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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gilty Pleasures

What's It Wednesday #55

Happy New Year Blogland family! May you and yours have a prosperous year full of grace and favor.

One of my guilty pleasures is my ever growing collection and admiration of gilded Victorian treasures. 



Gilt refers to the process where objects are gilded by the application of a thin layer of precious metal. In this beautiful Victorian box, a thin layer of gold leaf was added to the surface. 



Gilding can be added to wood, stone or metal. As you can see I don't wear a lot of different shades of lipsticks. So the lipstick holder is the perfect place for my one favourite shade. 




Gilding can be applied to by hand, chemically, electroplated, or glueing.


The gilding of my grandmother's crystal bowl adds such elegance to this piece. 






As you can see it is okay to have "gilty pleasures" in the New Year. 


Happy New Year!
xoxoxoxo

Paula

Thank you all for participating in our
What's It Wednesday” Linky Party!


Ivy and Elephants

35 comments:

Barbara said...

Thank you so much for hosting and wishing you ladies much happiness in the new year!
Cheers!!!
XO Barbara

Penny Phillips said...

Thank you so much for all the parties that you hosted in 2012...it has been my pleasure to join in the fun! Thank you for the feature this week...I love doing tablescapes! Have a blessed and happy New Year! Hugs, Penny

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for been such a great hostess last year, such a fun meme you have every week. Thank you for having me at the first terrific party 0f 2013! Have a blessed year.
FABBY

Marla and Steve said...

Happy 2013 and let's party :)

The Porcelain Rose said...

Patti,
Gorgeous photos! Those perfume bottles are to die for!! I love vintage perfume bottles and vanity items.
Thanks for hosting such a great link party!
Happy New Year!
Best wishes,
Elizabeth

lynn cockrell said...

Your objects of gilt are lovely. It is wonderful that you have the treasure of your grandmother's crystal bowl.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Paula

your gilted pleasures are beautiful. I purchased a box similar to yours last summer and I love it , Its full of rhinestone buttons.
It makes me want to get in the storage room and dig out some things for my dresser.
as always you have an interesting post

Happy New Year

June said...

What beautiful gilded pieces in your collection Paula. I am so drawn to victorian gilded pieces too. They have such a grace and beauty of another era (that I think I would have loved living in)!

I hope your 2013 is filled with blessings!
sending hugs...

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love your gilded pieces. Loved your 2012 parties. Thank you for hosting and for starting 2013 with another party. Happy 2013 New Year.
Joy

Judy Haughton-James said...

These are so beautiful! Talk about elegance! Have yourself a wonderful New Year! Thanks for hosting. I am going to try and add a link.

Trisha said...

You truly have some of the prettiest collections. I love getting to see them each week!

~Trisha

Nails Beautiqued said...

Love your gilded pieces. If it's victorian I ♥0it :)

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Paula! I love all of your gilded treasures...so rich looking. Thanks for hosting your party for us today!

Alessandra said...

Wow! I love your gilted pieces! They are so elegant and rich of beauty...the victorian beauty. Your vanity items are gorgeous! Again...Happy New Year.
Hugs
Alessandra

Di Lewis said...

Happy New Year! I love the beauty in the guilded elephant time piece. wow! Thank you for hosting, huggs, Di

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Sooo beautiful Paula!... I would love to know what your favorite shade of lipstick is!... I thought I was the only one who stuck with just one shade!... also love the title of your post and of course all of your stunning pieces... much love to you and Happy New Year!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Hello Patti!

PURA VIDA said...

I can see why you treasure your treasures! They are beautiful! Happy New Year!

Teresa said...

Paula,
Your gilted pleasures are beautiful. Should be mandatory to have a new one every beggining of the New Year... I don't have a dresser - long story and a small room - but going through your pictures made me want one so badly... hubby might have to do without nightstand ahahahahah

Happy and Adorable New Year to you, Sweet Ladies!

Teresa

P.S. Really need to learn how to "enter" your parties... seems so much fun. Cheers to fun and wonder filled parties at Ivi and Elephants!

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love all your gilty pleasures - just beautiful! I'm sure you deserve every last one too. So flattered and appreciative of the feature this week. Thanks a million gilty pleasures! Melinda

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Dear Ladies, such a dreamy collection of gilted treasures - I just love the Victorian detail. I do appreciate you hosting, hope you have a blessed New Year!
Kathy

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Your 'gilty' gildy pleasures are so sweet!! How special to have your mother's pretties to enjoy.

Marlene said...

WOW Paula, you always blow me away with you fav photos. Wishing you and your family a 2013 full of blessings. Thanks for hosting.
xxx
Marlene

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Paula! Cute name for your post, I was thinking that you spelled guilt wrong! How funny! Love all your gilt, especially those perfume bottles!
Gina

Diane said...

Love your gilted treasures. Thanks for hosting!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, your gilted treasures are perfect! Thank you for hosting. Wishing you gals a Happy New Year! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

Thank you so much for finding my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I'm glad to have found and am now following yours now too! Hopefully I will have some fun things to share here for your Wednesday link parties.

P.S. I like the creativity behind your blog name!

The Liberty Belle said...

What lovely "gilty" pleasures! Wishing you and yours a new year over-flowing with joy and peace.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love your collection. Sorry I am late to the party! Happy New Year! ♥

Designs By Pinky said...

Paula, you have such BEAUTIFUL guilty pleasures1!!! Your home is amazing as are all your collections!!! Thank you so much for being the hostesses with the mostest!!! XO, Pinky

JP said...

This is my first party with you...love your gilty treasures! Thank you for hosting...I will be following you, now!

Kelly said...

The gilded gold pieces on your dresser are beautiful! Hope you're having a great new year so far.

Brandi said...

Your grandmother's crystal bowl is beautiful. A priceless treasure.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

What a fun party...thanks for hosting! I love the gilded lipstick holder!!

Terra said...

I like your gilty pleasures, or shall I say, gilty treasures. Each one is pretty.

Shelia said...

Hi Paula! You have the prettiest things and your gilded collection is just amazing! I would love to pop in to your house and look first hand at all of your treasures. Great features and thank you for hosting!
Happy New Year, sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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