Thursday, May 24, 2007

Card/Cigarette Case

I found this cigarette case at a thrift/mattress store on Grand Avenue in Chicago. I wasn't sure if it was authentic, but since it was like $2 I figured I couldn't lose. I called my dad immediately and described it - and he was pretty certain that it had been purchased on the RMS Queen Mary. It wasn't until about a year later that I realized it was the perfect size for a business card case. Note the actual cigarette burn at the top. Incidentally, when my son Leo was 4 he called smoking "cigaretting" - it's one of those things he likes to remind us of - "remember when I called smoking cigaretting..." and we all laugh and say "yeah".


Sarah and Jack said...

LOL, kids can be so funny.

Claire Louise Milne said...

that is gorgeous! I love it and glad you found the perfect use for it!