Liquid Silver & A Little Audrey

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Mercury - The Liquid Silver
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With the Mercury hitting the roof here in Sydney, I thought I'd show you a bit of that old Liquid Silver. Mercury Glass votives small and large and a few silver candlestick thrown in for good measure.

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Like it's Greek mythology namesake, this slippery quick silver is a speedy messenger. Defying capture, it spreads it's beading liquid into a multitude of hypnotic stars that glitter and flicker into fanciful constellations. What better substance to dance with the flame of a candle!
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Now Silver Mercury Glass was supposed to be the star of this post but as usual someone else took over and hijacked the proceedings. This time it was Audrey. The divine Ms Hepburn. I'm sure you will forgive her this intrusion.
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Well just like you and I, Audrey likes to dabble in the candlelight produced by this wondrous liquid metal. I just couldn't refuse her.
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Mercury Glass
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Hi Everyone. Welcome to my 2nd Silver Sunday post. It was great to join in last week and share the fun with other bloggers, so I thought I'd throw myself at you again!
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I have quite a collection of silver mercury glass floating around my apartment so in order to save you from the monster collection I've just put a few pieces up. Oh also Sydney Fibrigade informed me they were low on resources this weekend so 'could I put a lid on it!'
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The gorgeous large mercury glass votive you see in the pictures above was a Christmas present from my dear blogging friend Jacqueline [isn't she the sweetest?]. The smaller votives and the rest of the pieces I just picked up over the years. Most of my candlestick collection are new pieces, however there are some vintage pieces buried in these images. The slender candlestick which I picked up at a thrift shop. The crystal door knob [sitting in the slender candlestick] and the brooch belonged to my mother... I'm afraid you will have to wait for a teapot or flatware post to see my vintage pieces.
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Just like in my last post, these images were taken using candlelight. I quite like this effect and it seemed like a good idea for a post on candlesticks!! Sadly, Suzette couldn't make it this week, something about another engagement. Truthfully, I think she had a tantie and didn't want to share star billing with Audrey. Can you blame her?
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I hope you have your own favourite piece to cast a spell in your living space. Thanks for joining me again for a glimpse of Silver..
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Well it is almost daylight here so I think I'll be off to sleep and will come round and visit you all after my 'nap time'
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Pop over to 'Gypsy Fish blogspot' and see other contributors to Silver Sunday.

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AND if you are feeling lucky you can also wander over to 'Gypsy Brocante' for her fabulous giveway this week

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Julie b

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IMAGE SOURCE: This has been another 'Ruby Time Production' produced by 'MAC and Me'. Photography, editing and styling by me [Being Ruby]. Heartfelt thanks to Ms Hepburn who contributed her time free of charge. Her only stipulation, that the 'book box' she lives on should always be front and centre on the mantle. We have of course tried to comply with her wishes but as we have no mantle, a console was provided. Ever the gracious star, Ms Hepburn assured us this would suffice.
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71 comments:

Desiree said...

What a beautiful, glamorous vignette!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your credits are absolutely hysterical, Julie! You did Audrey proud. Love the pictures by candlelight and I covet all of your mercury glass. Well done!!

xoxo
Jane

Chemin des Muguets said...

Dear Julie,

Audrey by candlelight looks even more divine, thanks to the Being Ruby photo and styling treatment. I just love your mercury glass collection.

Stay cool,
Marjorie

julie said...

OMG Julie these pieces are grand. And the way you styled everything is unbelivable. I would love to display on a wall with these. Just beautiful...julie

La Petite Gallery said...

Hello Dear friend,
It's yvonne, I cant read the post it's the
dark grey background, the type doesn't
read well. The photos are great.. yvonne

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Miss Audrey never looked so good. You have now raised the bar for SS. Ok I'm a little bias about you....I know!
I love the way you have it all artfully displayed...it's breathtaking. It's not only your skills with editing, it's the way you write these posts that just leaves me stunned. Funny and brilliant!
How sweet of Jackie to send you the mercury glass votive...but it doesn't surprise me! she's the best!
I'm so lucky to know both of you!
Hugs,
Carole

EnchantedBella said...

Very beautiful mercury. Your pics turned out so romantic I think I will have to try using candle light. Thank you

Rebecca

Brabourne Farm said...

Audrey must be thrilled to be part of such a beautiful post. Julie these photos are so wonderful - love every one of them. What a lovely way to start a cool and cloudy day (thank god) here in the Highlands - thank you. Leigh

Mimi said...

Beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing.

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Julie! Audrey was divine and tres chic and your mercury glass collection is stunning!
Happy Sunday!
Vale

Desde mi ventana said...

Beautiful,Julie.I like the image 5,the light,colour,reflections...all ,even Audry looks more beautiful and elegant if it is possible.
Have a great weekend,
Cecilia

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a clever post! Audrey is so elegant and so are you mercury glass pieces. Beautifully photoed!

theoldboathouse said...

I keep thinking Silver Screen whith these amazing pics. I think the addition of the fabulous Ms Hepburn (who always manages to look innocent and wordly at the same time)was inspiring and takes the fabulous silver and candlelight to a whole other level. I half expected Ginger, who I always sneek a peek at on the side bar, to be frowning today, but she looks as pensive and lovely as ever.cheers Katherine

junkdreams said...

Gorgeous post....your photos are beautiful and the little vignette you created to die for.
Happy SS!
xojanis

ceekay said...

I have a few pieces of Mercury glass...and I love it. Your pictures of your collection are lovely! Happy SS!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Ever so glamorous and beautiful! Audrey was amazing, wasn't she?

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the mercury glass and the effect of taking the photos by candlelight is wonderful. And who doesn't love Miss Audrey? Beautiful post.
Blessings,
Marcia

Chatelaine said...

I am a big fan of mercury glass too. You have a lovely collection made all the more lovely with Ms Hepburn in the backdrop.

Hope you had a nice nap.

koralee said...

What a beautiful collection of mercury glass..I love how you put it all together...how creative you are. I have a few pieces but would love to collect more. Happy weekend my friend. xo

Jane said...

Beautiful mercury glass collection and very stunning photographs.
Jane

Sharlotte said...

What an amazing collection! I love Audrey being a part of all things bright and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think Audrey is perfect for these photos...what a clever idea!

Hope your weekend is going well!

Sue

Jane said...

Yes they look divine and silvery in that light. Audrey would have approved. xoxo

Jane said...

And I have just noticed your new profile photo - also silvery. Is that truly you in the Raybans?

Laura said...

Oh Julie! So entertaining as well as beautiful photography! I am sure that Audrey would approve...stunning by candlelight and soft liquid silver!
:) Laura

Sarah said...

Beautiful collection and perfect for Audrey. Look forward to what you plan to share next week. ~ Sarah

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, very beautiful mercury pieces and the most gorgeous pictures of your vignette!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

xoxo,
Julia

Wizard of Was said...

Julie,
What an absolutely classy post! Love it!
Hope you have a great Sunday!
Gale

becky at abbeystyle said...

Julie/Ruby,
What a totally charming post! I'm giddy with silvery notions while admiring your lovely collection of candlesticks and arty productions...so mysterious to a low-techy like me. Glad Audrey could be there, too...she's such a spark, isn't she?

Kellie Collis said...

Audrey and candlelight- how gorgeous.

On a side note i had a rabbit when i was younger and called it Audrey (after that Audrey). Turns out the poor bunny was a boy! x

ER said...

'If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!'

Miss Golightly never looked lovelier. Stunning, Miss Julie, absolutely stunning! That is one exquisite collection of elegance. Only you could capture it with such class. Lizzy :)

Gypsy Brocante said...

Mercury glass and Audrey ... two of my favorites ... what a clever and talented way you have combined both! Wonderful work!

xo
Jill

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ahhhh. Audrey looks perfect wrapped up in the mystery of silver glass. Love what you have done with your photos...such a Ruby!

Sherrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photography! Just beautiful images! Here is the funny part though. I am a caterer and I am planning a "bridal brunch" with the theme of "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I had been thinking about that all weekend, and then I see your post with Audrey. How fun.

Sylvia said...

Audrey and the silver mercury look so good together. Beautiful! Happy Silver Sunday...

Jane said...

Absolutely stunning photos! I LOVE your collection of mercury glass...even the pieces you were unable to share in this post!!!
You have such a wonderful gift of writing...so entertaining. As my Texas friends would say, "You did Audrey proud."

Jane (artfully graced)

ps Gasparilla has been a bit out of control during the past few years...mostly flashing for beads and drunkenness. That's why there is a separate family event. Hoping for good behavior this year... Thanks for visiting me.

The Lazy Peacock said...

your photos are stunning, and the silver pieces are gorgeous too! i especially love the tray.

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Julie! I love your collection and you've photographed it so well! I love how the candlelight looks and Audrey couldn't be more beautiful! Thank you for your comments on my kooky post; I think I'm going to do another one but with Paris instead! Have a happy silver Sunday!
-Jennifer:)

Charlene said...

I LOVE the lighting & all the tricks you used for this post. Of course you subject matter is PERFECT - Who can resist Audrey? Charlene

erin said...

lovely and liquidy!! so clever as always...but what is really catching my eye is YOUR photo! are you revealing yourself to us? and perhaps to yourself? you are beautiful. i imagined you as a brunette though.........
happy sunday to you dear.
erin

Zuzu said...

Some may think that Audrey stole the show. Or perhaps your gorgeous collection of mercury glass and silver. But no. What really stopped me in my tracks is your profile pic. Why, hello there Julie! I am so very pleased to see you! :)

~Z

Lyneen said...

Great the way you play with light in your photography. thanks for sharing your mercury silver.

Marina said...

Beautiful Julie
Thank your for your warm wishes ... its great to be back ... and I cant wait to catch up on all your previous posts!

This one is absolutely out of this world! I just love all of those images by candlelight ... especially where you have blurred them!

I hope your weekend was great ... and by the way ... I love the new image of you!
xx

NicNacManiac said...

These mercury glass pieces are so beautiful displayed this way, the lighting is gorgeous and I love all of your photography tricks. Audrey really makes everything lovely!!
Thanks for sharing, Happy Silver Sunday!!
xOxO Nerina

alice said...

Julie,
What a great post! Audrey is of course the queen! Thanks so much for stopping by! I;ll be keeping an eye on you! lol.
smiles, alice

tales from an oc cottage said...

Great shots!!!!
m ^..^

mise said...

I've a lot to say here, Julie, so you may want to make yourself a tea.
- I love your candlelit photos, and this is a super set.
- I feel that the collection of gorgeous items is rightfully mine and I just can't understand how they ended up with you on the other side of the world
- Your new profile picture is lovely. Don't throw your candlesticks at me, please, but it reminds me of Charlie's Angels.
- Isn't Jacqueline an absolute sweetheart?
- Ah, Audrey...

Giulia said...

so lovely, Julie...of course Audrey wouldn't mind. She was just that way (as you say). Do love mercury glass..& these Silver Sundays. Not up to blogging too much but hope they might go one for a bit.

xoxo

ANETTESHUS.COM said...

Soooo beautiful, Julie!! Love the photos!!

Have a nice day!

xo
Anette:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! I love the tray that holds your votives!

simon said...

She is ALL style.

red ticking said...

so pretty and your blog looks amazing!!! so happy to see a glimpse of you xx pam

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

How Lovely ~ I do Love Mercury Glass.....
Cheryl

Tracey said...

Hi Julie! How funny, I just took some pics of my mercury glass collection today...I just LOVE m. glass! Your pictures are spectacular!!! I absolutely love how you've captured the glow from the candle within the candle holders on a few of the shots...sooooooo pretty!!

:) T

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Julie, I just love this collection of pics. So romantic and all fro Valentines Day coming soon.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Julie,
Looks like I'm a little late with my comment ! Computer was down.
Anyway, what beautiful photographs, putting Audrey a little in the shade (if that's possible). You have a wonderful silver collection, and more that we haven't seen. Perhaps I should have bought you something different for Christmas !! haha. You have photographed your silver so imaginitively. Audrey would be proud !!

tina tarnoff said...

gorgeous photos and composition, julie. I love browsing through your photos. so unusual.

I have a gorgeous bell jar (cloche) which sits under a table lamp and gives a magical glow in the night time.

I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

you sure have the words ruby!

and, no wonder suzette didnt want to make an appearance.... all that sparkle and glamour !!

i love glass.... its one of my fav things

have a great week
~pooch

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Stunning photos - really so many lovely silver goodies ~ I covet them all ~ thanks for sharing.

Millie said...

What a magical post Julie, your collection of these gorgeous pieces makes me envious! Thank you for your lovely message over @ The Hedge yesterday, you are such a sweetheart.
Millie ^_^
P.S. Love your new avatar - you look very glamorous with just a touch of the mysterious!

Lyneen said...

Had to stop by again. I just finished watching Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love Audrey Hepburn. She was great in the movie. again a great post.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Julie, absolutely gorgeous, and who better to sing Moon River with, by candlelight!
Hugs,
Debra

Angela Furlong said...

I'm pretty sure we can forgive Audrey antything! Loved your post xx

count it all joy said...

Incredible, Julie. I don't know what to say...I just loved these photos so much. Is there any way you might start selling prints? Publish a book? I'd love to bring these images into my home permanently, rather than just occasionally on my monitor. Meredy xo.

nevin said...

What a beautiful collection! So Beautiful..

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Silver mercury...how perfect and still quite a star...along with the intrusion of Audrey!!! Wonderful post as always Julie...love what you do to your images...very clever and so imaginative!!! Have a great Australia Day...Dzintra♥x

Angie Muresan said...

Loving that silver, Julie! And I pardon Ms. Hepburn most any intrusion. I'm hoping her glamour would rub off on me.

Jeanne said...

Julie, absolutely stunning..you are so talented! Love the new blog photo, dare I say....is this the real you?? Thanks for stopping by my blog, always nice to hear from you!
Jeanne :)

LV said...

What a great post. So interesting and informative about things I was not aware of. Thanks for sharing and most of all for stopping by my place.

Cyma said...

Gorgeous styling, beautiful pictures, Audrey must be proud. I love your silver collection specially that silver tray.

Happy Australia Day Julie :)

Sarah Klassen said...

Julie, you are hilarious! I always enjoy your posts...and this one is just too pretty for words. My oh my, so glamorous, and Miss Audrey looks so fitting and at home here :)

xo