Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Collections: Jewels & Books

Today my lovelies I am partaking in Casey from Elegant Musings Blog Collections tour. I have been a great fan of Casey's for sometime so I jumped at the chance to be a part of her cherished collections tour. It took me awhile to decide what to share with you; capes?, hats? However, I have decided on two collections: My favourite pieces of jewellery and books.

 Now I have been something of a magpie from a young age, as you see in the left hand corner there is a necklace shaped like a bottle, well this is the first piece of jewellery I bought for myself. It is actually a perfume bottle, however being practical at age ten I thought it was a screwdriver, so it has rather bent applicator. 

This leopard necklace is one of my favourites, I purchased it from eBay a few months ago and always feel very glamourous and kitsch when I wear it. 

These are my my animal bracelets, well a lobster, a snake and an alligator, I adore accessories that are humorous

 On the right is a rather sorry looking turquoise number, I love turquoise jewellery it makes me feel fantastic, have no idea why. The cobweb is something I have had since I was a teenager, and the bracelet below the spider one is a vintage piece that I have had since I was eleven, it is broke but I still like staring at it.

The scorpion brooch lost it's tail, however it is still worn regularly, but it is now a harmless scorpion. I have a lot of rings, my favourite has to be the one on the far right it is simple silver number with jagged jewels, but when I purchased it the jeweller told me he was staring at some frost the day he made it and that is what inspired him. 

 I love spider jewellery, I am not too keen on them in my bed, the real ones that is. 

 Now for my books, ever since I received  The Jolly Christmas Postman book, with mysterious compartments with games and letters inside I have been hooked on reading. Being a film graduate it was my duty to accumulate books for my studies, the majority of my books are actors and actresses biographies, I am fascinated by the way my favourite stars lived, what they thought, who they loved.

I will share some of my favourites with you. 

The book that started it all.

This book is very precious to me it is one that Tim Burton created for Alexander McQueen, I adore Burton's style and the late McQueen's. 

This Marilyn book is one of my favourite's on the actress, particularly the not so regular photos of her. 

 This Lana book is amazing, written by her daughter it really gives you an insight into Lana's persona, and the photos are just breathtaking. 

This is a beautiful book with great information on 1940s style, with some beautiful photos, I need the hats.

This is another treasured Tim Burton book, the artwork in it just amazes me every time I look through it, so inspiring makes me forget myself. 

And because I cannot possibly go through every book, here's some shots of the rest of my books. 

I will be doing my first give away soon which will include books, so if you love books as much as me stay around. 


  1. Wow what amazing collections!
    The jolly postman was my favourite book as a child too, I used to take it out of library every time I went to renew my books mum thought I was bonkers, but just loved it too much to let anyone else borrow it!

  2. I love love the Jewlery!!:) Great Collection

  3. Oh my goodness, I love your jewelry! The pieces all look so unique. And the pile of books stacked on top of each other is quite a great shot. I think both are amazing collections!


  4. tim burton books! i love them. i got the oyster boy some time ago. what's the tile of the 2nd burton book you showed?

    i think i already expressed my admiration for this lobtster bracelet in an earlier post of you and hereby repeat it. :)

  5. Wendy: so glad I am not the only one who loves the book. It will all the little bits and pieces you got with it that I loved.

    Young Vintage Girl: Thank you x

    Sabrina: Oh thank you so much I have so much jewellery it was hard to pick which to include! Thank you about the books too x

    Milingmai: Me too, its called the art of tim burton, it is a bit pricey but worth it, for all the art. Thank you I adore my lobster hah x

  6. I used to use the Jolly Postman book with my students to inspire letter writing. It's definitely a fun book. That 40's book looks amazing!
    Laurie...visiting from the blog tour

  7. I love both of these collections! The jewelry is so great - wonderful pieces and lots of personality. And you can never go wrong with book collecting. I'll have to use your stacks as inspiration for my to-read list!

  8. Your jewelry collection is great. So many pretty and unique pieces.

    I love books, too. I have so many books. I'm sharing some of my cookbook collection later in the week.

    I have a couple books about Marilyn. I've been a fan of her since I was a little girl.

  9. SO many amazing things!!! Your jewelry collection is DOPE and I'd love to look through that Marilyn and 40s fashion book

  10. Laurie: Thanks for visiting, I thought I was the only one to have the postman book hah. Yeah it made me have a penchant for letters!

    Mortira: Thank you so much, I know I felt like I needed to re-read half my books, I tend to forget what I have.

    Renee: Thank you, I am glad you liked them. I have read so many books about marilyn, I thoroughly recommend 'the final years' if you have not read it already.

    Mary: Thank you! I do pride myself on my tackytastic jewellery. You can get both of them on amazon relatively cheap.

  11. beautiful stuff!!!!!!!!<3


    damn, you have an epic collection.

  13. love the spider jewelry! so perfect for a glam Halloween or for making your co-workers think you're creepier than you really are!

  14. Fashion Resort: thank you

    Zeolite Fuhrman: thank you, glad you like the lobster hah

    Peggy of Plust Nest: Hah I like to make out that it is halloween everyday!

  15. Woow you have an amazing collection of treasures !! <3
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