Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here she Is.......

 Miss America!!! Yeah right!!!
I know I have been slacking in posts , but with the holidays there just was not enough time.

 So....... what to show , what to show.....
How about this traveling beauty kit? I got this at an auction a few years back and really have not done anything with it but store it.

Brush, mirrror, and comb all have their special place to prevent moving.

The inner lining is a little dirty but I'm afraid of trying to clean it since it seems to be silk(?)

The handle is also showing signs of dry rot so I do not pick it up by its handle to prevent it from breaking.

Inside the tag reads Miss America travel companion. Was this a token to contestants or just a sponsored item? No clue. I never found another one or even any mention of it in my research. Not that I did a big search though.

No matter it is still something I like no matter what its history.
Joining these parties:

Brambleberry Cottage,


  1. i absolutely love it! so pretty! i would be afraid to try cleaning the silk too..

  2. I agree with you. It is a very nice bag and still full of all those goodies. I am sure parts of it could be repaired, but might take away from the originality of it.

  3. This is such a beautiful set and you are so lucky to have something so stunning!!


  4. This is gorgeous. I'm out there hunting down treasures all the time and I've never seen anything quite like this before, I love the color. Thanks for sharing. I hopped over from Brambleberry Cottage.

  5. Wonderful! You might like the fashion 'dolls' by John Burbidge I am featuring on my blog -

  6. Miss America is amazing! Things like that always make me wonder who used them, how long was their hair, was is a gift or did they buy it for themselves, you know what I mean! Thanks for sharing! Have a Happy New Year

  7. What a gorgeous set! It seems to be such a one-of-a-kind set that you do wonder if it was made for the pagaent don't you? And the material behind it I've used for curtain valances and pillows in my master bedroom! Great choice!!
    Thanks for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! Hope to see more of your beauties!!
    Blessings, Doni

  8. This is a gorgeous set... I've never seen one in it's on case before!!! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

  9. I'm wondering now just how much of those would be considered 'weapons' these days trying to board a plane with the security they now have. Beautiful set.

    My Show n Tell Link---where it's kinda fodder for the National Enquirer Tabloids. Do stop by if you can, I'd love your opinion.

    Happy New Year

  10. What a unique set! I've never seen any like it before either. I have seen other things with "Miss America" on it before, it may just be what the Franklin Company named that particular item OR it could be a special set just for the pageant! I wonder if there is any documentation of that kind of thing by the Miss America Pageant organization? That would be very interesting to check into, wouldn't it?

    Have a Happy New Year!

  11. Hi Terry, This is really amazing. I have'nt seen one like it. It really is in great shape. Pretty to display in a bath or bedroom. Thanks for linking up to VIF, have a wonderful New Year!!

  12. That's a fun find, I love the color!

  13. What a pretty set! I love how it looks so utilitarian on the outside but opens to all that lucious purple silk! What a luxurious treat to brush your hair it must have been. I'm crazy for all things romantic and victorian myself *winks* Vanna

  14. Your "Miss America" travel companion is such a great find. This set of vanity items are great for display. I love your blog content and I'm now a follower. I look forward to checking out more of your posts. Happy New Year

  15. Gorgeous! OK, fess up - you really live in an antique store, right? ;) You always have such pretty vintage items to share.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I hope you had a blessed Christmas and a good start to the new year.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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