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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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100 comments:

Jill Harrison said...

oh these powder boxes and bottles are gorgeous. I love everyone of them - particularly the ones with the silver lids.
Have a great week, and thank you for inviting me to link up to your party.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Oh ! thank you so much to have featured my French shabby clothes ! I'm really happy you liked it because it's the first time I sew something for me (and with a sewing machine !)
Love your powder boxes and I would like to be a small mouse (as we say in France) to be able to look at all your marvels.
xoxo from PARIS/FRANCE
Joëlle

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!
The Powder Boxes are just stunning!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Thanks for hosting the party :)
Francine

Marlene said...

Great party, thanks for hosting. Loving all those gorgeous bottles, I just love anything vintage. Great features they are all so beautiful But I'm so in love with the beautiful work that Joelle from My Shabby French Life did. Her shabby soft pink clothes are so pretty.
Sending blessing,
xxx
Marlene

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh, yet another lovely collection! The powder boxes are beautiful :) Thanks for hosting, each week! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

they are all so beautiful. You have such gorgeous collections of so many beautiful things.x

andrea@townandprairie said...

I have a few old wee boxes too, from my grandmother. Aren't they treasures? So Victorian. They really make a dressing table snazzy! Thank you so much for all of your hard work in hosting each week! You throw a wonderful party!

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

I love vanity items from the past, though I usually only see the early plastic ones from mid-century. Your collection is lovely!

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

A beautiful collection. I was doing my usual thing of thinking, that one is my favourite, no, that one. Let's be honest, I love them all!

Julie Marie said...

Sooo lovely Patti!... of course I love them all, but I think the little pale blue footed powder box is my favorite... wishing you a beautiful week... xoxo Julie Marie

Ann Huffman said...

Such a lovely collection! Thank you for hosting during a busy week! ~Ann at Tarnished Royalty

Deb said...

These are so gorgeous. I would have them on display, too. It must be a fun collection to add to. Deb

Cottage and Broome said...

Another beautiful collection, I love the ones with the sterling tops. Thanks for hosting, good luck with school, Laura

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the silver topped powder jars- you have a great collection!

Shelia said...

Another beautiful collection. I love the powder boxes. Thank you always for hosting.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Another beautiful collection. I love the powder boxes. Thank you always for hosting.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Raven J. said...

Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

Raven J. True Blue Baking

Donna Wilkes said...

The compacts are so pretty. Much nicer than the plastic ones sold now. Thank you for hosting.

Artsy VaVa said...

Thank you so much for featuring my fairy dust necklace! And, for hosting the party. I love your collection of powder boxes and compacts. I've never seen so many unique ones!

Jeanne Baney said...

You display and photograph everything so beautifully! It's always a pleasure to visit.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful collections. Thanks for hosting. Love the features.

Curtains in My Tree said...


The features are all wonderful

and those silver top power jars are beautiful I am so jealous I want them all,to set on my dresser and collect dust with my other jars LOL
a friend got one like your tall one at an estate sale in her little town once , you won't believe for a quarter (3rd day of sale)the top was black and she knew it was silver, the top screws off then the shaker holes, love it

yes school has started here and my 5th grade grandson had homework I couldn't help him with ?! I told my daughter I never remember this in grade school
I am going on and on this morning

Thanks for hosting

Cathy said...

I love your powder boxes - such beautiful "eye candy"... Your features are always so lovely - love this party thank you for hosting....

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti,
Those are all so beautiful! I especially like the one's with the silver lids, so shiny and elegant!
Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
Gina

Denise Stain said...

The silver topped powder jars are beautiful, but I think my favorite might be the pale blue jar. I can't decide. They are exquisite! Thank you for hosting the party :)

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, another beautiful party with another beautiful collection! The other French Hen, Jeannie, collects the ones with silver tops.
Thanks for hosting!
Have a blessed day.

Peace,
Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

Julia Klimek said...

Your collection and photos are beautiful! I hope you have a great week! Julia

Shabby Marilyn said...

Thank you for the party, lovely collection! Take Care

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! The pretties sure are pretty! Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Linda said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party. Linda at Wetcreek Blog

Jemma said...

Love the Title of this post and I am enchanted with them all but the little enamel powder box with the sweet flowers is so precious! Imagine finding one that still has the powder and rouge in-so wonderful!
Thank you for featuring my Fall wreath-I am glad that you liked it!
Warm and Happy Hugs,
jemma

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So pretty and they all look like something from my grandma's vanity when I was a kid. I inherited some that look similar and I always thought they were perfume vials or jars. You have a wonderful collection!

Johanna said...

Hi Paula and Patti,
oh what a fun to see your wonderful collection of vanity things. These were the most beloved toys of some luxury women. Really amazing and lovely. Thank you for sharing this sweet collection and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sarah said...

Love seeing your collections. The crystal with the silver lids are my favorites too. I have a few that my husband has given me through the years. They are romantic little pieces of history.

Pura Vida said...

I love these and have started a small collection myself...so pretty

Susie said...

Patti, You and Paula have the best ever collections. So classy. To think one compact still holds powder , amazing. xoxo,Susie

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Lovely to be at your party again this week ladies. Thanks so much for hosting and blessings to you, Patti

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Lovely collection, thank you for hosting. Have a great week.
Joy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. I remember the days of getting the kids off to school for another year. Always a busy time! Thank you for hosting again and as I was coming on to enter this week's post, I saw that you were so sweet and kind to have me as one of your features last week. Thank you so much. It is always so fulfilling to think that someone gets pleasure out of something I've done. I certainly love your powder boxes and am always happy to see any of your collections..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Those compacts and bottles are beautiful treasures! Thanks so much for hosting. XO

Shell said...

I always enjoy your linky parties, ladies. Get to see all these beautiful blogs.

Patty Antle said...

Your powder boxes are so pretty. I love to put on powder after a shower!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Thank you for hosting!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Loved seeing all your powder boxes,
my favs were the glass and silver
or pewters ones. So pretty
Thanks so much for hosting and posting. lol

Blessings, Nellie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Patti,
Oh, your powder boxes are just beautiful! What a wonderful collection you have. Thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

SizzleandZoom said...

My favorite are the silver top jars. Beautiful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! They are all so beautiful! You have such awesome collections. Thanks for hosting.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello sisters!! Those powder boxes are so lovely! The silver topped ones made our hearts go pitter patter....but those blue ones ~ ohhhhh my!!
Wishing you a wonderful week :)
Karla & Karrie

Shannon said...

Very cute powder bottles. I really like the ones with the silver lids. Thanks for hosting the linky party.

Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You always show the most beautiful and unusual things, like these awesome collection of powdered boxes and bottles, simply gorgeous!
Great features too! Thank you for hosting this great party again, lovely ladies!
Big hugs,
FABBY

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

*le sigh*.......Oh, what a gorgeous collection! Powder boxes are a favorite of mine. I can remember when Safari by Ralph Lauren first came out back in the nineties the Ralph Lauren Store had a gorgeous antique vanity display with the fragrance and cut crystal powder jars. This post reminds me of that pretty display! I'll never forget it because it was feminine but in an Out of Africa kind of way.

Thanks for linking-up to My Happy List!

xo,
RJ

VintageGramma said...

Hope you are having a great first week of school, miss you! <3 the powder jars!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I adore the vintage vanity jars and you have a beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing them at the Open House party.
xx,
Sherry

NanaDiana said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful collection, Patti! I love them all and would have a hard time picking a favorite- xo Diana

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your powder jars are so lovely! I love the compacts. There is something about them that just does it for me. You have so many beautiful things and I so enjoy all your collections and photos. Thank you for hosting, I always enjoy each visit. Hugs, Beverly

Have a great school week!!!!! Ours begins next week.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Gorgeous! I love things to adorn the vanity. Your powder boxes are awesome!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I too love the powder boxes and I really love the frosted glass with the hand painted flowers.my Daddy in the sixty's had me a perfume bottle just like this made for me with my very own perfume inside. It was all done in the French Quarters of New Orleans. I was 15 yrs. old. What a time.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

tablescapesbybev said...

These little jars are gorgeous and so pretty grouped together!

Lynda Shoup said...

How lovely! I remember simply loving my grandmother's powder box. I always felt her powder was like fairy dust coming from such a beautiful package.

Your collection is beautiful and has brought back such happy memories.

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Thanks for taking out your time in midst of a busy week,and sharing these beauties with us.Its such a pretty collection you have there.Happily linked in todays party.
Cheers

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

these are just stunning! and like you, my favorites are the silver topped ones. Sure beats plastic!

Danice said...

What gorgeous compacts and powder boxes. I love them all, esp. the blue one with the cameo. Silver is one of my favorite elements. Thank you for sharing these beautiful items. I also linked-up with What's It Wednesday :)

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting.

It is fun to see what others collect - beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pretty containers like this on my dresser, too. They are each so special and add that touch of whimsy and style! Love the party this week! Lots of fun!

Diann said...

Oh, these are so gorgeous! I LOVE the silver lidded ones! thank you for sharing with all of us at TTF!

Cindy Goins said...

Hi Patti, I love, love, love all of them! Sharing my tutorial on How to Restore Vintage Door Hardware!
Hope you get a chance to visit,thanks for hosting and hope you have a great week!
Cindy@Glassslipperrestorations.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are just gorgeous powder jars. Love your collection and thanks for sharing at TTF!

SavannahGranny said...

Your compacts and powder boxes are so beautiful. You have the most unusual and lovely collections. The blue with the jewels is my favorite. Thanks for hosting, Ginger

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I could look at your collections alllll day! I just kept saying oh as they got prettier and prettier! The footed one with the jewels and the monogrammed one...You have the most beautiful treasures!

Carol

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
These powder boxes are exquisite. The silver topped one is lovely, and the blue one with the couple and gold trim is beautiful, but the pale blue one with the jewels is simply gorgeous! I have a thing for jewels, so that is my favorite. I wonder where you find all these treasures. They definitely add something special to your home. I did a post one time on my dressing table. I would love to see your dressing table sometime. You must have so many unique items on it.

Have a nice Friday, dear.

Love,
~Sheri

JP said...

Your collection of vanity jars are just too fabulous for words!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful collection. I love the detail on the silver tops, but my favorite is the footed pale blue jar.

Burlap Luxe said...

Patti, what beauties..
I so remember getting into my grandmothers compac's and powder boxes that I would powder my face for hours, when I think back on it I must have looked like as white as a blanket :)

Thank you Patti for this beautiful post bringing me to a memory.
Your dressing table must be divinly yummy ??

thank you dear sweet friend for taking the time to visit my in the middle of your party :)

Bisous
xx

Dore

It's me said...

I can't read the back...because it is Norway......but the pictures are enough !! lovely day Ria...x !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Patti!!!

Your collection of fine Victorian era (I hope I'm correct!) is so impressive! I have one little jar with such gorgeous silver detail, and used to have a compact from way back in the 20s, that a darling old woman gave me. I had a tiny lipstick on chain attached to the octogonal shaped compact. Oh how I wish I still had that piece! And then there was my mom's compact with mother of pearl and rhinestones, from the 50s.....

Thank you dearest Patti for visiting, even while being so busy with back to school! We don't go back until the day after Labor Day. But I go back to teach one French class in 12th grade and then off to the middle school for an 8th grade class. I think I'll enjoy part-time work and this time, only teaching FRENCH as opposed to a fourth grade class in the French immersion setting.

Wishing you a SUCCESSFUL and unforgettable school year my friend! Anita

Jody and Stan said...

Love all the beautiful powder boxes, so pretty!
Thanks for always hosting a wonderful party!

Hugs,
Jody

June said...

You ALWAYS have the most beautiful collections Patti and these bottles and powder boxes are exquisite my friend!!! I have always adored the silver embossed lids.
sending hugs...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Patti,
You always share such beautiful collections.. I love your silver topped powder boxes.
Thank you for your most welcome visit and kind words about Tinker.
blessings,
Penny

Shelia said...

Hi Patti! Thank you so much for popping in to see my little Tilda doll! I love your visits.
Be a sweetie and have a nice weekend,
Shelia ;)

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, I just love crystal powder boxes with silver lids, I have a hard time finding them. Your collection is lovely.
Jeannie

The Porcelain Rose said...

Hi! Patti!
Thanks for visiting and for the invite.
I LOVE vintage and antique perfume bottles and vanity jars. I am addicted to sterling repoussé jars and Irice perfume bottles with beautiful rhinestone tops. I've been collecting for years.
I just found a repoussé mirror, brush and comb set last week. I love the initials.... even though they aren't mine.
Love your collections.
Thanks for sharing your beauties with us and for hosting each week.
Elizabeth
xoxoxo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much dear Paula for taking the time to send me such sweet and kind comment, as I can see you have so many guests, at your terrific party! I just visited several guests with some great posts! Enjoy your last days of summer.
FABBY

xinex said...

You really do have an amazing collection, Paula. Beautiful!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Dear,
I wanted to come back to your blog, but since you left me such a sweet comment, and a question...Its sooner rather than later...LOL.
Thank you for the comment, it was sweet of you. The carousel does not turn, but it does light up and even can twinkle. Most of my theater dolls have back rounds and chandeliers. You can see some of these on my Etsy to see what I mean. I will be coming back to visit. I think your blog awesome.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your powder jars are all so pretty! My favorites are the silver topped ones. Now that I know what they are, I will be on the lookout for some. They are lovely! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays!

Allie Bobe said...

Thank you for the link party!
XOXO

Kelly said...

Those powder containers are all so beautiful! I guess that's why they're so collectable these days. No one uses them like they used to.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my...I missed a fabulous week for your Linky Party. I was introduced for the first time the flurry of getting ready for the first day of school! Craziness around here I tell ya! Plus, I was out of my mind and decided THIS week was the perfect to start someone in a dance class as well.

Sigh.

Your collections, as always, are GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Enjoy your week!

Jillian

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a gorgeous collection! I enjoyed seeing these. They are so elegant. laurie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What beautiful and romantic pieces you have! Thank you for sharing these; it's a feast for the eyes to see these beautiful items. ~Zuni

Jann Olson said...

Wow, what a fantastic collection! They are all gorgeous, but I love the little pale blue one with the bling on top! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Deserae said...

The little powder boxes and are so beautiful....they are truly little pieces of art!!!!!
~Des

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous powder box and jars!
Love each one of them.
Thanks for this lovely sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:

Palomasea said...

So beautiful, dear Patti....a dream collection really...
My favorite is the pale blue footed bottle...wow! Right out of Victoria magazine...DREAMY!

I wish you a fantastic school year, sweet friend...those kids are blessed!! ;))

Hugs,
- Irina

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Such a lovely collection of feminine bottles Patti. I enjoyed seeing them.

kelly thompson said...

these are so pretty! what a collection! they are prob very well made also!

Laura Turner said...

I LOVE these types of power jars and love powder--especially in this humdity and heat we're having. Hope you have a great week.

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