October 23, 2009

Five for Friday {October 23, 2009}

...A post written at the tail end of a busy day in a hectic, but absolutely lovely week. As Friday melts into Saturday it’s time to think about the fact that Halloween in but a week away, meaning that all manner of sweet – and spooky – treats will soon be on the agenda (and table). A weekend to launch several days with the opportunity for parties and intimate gatherings, filled with thoughts of festive costumes and jack-o-lanterns to be carved...

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{To add an immense hit of regal beauty to any costume}

{To say I adore miniature top hats is an understatement! Though I don’t yet own any myself, I truly hope to add some pint size Victorian/goth/steampunk chapeaus to my wardrobe one day, and when I do, a handcrafted number such as this amazing feather bedecked hat would top my list. Whether for Halloween, a fancy dress party, or any other day when you need an extra spectacular topper, this incredible creation would fit the bill! Pink and white Marie Antoinette mini hat, $49.00 (US) from etsy seller CrypticCultureGear.}

{To fuel your Halloween decor daydreams}

{I am perpetually awe-struck by the whimsical, elegant, and stunning creations, displays, decorations and finds featured on the Torie Jayne’s blog - and her recent pink and black Halloween themed posts are absolutely no exception. Pure inspiration through and through! Image via the gorgeous pages of Torie Jayne.}

{To add a wallop of adorable Halloween vintage charm to your Flickr favourites (or wall/scrapbook/etc if you print this image off)}

{Three immensely cute, large eyed kitties adorn this darling page from 1957 calendar featuring the month of October. Doesn’t it just make you burst out in an instant smile? Image via Neato Collville’s Flickr stream.}

{To ensure your Halloween finery stays pristinely clean while you’re whipping up your favourite Halloween treats or spells!}

{A delightfully fun pattern of witches, pumpkins, spiders, masked black cats, broomsticks, and witches covers this pretty pink, vintage style apron, making it the perfect thing to wear anytime you’re cooking, crafting, carving, or otherwise likely to get messy during the Halloween season. “The Close Vintage Inspired Halloween Full Apron”, $28.75 (US) from etsy seller Boojiboo.}

{To fill your table (and tummy) with beautiful and delicious holiday baked treats}

{Cinnamon and pumpkin puree enhance this seasonally dark chocolate cake with scrumptious orange cream cheese frosting, turning something run-of-the-mill into an especially wonderful Halloween dessert. Recipe on, and photo from, Country Living.}

Thank you everyone, for your marvelous comments on this week. I sincerely appreciate hearing from each of you. I always love returning your visits by buzzing over to your blogs and commenting on your stellar posts. I’m a slightly behind on replying to comments on my posts this week, but will do my best to get to each of your sites over the next few of days.

I adore you all, my amazing readers, thank you so much for visiting Chronically Vintage. I hope you each have a deeply fantastic weekend!


  1. Oooh, I may have to try that cake recipe! Although, I made pumpkin pie and I was the only one who didn't like it! Maybe pumpkin in sweet dishes is more of an American thing?
    -Andi x

  2. Love the vintage calendar page! :)

  3. Such lovely Halloween items! I love the picture of that glass jar filled with the skull candy and the kitty on the vintage calendar page :)
    Those cupcakes look so good, cupcakes are my very favorite dessert.

  4. I am in love with that miniature top hat, Jess! Wonderful post! Have a whimsical Saturday and Sunday, sweetness!

  5. Love the cats on the calaender - they have such character! Thank you for your sweet messages on my blog, doll!

    Sweet weekend wishes x

  6. Jessica
    Love this! Thank you for your visits and kindness your words always make my day brighter!! Hoping you also have a sweet weekend!!

  7. The hat reminds me of the one Winona Ryder wore in the movie Dracula years ago :-)

    oooh, black and pink for Halloween? looks divine to me!

  8. Just found your blog be accident and love it! Have signed on as a follower! Come visit when you get a chance!

  9. Fabulous post ! Have a great week-end my dear Jessica !

  10. Oh wow Jessica, I love these images! That apron is adorable. Those photos of the candy make me want to have a Halloween soiree to display! Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for always leaving me wonderful comments. Kori xoxo

  11. Wonderful items today Jessica. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Would love to go back in time and have a vintage Halloween... how perfect!

  13. OMG! I want that apron! It is the most adorable, spectacular, wonderful thing I have ever seen! ADORABLE!!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend and an even better week!


  14. Happy Monday greetings, my wonderful dears, thank you each very much for you comments. It is such a joy to receive and read them, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your shared thoughts and visits!

    Huge hugs & joyful wishes for the week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

  15. Hi, Thanks for the wonderful feature, you are so sweet! Love all your other features! Happy Halloween!

    I have posted the final table pics! x

  16. @ Torie Jayne,

    Thank you very much, sweet dear, I'm buzzing over to your gorgeous blog right now to go see the table pics. Thank you very much for comment, it was a wonderful surprise to see one from you - I adore your blog and am thrilled to have you visit mine! :)

    Wishing you the loveliest of Novembers,
    ♥ Jessica