Old & New Together
Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:16 AM
Now lets hear it from all of you...
If you don't want to to post photos lets hear suggestions about putting the old with the new. Or "these two things go together".
Posted 08 August 2005 - 09:46 AM
I would be interested in seeing size comparisons, something showing the new NM solids compared to some of the past regular sized solids.
Posted 10 August 2005 - 01:58 PM
Thank you Ann for your invitation
Posted 10 August 2005 - 11:22 PM
Your wonderful pictures are making it hard for us to resist these new perfumes.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:03 AM
Ann and Ken, I really enjoy your beautiful pictures so much. They give me the enthusiasm to keep collecting. Just when I think eBay is full of cheats, E.L's qualilty control doesn't exist, the solids are getting dearer and dearer, why am I spending all my money buying perfume solids that are so hard to get into my country - then you post some wonderful photos of Old & New together and my whole attitude changes and I know why I want to keep collecting - THANK YOU.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:10 AM
We all collect for VERY different reasons.
Mine is the love of the solids and to be able to "play " with them. I am lucky enough to be able to buy retail and put it away MIB then buy an empty one for display and to" play "with . Plus I am also to old to wait .
You should buy what makes you happy and you can smile when you walk by the showcase.
What goes on at EL is very distubing to all of us but is has been going on for a very long time and we have tried everything to help EL understand our dismay and in return help the collectors. Nothing has helped so you just have to decide how much you want the little darlings and put EL behind you.
Most retail things go on sale at some time so you have a choice.
Buy now or wait till the sale and maybe not be able to get your size or color( shoes/handbags).
The solids use to sell out when they hit the stores but no longer and the gamble of waiting is not bad so in one way if you can wait you are luckier than we use to be.
Ken has the same problem with his trains so he buys the ones he REALLY wants when they come out and waits to buy the rest on ebay. It is not just an EL problem ( although they could be a lot nicer to us). Retail in general is the pits.
Edited by Ann and Ken, 11 August 2005 - 07:38 AM.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:09 PM
I totally agree with the opinion of Ann!!!
Each one has to know themself, what they want to do in collecting.
If I wait to buy my shoes, when they go on sale, I canít get them because of my strange size !
I'm not to old but - I also canít wait !!!
In addition - overseas we take a bigger chance of not getting what we want !!!
Have al a wonderful day/evening
Greetings from Switzerland,
Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:55 PM
I wasn't going to buy any solids this year but seeing your
elephant next to the Taj Mahal has changed my mind.
P.S. The photo's are sooooooooo good
Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:33 PM
Hi Ann & Ken......
You know, it is really true. I can get so dejected at the pricing and the warehouse sales and the devaluation of our "babies" and then........I look at your beautiful work, the groupings, and themes and all of the love that you put into your photos and I am totally energized to continue the "passion".
Thank you my dears.....
Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:33 AM
I have a suggestion for an old and new together: I recently got the Royal Enamel powder compact (with the portrait on) and put it together with the Venetian Fan and Magic Slipper and it resulted in a very pretty ladies victorian boudoir theme. I thought perhaps you could try to put the corresponding royal enamels-snuff box solids from the early 70's together with these later solids and perhaps also with the Jewels to Boot. I am very curious to see what you think and hoping that it results in more inspiring photos
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