vintage vanity set

A vintage vanity set has been at the top of my wishlist for as long as I can remember.  Usually, the brushes are in poor condition, the hand mirrors are hazy, or something's missing.  I'd almost given up hope, but this one is just perfect!

Another vintage wish comes true!

As I cleaned and polished it, I wondered about its story, and who had owned it.  Someone obviously cared for it very much, so how did such a beautiful set come to be dumped in a charity shop? There were a few grey hairs still in the brushes, and I found that a bit sad.

But that's also what I love about secondhand shopping. The patina, the mystery, the dreaming... the hunt for buried treasure :)

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