From the "Buying Back my Childhood" files, case #648:
Oh. My GOODNESS GRACIOUS ME. I am in heaven. And I'm back in 1978. :D
Is this not the COOLEST?!? This is a case of lipstick samples that the Avon Lady would carry with her so that you could try them before buying. When I saw it for sale in The Paper Flea Market's shop, I HAD to have it. Why?
So when I saw this complete set on Paper Flea Market's site, I snatched them up faster than you can say, "Ding Dong! Avon Calling!" :D
I loved the idea of the Avon Lady when I was a kid. I thought it was SO glamorous to be an Avon Lady and I loved it when we'd get catalogs in the mail or from neighbor ladies who were trying it out. I remember so vividly getting "Sweet Honesty" perfume (you can still buy it!) in a compact for Christmas one year and a lip gloss duo that came in the shape of a hamburger. I loved the lip gloss but hated the taste, so I hardly ever used it. But I loved it! I believe that was also 1978! I guess that was an "Avon" year!
I had seen a similar case to mine of lipsticks on Pinterest, and then the very next day Trina was carrying one in the shop! I'm so glad she had them, and I'm so glad I own them! But that's the way it goes with ephemera and durable ephemera, right? :D In case you were wondering if I'm actually going to use the lipsticks? Of course! But not as lipstick - that would be kind of gross. :) No, I'm going to use them as "encaustics", of a sort - it should be interesting! Stay tuned! :D
And speaking of Trina and the Paper Flea, we're doing a GIVEAWAY! :D Yep, there's a $15 gift certificate to Paper Flea Market at stake, and all you need to do is tell us, in the comments below or on Facebook (but not both), some kind of ephemera from your childhood that you loved. It can be anything - a favorite stamp, a brochure you kept, durable ephemera like this lipstick sample case - anything. I'll draw a winner from the comments on this Friday, September 14, at 5 p.m. CDT. Because of shipping costs, we have to limit this to folks in the US and Canada.
Ready? GO! :D