Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pick of the Day: Reverie NY: Messenger


The Messenger necklace by Reverie NY is made of all vintage and antique materials and hangs on a super glam, long chain. The eagle is holding onto a hand painted compact from the 1940's. Just imagine of the possibilities of things you could hold in there.

Or better yet, image what previous owners of the compact used to put in there in the 40's, 50's 60's, etc. My oh my, so much glamorous history here! Which is really half the fun of owning vintage pieces in the first place (at least for me).

And you, lucky reader, because my imagination is so overactive, are a few fun scenarios I've come up with about this amazing hand painted compact:

1956: Shirley, the lead soprano in the high school choir, very discretely opening her compact and popping a mint from it before Gene, the star of the tennis team, drops her off at home after the junior prom in his dad's brand new, Starfire Oldsmobile convertible, hoping for that magical kiss...


1964: Or Judy opening the compact and powdering her nose before pulling up to The Starry Night Diner for dinner after a long day at Malibu beach with friends while listening to the Shangri-Las' 'Leader of the Pack'...


1969: Or even Autumn stashing money and other appropriate mind altering goodies in the compact for a roadtrip with her boyfriend to catch Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix play Woodstock.
(ed note: If I didn't know this picture was taken in 1969, I would think it was last year at the All Points West Festival or even at McCarren park this summer. Gotta love cyclical fashion!)

Really, I could go on and on. If you owned this necklace, what would your story be?