, so I bet you're on cloud nine!


  5. Suzanne March 21, 2011 at 04:27 Reply

    Looks like you just got a whole lotta fun lined up for yourself, Ines. Will look forward to hearing about your discoveries. πŸ™‚


  6. Ines March 21, 2011 at 11:18 Reply

    Thanks Alice! I don't think these finds come often, so I'm thrilled.


  7. Ines March 21, 2011 at 11:19 Reply

    Zanne, yep, lucky is pretty much how I feel. πŸ™‚


  8. Ines March 21, 2011 at 11:21 Reply

    Rebella, when going to check what this collection looked like and spying miniatures of vintage parfum of Shalimar, Mitsouko and Chanel 5, I knew I had to have it. πŸ™‚ Not much is left of those but quite enough for me to try them. And there are some other vintage parfum concentrations in there…


  9. Ines March 21, 2011 at 11:22 Reply

    Thanks BF! :)On Saturday when I returned home with my new treasure, everyone kept teasing me on how am I going to sleep from excess enthusiasm. Like a baby. πŸ˜€


  10. Ines March 21, 2011 at 11:23 Reply

    Thank you Suzanne. I love the fact that the biggest problem I face with this is I don't know where to start. πŸ™‚


  11. tara March 21, 2011 at 14:54 Reply

    Well done Ines for taking the initiative and advertising. It has definitely paid off! Enjoy your exciting find.


  12. Ines March 21, 2011 at 17:53 Reply

    Thank you Tara. πŸ™‚ I didn't really think much would come out of my add but if someone calls every 3 months or so (as been happening so far), I'll be happy.


  13. tarleisio March 22, 2011 at 06:53 Reply

    How lucky is that???? You promise to keep us posted on the goodies you find, right?


  14. Ines March 22, 2011 at 13:29 Reply

    Tarleisio, I'll keep you posted definitely. :)If it keeps going like this, once in a few months another vinatge find, I'll be extremely happy. πŸ™‚


  15. a.k.a. Warum March 22, 2011 at 20:47 Reply

    Congratulations! This is fantastic!.. maybe you can use the random number generator (just kidding). Or start with the ones you know and work your way to the ones you don't! How exciting. Maybe I should advertise as well…


  16. Undina March 23, 2011 at 06:15 Reply

    Congratulations, it's a great find.On your pictures I could recognize probably ten bottles. I wonder if I know the rest.


  17. Ines March 23, 2011 at 12:40 Reply

    Warum, a bit of advertising can't hurt. You never know what little gem might end up in your hands. πŸ˜‰


  18. Ines March 23, 2011 at 12:41 Reply

    Thanks Undina. :)I'm sure if the pictures were better you'd recognize more than 10. I for one don't really have an eye for bottles, I usually can't recognize any (but the most obvious ones).


  19. taffynfontana March 23, 2011 at 21:00 Reply

    Wow!! What a lovely find


  20. Vanessa March 26, 2011 at 03:53 Reply

    What a haul – and how clever of you to think of placing an ad and seeing what came back!


  21. Ines March 28, 2011 at 11:47 Reply

    Thanks Taffy and Vanessa. :)Well, the ad idea seems to be working so you might want to give it a go?


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