Thursday, April 28, 2011

Little Luxuries

Wedding season, graduation, and the Royal celebration all have me thinking of little luxuries, so I felt like putting together a small collection of little glitzy things.

Nothing dresses up an intimate personal space like pretty vintage bottles. This one by Geurlain sports delightful Napoleonic honey bees.

Little beaded purses from the fifties seem to have almost universal appeal. I'm attracted to the white ones. There's no replicating the patina of those aged pearl beads.

What is more indulgent than an exquisite vintage lace handkerchief? 

I'm thinking this one is a tatting stitch. Beautiful and delicate.

The essential vintage compact mirror.

An elegant vintage beaded bag can make a lady feel special even if it only decorates the dresser top.

This little antique Limoges butter pat makes a nice pin tray.

A vintage dresser tray is almost all you need to corral a few sweet things on a night table or vanity.

An aged fabric rose pin dresses up this tray.

Ah, life's little luxuries!
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  1. Hi J,
    Are you napping before the big event:-)
    Love your bottle, bee motifs are always a favorite! The fluffy white feathers in the photos look amazing, just blurred along the edges, stunning work!! Loving all the fancies :-))
    Ha you just commented me:-) we are in sync tonight! Was that a vote not to paint?

  2. Loved seeing your little luxuries. The bee motif on that bottle is my favorite, but each little treasure is stunning. Now you have me eager to go in search of my little pearl clutch from my youth. Wonder where I've stashed it? ~ Sarah

  3. Very elegant indeed! Makes me want to go clean off my dresser! Marcia

  4. Very pretty vignettes! Your photos are always stunning. Love that vintage bottle!


  5. Really, really lovely. Instantly transports me back to a more romantic era. Where do you find all this amazing stuff?

    This Good Life

  6. I love your luxurious collection! Beautiful!

    thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

  7. Love your collection of glitz and glamour! the beaded purses and bottles are gorgeous! Thanks so much for always linking up for VIF! love ya, dear JQ!!


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