Thursday, November 26, 2009

Adieu, Vintage Black Friday

This is the last post for Vintage Black Friday. (sigh)
Jill from Gypsy Brocante has been a wonderful hostess,
for this exceptionally creative party.

The day after Thanksgiving is a busy one for all of us...
Family, friends, decorating for Christmas, and let's not forget...

So for this last opportunity, I wanted to share
a few photos of some of my vintage black
 from the Master Bedroom.

I believe this large men's hat box
 must have been for a "top hat".

And then there are black ladies hatboxes.

And a vintage Italian wall piece with decoupaged insets.

Hat box from my studio

Vintage Italian jewelry box on my dresser.

Small portraits of French ladies

Watercolor print of Windsor Castle
that Erin brought me back from England

And one of my favorites; a Ladies classic riding helmet.
Not too old, but I love the deep burgundy, almost black, velvet.
I can live out my fantasies in this.

(I recently confessed to my husband,
 that although I don't have many "fantasies",
that the Rolex commercial was one of them.
Oh, and I'll take the watch, too)

I couldn't find the women's commercial, this will have to do

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Be sure to work off all those extra calories,
with some shopping calisthenics.



  1. Love your hatboxes and the jewelry box is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. That jewelery box is to die for. Love the roses on top. You can be sure I'll be working my buns or rolls off at W&T's tomorrow getting ready for 4:00 pm. I would love for you to be able to come, but I know it's just the miles that prevent it. Maybe we need to plan a meeting up in the summer with a halfway point! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. We sure did...with so much to be thankful for this year.
    P.S. Have I told you I think you have the kindest soul!

  3. Hello Debra, ooh I love all of these treasures! I especially love the vintage Italian jewelry box and the French ladies little portraits... I had to read through your post twice, my eye I hurt awhile back is still bothering me a little and I thought it said "vintage Italian wallpiece with decoupaged insects"... I wondered what a decoupaged insect looked like.... duh! I then saw it said "insets"... It is very pretty also! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

  4. Wonderful black treasures! I have a few hat boxes too. Yours are classic! Also, had to say that I love your new header!!!

  5. Debra~love your hat box...I have the same one:)... I had it displayed on my dresser for years. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving.


  6. Debra I love the boxes, and the picture it is wonderful.

    God bless,

    *®*´¯`•.¸¸.♫• Wishing your and yours a Happy Holiday ♫•.¸¸.•´¯`*®*
    (¸.•´ (¸.+´♥♥¸.+´
    (¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Heidi ♥)

  7. Hi Debra,
    Love those hatboxes and the portraits of the French ladies! Thanks for sharing these special treasures from your home!
    Take care, Laura

  8. Love it all but especially the jewelry box, beautiful! Have a blessed day!

  9. I am coveting your stuff, love the boxes and the new header.
    Be Bless!!!

  10. You have such lovely treasures, Debra. I REALLY like your hatboxes.

    I hope you have a wonderful day today.


  11. Good Morning Debra, Happy VBF. What beautiful pieces you had to show today. This has been a great adventure...julie

  12. Sad to say goodbye to VBF, but I look forward to seeing more of your treasures as you post. Love the hatboxes! They are a favorite of mine, especially in shiny black!

    Happy VBF.

  13. Hi Debra, I love all your old hat boxes especially the one with the fleur de lis (s) on it. So classy and pretty. I stayed right at my computer today....but only shopped for one thing. I got it but it wasn't on special but I did get free shipping. Hope your turkey day was the best. xo Lynn

  14. Love it all! Esp. The hat boxes! I just found one with my name on top!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  15. What a cute little treasure box...way cool hat boxes too.

    Happy VBF...

  16. Dang! Debra, I am going to miss your vintage black Friday. I think I have fallen for your hat boxes. I can think of a million reasons that I should start collecting them. That little velvet riding hat is so charming!
    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  17. Hi Debra-

    I hope your Friday after Thanksgiving was restful and peaceful.

    God is good,


  18. What an awesome riding hat....English style of course!
    au revoir VBF!
    {{gypsy hugs}}

  19. Hi Debra!
    I am always amazed at the wonderful treasures you find to show us.
    I bet your home is beautiful...filled with such wonderments.
    Have a wonderful weekend...hugs,donna

  20. Wallet In - Wallet Out - Wallet In - Wallet Out...

    Whew - that's my exercise for the week-end. LOLOLOL

    I'm going to miss Vintage Black Friday 'cause I LOVE getting a peak into your house!!! And let me say - my hat's off to you for your GREAT box collection!!! Good grief...I'm drooling!!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!!!
    ;-) Robelyn

    (How much glitter is appearing in your house right now? LOL)


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