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How to Repurpose an Old Compact into a Sentimental Gift

September 11, 2014

My mom’s birthday was approaching and I wanted to make her something very special. She’s had a difficult year as she had to place my dad in a nursing home and I know how much she is missing him (they’ve been married forever).

I came across this old compact recently on an antique buying trip and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  It is larger than most compacts, almost twice the size, and had the prettiest floral engravings on top and the clasp still worked.   I found a very handsome photo of my father (one I knew my mom would love), printed it out, cut it to size and had a piece of glass cut to go over it.  My mom can now put it wherever she wants : closed it’s a beautiful knick-knack, and open, he’s right there by her side.  Love you Mom!



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1 Comment

  • Reply Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder September 12, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Dearest Gay,
    What a very powerful, sweet and sentimental post! Love the minimalism in text and just let those great photos speak…
    Great job and I'm so sorry for your family; we all are reaching such a similar stage and it never will be easy.
    Big hugs to you,

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