Just wondered what got you collecting solids.
For me I was browsing ebay looking for estee foundation when I came across the ladybird solid. This was poignant for me because I lost my Mum on the 31st October last year, and while sitting in the conservatory waiting for the undertakers to do their thing a ladybird landed on the table. I thought this unusual because of the time of year so they will always make me think of my Mum.
So obviously I bought it and then started looking at the others, now I'm hooked! And also a lot poorer. <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />
Guess I sort of got started about 35-40 years ago. A family member gave me a Helena Rubenstein compact of Heaven Sent. I loved the perfume and have kept the compact in my jewelry chest all these years. In the 90″s I was in a local department store and bought a sleeping cat with the scent Beautiful. Bought the pig a years or so later. These have been sitting on my dresser for years and I got the bug to collect a few years ago. Maybe it's my age and having the money to do it now. No grandkids yet, just grandcats! No running all over the country to soccer tournments! There's the anticipation of waiting for the seasonal ones to come out. It's also fun to browse antique shops and see compacts made by other companies. To me they are a bit of history also. My children just roll their eyes and cringe at what they may have to deal with some day. Hope I can convince them they had better not just put things out in a garage sale for pennies as they might have something worth Antiques Roadshow!