This post is about one of the two surfaces in my home that are reserved for my collectibles and other treasures that I enjoy looking at. I also use these surfaces to place items I am currently fascinated with, usually a new thrift store find, or as a place for greeting cards and other memorabilia. This mantle is in my living room, and I enjoy the idea of creating a themed statement that is in keeping with the season. Tag along and I'll tell you about these items.
The pair of mid-century candlesticks in the above photo were thrifted and are made in Sweden of black painted wood. The small vase holding the black faux foliage is a piece of Fiesta ware; this style of vase is still being made by Homer Laughlin, but the color, pearl grey, has been retired. The black bird is from the craft store, and the orange and black striped candle was found at a local charity shop.
Another pair of 1950s candle holders! These are made in Denmark of cast metal. And that little owl is another thrift store find - on the bottom it's marked 'Hong Kong'.
The 'BOO' sign is made from real wood, and fairly new for a thrifted item. That cute pumpkin, made of plaster, is also from a second hand store, and is very old. And last but not least, I made the banner with scrapbook paper, paper punches and trim.
My goal was to create a styled surface with some autumnal color that celebrates the season, as well as the holiday of Halloween, utilizing my collectibles and seasonal items.
Thanks for taking this little tour with me through my styled mantle. If you would like to know more about Styling The Seasons, visit Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte at Lotts And Lots. See you next time!