Monday, February 23, 2009

25 Things: Thing 4

When I was growing-up, my parents owned a small cosmetics 
manufacturing & packaging company in the East Village. 

They made specialty items in small batches, and filled them by hand.
My Dad would fill, and my Mom would artfully tie the gold cord & seal.

All 3 of us kids became experts at capping and labeling 
bottles both left & right-handed.
We can smell cucumber lotion or tea rose perfume from a mile away.
I wish I had saved more bottles.

9 comments:

Frau said...

I love intersting perfume bottles, used to have a mini collection, wonder where I put them! Neat childhood memory!

Bradford said...

wow...my parents made me work in their office too. talk about child labor.

PS: nope...you're actually way off this time, b'way and prince street.

Joyce said...

Fun to have these bottle that bring back memories. I can see now where your talent began.
Have a golden day! xoxo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Wow - what an interesting and sweet story!

Pickle Horwitz said...

Who knew??? You must tell us more.

Renovation Therapy said...

that's so cool!!

pve design said...

child laborer here. I was in charge of the "bow" machine and shrink wrap.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh MY...I wish you had saved more bottles, too!!! Delex especially rocks.

Janet said...

such a beautiful bottle!