Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday Thrill - Amethyst

bokeh photo of magical garden woodland scene of flowers
"Fairyland" Fine Art Photograph by Inmost Light
February, a month of magic, fantasizing of the coming spring, spreads her frosty fingertips and breathes a heavy sigh of winter's cool breath among forgotten flowers. 

Amethyst

Lilac dress slip with lace edged neckline
Vintage Lilac Slip from Basia Designs
amethyst leather zipper wallet by Gift Shop Brooklyn
Metallic Leather Clutch by Gift Shop Brooklyn

hand blown art vase by Paradise Art Glass
Hand Blown Art Glass Vase by Paradise Art Glass
Victorian bird brooch from The Hidden Chamber
Victorian Swallow Brooch from The Hidden Chamber
1950s Coralie hat from Vintage Buy Choice
1950's Coralie Fascinator with Amethyst Brooch from Vintage Buy Choice

Vintage novelty print dress with framed women from Swanee Grace
1940's Novelty Print Dress from Swanee Grace
nighttime starry sky in blue, purple, amethyst photograph by Sunshine Art Design
"Beauty of the Stars" Fine Art Photograph by Sunshine Art Design

The Twilight Turns From Amethyst

The twilight turns from amethyst
To deep and deeper blue,
The lamp fills with a pale green glow
The trees of the avenue.

The old piano plays an air, 
Sedate and slow and gay;
She bends upon the yellow keys,
Her head inclines this way.

Shy thoughts and grave wide eyes and hands
That wander as they list--
The twilight turns to darker blue
With lights of amethyst.

James Joyce


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78 comments:

  1. Love pics! The first dressed is beautiful!

    xoxo

    http://fashionbohem.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/just-different.html

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  2. Your blog and post are so beautiful and elegant o.o

    And I really love the fact that you pointed out that this is the month of Amethyst <3 I am no February baby but I love this kind of stones, romantic and magical stuff <3

    Followed you on G+ and GFC so that I can read more of this beautiful posts from you! <3

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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    1. Isn't Amethyst so pretty?! I'm so happy you love it too!

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  3. I love these beautiful and inspirational photos! The colors are incredible :D

    http://www.themirroronthewall.com/

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  4. I love the picture of the stars- amethyst really is a beautiful colour. xx

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    1. I agree! Something you don't necessarily attribute to the night sky, but it is definitely there.

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  5. That picture of the stars is stunning!

    Happy Thursday. :)

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    1. Pretty right?! Some of those shots can be eerie, but this one isn't at all.

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  6. Amethyst is one of my favorite colors! Beautiful pictures!! I love that vase! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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    1. Such a crazy beautiful design on it! Loved that too!

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  7. this reminds me how much i like amethyst :) fascinating!

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    1. Me too! You don't see tons of this color around and it is refreshing!

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  8. Reading this reminds me just how much I love this colour - I am going to go and dig out my amethyst ring which I haven't worn in years.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com

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    1. Oh good!! I bet it is just beautiful and deserves a bit of spotlight this month! ;-)

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  9. So soft and delicate and pretty! Love it.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  10. i would just call this purple, so i'm glad to know it's amethyst. it sounds so much better than purple. love that fascinator with brooch!

    www.insparisian.com

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    1. Hahaha! Yes, amethyst is varying colors of purple and blue and can range from light to dark, which makes it such a versatile gem! ;-)

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  11. stopping by to say aloha! thanks for the follow and i'm following you back...

    huggies♥
    rea

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  12. Oh wow! I LOVED that poem. I should have known it was by James Joyce.

    That slip is divine.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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    1. Isn't that one just beautiful?! I was thrilled when I found it for this post. Makes me swoon a bit. ;-)

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  13. OH MY GOSH. The photos at top and bottom are breathtaking! I love the hand blown vase, and the poem is beautiful.
    =0)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you liked it! The photos are magical to me!

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  14. So pretty! I love the brooch and slip especially :)

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    1. The brooch is my fav along with the last vintage dress. Oh if I had more money! ;-)

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  15. Amazing! Love the brooch and the photograph! I realized today that amethyst is the February birthstone. I'm a little slow to catch on!
    Sandy
    www.savardstudios.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! That is okay, I didn't know either! I'm finding them all out as I go each month. Kinda fascinating really! ;-)

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  16. I LOVE that slip and vintage dress!

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  17. amethyst is so beautiful. that slip + that clutch are amazing.
    floral&fudge

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    1. Wouldn't you feel just too good not to be seen in that?!

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  18. all of it - gorgeous!! but really love that vase.

    the poem by Joyce is exquisite!

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  19. It's all beautiful!

    Thank you so much for stopping by Snack Cups and Smiles via the Aloha Friday Hop! I'm following you through all the social media outlets available on your blog including email.

    With Smiles,
    Angie

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much! I'm glad you visited! ;-)

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  20. amethyst is cool in the eyes. love that brooch

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  21. Beautiful vase. Amethyst is such a lovely name for a lovely colour :)

    ps I'm now following you too!

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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    1. Hadn't thought about how pretty the name was! That is so true!

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  22. The photographs are amazing :) The poetry is beautiful. Nowadays I am loving every vintage item I see :D

    Aree With Umbrella

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    1. Me too! Hard not to love a great piece of vintage!

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  23. Great pictures of amethyst. It's such a relaxing color. It reminds me of the smells of lavender. That hat is just lovely and only $23. I'm sure it will be snapped up soon.

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    1. I hadn't thought of the smell of lavender but now that you mention it that is a nice association. Seeing this post in a whole new light now! ;-)

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  24. Looks like Pixie dust! Kinda makes you feel like you're in a real live fairytale huh? I just love it!
    Thanks so much for your support yesterday btw!
    Katie~
    Dysfunction Junction

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  25. This light purple is beautiful in all of these pictures. I love that last photo with the starry sky.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  26. How wonderfully lovely! That first photograph is absolutely enchanting - very fairy world-ish and gorgeous.

    Thank you very much for all of your recent blog comments, dear Jamie. I really appreciate them and hope that you have a stellar weekend!

    ♥ Jessica

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  27. Oh gosh that slip is beautiful! And that dress - woohoo! If only I could afford the dress though (btw it's on sale everyone!!)

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  28. Loving all the photos!! Amethyst/lavender/purple is my favorite shade in the whole wide world. LOVE it! !

    I'm following you. :) If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! (Thank you so very much if you've already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  29. I love the outfit in the second pic. The bag is amazing.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love the color of Amethyst and the stone! I'm also stopping by to let you know that you have been nominated for the "Laine Blogger Award"! Congratulations! Stop by at http://thegreekhousewife.blogspot.gr/2013/02/and-award-goes-to.html#.URaRnmd40f8 to find out more about it!

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  31. I can see why you chose this dress as a dream dress. It's just beautiful. I love the theme of bicycles.

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  32. Beautiful www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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