|Attic Treasures by John O'Brien |
|Our ghostly mantle overlooked by a Victorian champion amongst racehorses, Stockwell.|
We have a lot of candles lit, we are stocked up on chocolate to drink and to give out to the small Trick or Treat ones who call upon us.
Our cottage door and walk are hung with Halloween decorations, as each year, to make the children welcome and Mrs Black is watching for them. I hope they knock soon!
|The real life home of collector Vervia Todd|
|It's easy to make a Dressing Up Box for your children, or yourself!|
|Such stuff as dreams. |
Fit for any Princess to play act in.
A velvet dressing gown from Toast.
|Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night|
Read more From Here:
Today, more than ever, those who inherit this Earth will need to be able to use their wits to find their way. And to believe.
I'm sharing some of my favourite Halloween moments from my internet travels.
|Proud 30s/40s children playing dress up at school|
|vintage Halloween costumes|
Photo by Johanna Parker Design on Flickr
|This child Porcupine is brilliant!|
|Bring your horse too!|
|Alas! Sad Squid.|
|Oldies but goodies, always well dressed|
|"You don't have to be born beautiful to be wildly attractive"|
Diana Vreeland, Vogue
|Use of a dramatic colour brightens your look|
La Sargantaine, Ramón Casas i Carbó, 1907
Breakfast At Tiffany's
|Diane Keaton in her own clothes|
|Details of Florence Welch's Gucci gown, and her rings.|
|One for him, the Sherlock Holmes coat and scarf.|
|Peaky Blinders, the 'ladies'|
|Peaky Blinders, Thomas Shelby played by Cillian Murphy|
smouldering in his wardrobe
Vanessa Ives and gunslinger Ethan Chandler
|Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful|
Wearing a wonderful velvet and braid over collar on her long coat
|1958 coats by Cardin and Jacques Griffe|
|I'd not wear real fur, but this girl has a great look!|
|She really knows how to wear brooches! And the black trousersuit.|
From her own blog, Here:
Add jewels or a feather to your hat (wear a hat!) throw a shawl over your shoulder and clasp it with a glittery brooch.
Wear all those bracelets or beads you've been keeping, all at once. Wear velvet in the day. Go on, you know you want to!
|Green velvet silk dressing gown, from Toast|
|Take inspiration from Beatrix Ost,|
street style post from the blog Advanced Style
written by Ari Seth Cohen
|Wear black if it suits you, and gloves|
|A true inspiration. Model, actress, and owner of over 100 hats|
Marion Rogers "Mimi' Weddell (February 15, 1915 – September 24, 2009)
Read more about her, Here:
And on her Wiki page, Here:
|Make like 30s film stars and wear pajamas to a party. |
Monsoon collection 2016
I am very grateful that someone still reads my ramblings, and to all of you who do I wish you a magical Autumn (or Fall as we say in my hometown) and I hope that the Winter will be kind to you and that you and yours stay warm and safe, And a little decorated!
A couple of my previous Halloween posts, so sorry if you missed attending the Witch's Ball! I might have another next year.
Two Doors Down From The Witch, Here:
The Witch's Ball, Here:
Artist of Attic Treasures which I opened this post with, Here: