a tale from the dressing table...antique girl hand mirror
...she giggled and slid open the decorated screened door. The girls spilled out in to the beautifully manicured gardens. They were dressed in their finest silk costumes and waving small fans across their perfectly made up faces they were all in an excited state and chatted intensly about what might happen that evening. The success of the new teahouse was dependant on the outcome of tonight's festival to which they had invited all their usual patrons and more. She picked me up and looked into me to make sure her dark hair was still piled all in place upon her head and no wisps had escaped. She hoped that her admirer would attend tonight and that she would be able to entertain him, sit with him and serve him ...
Antique Girl hand held mirror from the personal collection of the butterfly collector
I've got a bit of a thing for Japanese and Chinese prints, lanterns and fans! This lovely little piece came to me as a gift from my sister's travels to China. She bought it off some little old man who had a blanket laid out on the side of the road covered in treasures! She also went a travelling with peacock green coloured hair ( she was a haidresser's model at the time) and everyone followed her around like she was a rock star! I also love to visit chinese supermarkets and chinatown because you never know what suprises you might find there! Past visits have found such treasures as teacups and pots, fantastic papers, decorative plates and fabulous lanterns. Would you believe I found one online in Sydney, check this out!