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Vintage Compact

Posted February 27, 2011 | 6 Comments

vintage compact for bridesmaids

This vintage compact via Meadowbelle Market is a unique find made by Kigu of London. It is likely from the 1950′s, which is when similar floral designs were popular. When I spotted this beauty, I immediately thought about how amazing this piece would be as a bridesmaid gift. It’s re-purposed, whimsical, and each one is unique – just like your bridesmaids! And, every girl loves a pocket mirror.

So.. buy this one for yourself, brides, (it will look incredible in your ‘getting-ready’ photos) and get to thrifting! Grab a coffee, throw on some comfy shoes and check out local thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales. Keep an eye out for pristine compacts (clean, barely-used, no nicks and little to no imperfections) that have scalloped edges and pretty floral prints. When in doubt, use this sample as a guide. Wrap in pretty paper and gift to your girls for a truly unique keepsake they will actually use.

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vintage compact for bridesmaid gifts


P.S. If you do take my advice and go thrifting, be sure to email me your finds! We’d love to share them with our readers in an upcoming follow-up post. :)

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6 Responses to “Vintage Compact”

  1. alexandra keller
    February 28th, 2011 @ 12:27 am


  2. Wedding Dress Berkshire
    February 28th, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    Absolutely stunning, what a beautiful gift that would make.

  3. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Thanks, Alex! I knew you’d like something vintage ;)

  4. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 1st, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    Glad you like it! Exactly – all girls can use pocket mirrors!

  5. Kent Wedding Photographer
    March 4th, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Very pretty compact and yes ideal for a ‘getting ready’ shoot as you say. Nice find!

  6. Magnetic Signs
    April 6th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm


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