Thursday, October 20, 2011

Decorating with Black

"Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore-
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'"
                                   ~Edgar Allan Poe

    I told myself that black was definitely not one of my favorite colors and then I went to my closet and realized just how much of my wardrobe consists of black silky skirts, black dresses, blouses, and tops. My most favorite necklace is an Edwardian lavalier with an onyx oval in the center. I also tend towards black shoes and purses because they go with everything. Black can be a very elegant shade - fascinating in its simplicity. When I started searching I found that there were many beautiful black items to decorate your home and yourself with. Sometimes the appeal is in the fact that black can be a little bit stark and eye-catching. I have gathered some wonderful pictures of black items from etsy - pieces of art, furniture, accessories, jewelry, and more that I hope you will enjoy looking through. Maybe you will even be inspired to add that singular black piece to your decor or wardrobe. I have also included a picture I drew for my sister of Wednesday Addams from the Addams family and a youtube recording of Natalia Kills reciting Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. I also just want to say thankyou to everyone who left me lovely comments about my Costumes! It was so wonderful to read them all and hear what you had to say - I was very touched! Thankyou to the people who visited for the first time too! Have a great weekend!


15. Autena
17. Bonzie
32. Drawing by Jennelise


  1. So many wonderful choices! I love black, and I love that black leather jacket! Thank you for including my brooch.

  2. Such a beautiful collection. Thank you for featuring black!

  3. Thank you for putting this lovely collage of black together and including my Victorian Mourning Black Jet Carved Rose.
    ~ AuntSuesVintage

  4. This is striking! Your Noir finds are quite unique.

  5. WOW...what classic black finds! I would love to languish in the black many stunning finds!

  6. Gorgeous finds! Thank you so much for including my Parisian clock! Love your blog!

  7. Omg!!!how yummy are all these black items :)


  8. Wonderful selection of images. I think every room needs a touch of black. So dramatic.
    P.S. So glad you liked my hat!

  9. Oh I love this. It is so striking-great choices! Thank you for including my little table.

  10. I LOVE this eclectic collection. I'm especially obsessed with the black candelabra & the black chandelier! I'll have to track those down.

    I think your rendition of Wednesday is charming.

  11. Thankyou so much for all of your comments! It is so nice to hear from you and I am so pleased that you all enjoyed the post - thankyou for contributing your gorgeous black things! I couldn't name a favorite they are all so wonderful! Take care!

  12. You are absolutely right, black is beautiful and very elegant ! I love the bed ! Maybe I should add a little more black in my home decor.
    Have a nice day !

  13. Gorgeous post! Thanks so much for stopping by G&G :)

    Abbey x

  14. Some great black photos! I love using black in decorating and just painted a table black. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!

  15. These pictures are so cool. The first black frame was my favorite. I collect frames, and I want that one! The necklace is so unique, and the fan is beautiful. I, also, add black to my wardrobe. It's such an elegant color to wear. Jess has alot of black and red decor in her house, and it looks wonderful. I really enjoyed these pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley