Saturday, October 31, 2015

Ghostly White For A Spooky Night

I found a few fun bottles to add to the atmosphere. That's about as far as my decorating goes for the big spooky night!

But I did find some spectacular things with a Victorian vibe farther afield this weekend, like this little wonderfully crocheted and beaded drawstring purse with a fabulous beaded tassel at the bottom.

There is a mix of frosty and white beads that seem almost otherworldly. The heft is wonderful, and looks to be right out of a movie where a Jane Austin character pulls out a hankie or a little pencil from it to jot a note with.

The little ties have bead work too.

Here are close-ups of the body where you can see the thread work.

There are elevated ridges in the design,

and this is the gathering at the top. YUM!

These lovely chiffon gloves have a ghostly air about them too. The girls will love dressing up with them! 

I should tell you that I seem to often give myself the biggest challenge of photographing all white things. It is quite a tricky thing to do, and not always that successful!

This time I have thrown frosted glass into the mix, but these really are the ghostly things that turned up at the flea this weekend!

A luscious etched bud vase of satin glass.

All things perfect for a spooky bride perhaps. . . .

But wait! There's more!

Another fab find is this antique perfume decanter by Guerlain, Paris from 1870-1880. You can see the winged lady on the bottle in this view, and a few more details below. Guerlain used this bottle with different labels for all their scents at the turn of the century. I was thrilled to find it!

I don't mind at all being haunted by lovely things from the past! 

I'm off spending a little time with the ghouls, but I'll be back soon!

So nice that you stopped by!



  1. The frosty etched vase is just beautiful. Made my heart skip a beat! Dianne

  2. Gorgeous. I'm so impressed with the perfume bottle. The beaded bag is amazing.

  3. Beautiful and more lovely than spooky!
    Hope you had a fun one!

  4. I think your photos are beautiful , and everything you've shown is perfect for year round display. The little bag is exquisite and you showed there is so much to see and appreciate in a simple little all white bag.

  5. hello
    tout est superbe
    de belle découvertes
    le vase j'adore
    toute vêtue de blanc , la finesse des gants
    bon dimanche
    gros bisous

  6. You are right--photographing white and red are the 2 most difficult things to do. Oh, and black cats! I adore the beaded purse! It would looks so nice in my small collection! The frosted glass and the perfume bottle are great as well.

  7. Gorgeous post Jacqueline! The purse is like none other I've ever seen.
    (Def. all about a J.Austin character ; )
    And your glass collection is amazing! The frosted, and the Paris bottle are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing~ (and I would love to know how your photograph so well!
    Is it just 'practice makes perfect'?
    I need lessons desperately : / -Have a great week. Karen O

  8. Whatever came in those bottles?
    And yes. I'm sure you would enjoy those potato grills.
    Thanks for the visit.

  9. Jacqueline, beautiful ghostly finds. Those are the most wonderful frosted vases and bottles. I think you manage the photography very well and portray the beauty and the fairy tale quality of each piece...Hope you had a wonderful Halloween..Judy

  10. Challenging ourselves with photography is always a good thing. Your photographs of white are a delight. Love each and every new find, but that bud vase is so beautiful, the beads on the bag are wonderful.

  11. Everything is lovely, but I particularly like all the bottles.

  12. Jacqueline,
    Hauntingly bootiful, dear friend!!!
    My first Prom attendance was my Freshman Year in High School.
    Because my dress was sleeveless, MoMa had purchased these
    long to~the~elbow gloves for me to wear. They, too, had buttons.
    I can remember saying, "What was my MoMa thinking?"
    Once one glove was on and buttoned,
    I was at the mercy of my "date" to button the other.
    Rather embarrassing to me. Luckily, my date was then. . .
    and to this day remains, "Mr. Ed". He made me fill right at ease!!!
    Thank you for bringing such a lovely night to my memory!!!


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