I'm not sure when or why I fell in love with small decorative perfume bottles !! A couple of years ago, I looked at the printer's boxes, the china cabinet, and on an antique meat platter (belonged to my G'ma Hanle) on a shelf in my upstairs bathroom and counted 88 bottles. I think there may be a few more, though -- it may be time for a recount !! These are only a few and they are the ones in the china cabinet. Most of these were gifts from you and Willa. Some of them are old, most are newer -- the green one in the center photo, I purchased at an antique store in Pahrump--the silver one in the bottom photo, I purchased at an antique mall here in town. I think some of the newer, decorative ones came from there, also. I didn't keep a record of where each and every one came from -- maybe, I should have. Some of them do have a memory attached, though !! Years ago, I loved wearing Cinnabar perfume -- your Dad liked it on me, too !! The bottle on the bottom left in the second photo, was in a gift box along with a perfume spray, bath talc and lotion in that scent - a present from from your Dad !! This may have been where the love of the small vials started !! Or, was it that mini Opium perfume bottle?? (displayed in one of my printer's boxes, post 11/20/08)-- that was in a gift box from him, also.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This antique Asian snuff bottle mysteriously showed up in my china cabinet !! I don't know the history of the bottle, but, it is in perfect condition. My brother had been here from Iowa for a visit. A couple of weeks after he left, I was looking at the collection of things I have in that cabinet, saw this and wondered "what in the world is that" ?? Anyway, I gave him a call to thank him as I knew that was where it came from. His response was "you just now seeing it"? Donald is one to surprise a person every so often with his generosity.