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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Perfect Scents

What's It Wednesday #89

It's back-to-school time here in Blogland and that means shopping for back to school supplies such as makeup, shoes, clothes, jewelry, and of course perfume. Of course, I am talking about us educators. 

In addition, to perfume I just adore beautiful, ornate perfume bottles. I started my collection with a few French bottles and now my newest addition to the collection is this little number from the good old USA. She is a vintage perfume bottle from Stylebuilt.

When I saw her, it was love at first sight. I had to bring her home. I saw the rose on the top of the topper and dauber from across the room. 

My fascination with these beautifies is the variety of gorgeous ormolu and cut glass. Each bottle is more beautiful than the last. 

My newest addition is not as old as her French big sisters or filigreed, but her detailed gold gilt rose is what makes her stand out. 

The other fascination I have for these beautiful ladies are their gorgeous daubers and toppers. I imagine the fine scent that was once housed in the bottle and the fabulous lady that gingerly placed the perfume on her pulse points with the glass dauber. 


A lady would never place her finger over the opening of her elegant perfume bottle, tilt it over and apply her favorite scent with her finger. A glass dauber and topper with an ornate top would be used for elegant application (and no contamination) and that makes "Perfect Scents".


What does your favorite perfume bottle look like?

xoxoxo
Paula

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Take a Powder

What's It Wednesday #88
Welcome to another “What's It Wednesday”! Its been a rather hectic week, what with the start of school on Monday. So through lesson plans and bulletin boards I didn't quite (read: not at all) get to the post I'd planned. So I'm sharing a collection (yet another!) of powder boxes and compacts. Luckily I'm not showing them all (LOL) just a few favorites.

Silver topped powder jars are my favorite! I shared them with other vanity pieces here. These are recent additions.

The repoussé design and the initials are so romantic, and the silver overlay and star design in the glass are pretty unique.

This tall cylinder one is my favorite. See the unusual lever to open and close the shaker? So cool!

This is a delicate frosted glass one with gorgeous hand painted flowers

signed in the corner.


Also there's this pretty pale blue one, footed and topped with jewels.


Then we have the compacts. This one has a finger ring and engine turned design. It carries powder and rouge. 

Three nice old ones with cameo cloisonné, handpainting and guilloché designs.

It carries powder and rouge as well. I love that there's still some powder left over.

Love the couple and gold gilt trim.

Guilloché Enamel with sweet flowers.

Hope you enjoyed “taking a powder” with me!
Hugs,
Patti

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hello Dolly

What's It Wednesday #87

Hello Dolly, well hello Dolly, It's so nice to have you back where you belong...

I can hear Louis Armstrong or Carol Channing singing this classic tune. It's the perfect tune to sing when your playing with your daughter's collection of vintage dollies. 

Ok, truth be told, my daughter does not actually know she has a collection of vintage dolls but she will one day. I promise. I decided to start her collection with this Victorian Era doll dresser. Apparently antique doll furniture is highly sought after. This I did not know. 

The wooden dresser has a tall swivel mirror. Below the dresser top are three wide drawers. The top of the dresser is a perfect place to display vintage dolls and antique lace. I store my grandmother's and great-grandmother's handkerchiefs in the top drawers.


I placed this hand painted vintage 3-inch porcelain baby doll in the bottom drawer so everyone could see her pretty laced dress. All of her delicate joints are movable.


This primitive rag doll came from an antique dealer that has unfortunately fallen on hard times and was able to let her go for a steal. I promised that I, I mean my daughter would always take very good care of her. 

This little guy is only about 4 inches tall. He is a bisque doll with jointed movable parts. Although he is very fragile, he is one of my favorites. 

You can't have a doll dresser with out having vintage doll clothes to put inside. One day I will pass these wonderful treasures to my daughter. But right now she is only three years old which gives me more time to play with them. 


What was or is your favorite piece of doll furniture when you were growing up?

xoxoxo
Paula

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