Thursday, October 14, 2010

Warm Fuzzies - Vintage Inspiration Friday

I changed up the living room mantel the other day.  I took down my window with bird prints that I had up for the summer and put up this vintage mirror that's been gathering dust behind the door in my over crowded, dumping zone of an all purpose laundry room.  I haven't had a mirror above this mantel before. 

Then I leaned a fall color painting in front.  Oh, how I miss the fall colors of the mid west, I'm such a cry baby.  There's also a still life exactly like a picture my Mom had when we were growing up, only smaller.  Nothing special, I just remember staring at the picture so often when I was a kid.  There is a little duck figure under the arrangement but it also looks like a woman kneeling with her back to the viewer.  Like one of those optical illusion pictures, it still does it to me.  Just a funny little memory that gives me warm fuzzy.

I don't know what kind of bird this is but it fits in well with the Halloween stuff, picked it up a few weeks ago at my favorite junk shop.  My little baby boy got me this tree for my birthday a few years ago.

Here's the other side, I showed these candle sticks with the skeleton key bobesches the other day and got a few comments.  I fess up, I didn't come up with this idea all by my lonesome.  Sorry, I can't remember where I first saw it.

Otay, this crusty old cigar box is one of my most loved possessions.  Now before you think I'm more than a little odd let me show you why.

 Because, when I found the box in my Dad's shed this little piece of paper with the word BOO, written by my Dad, was inside.  Oh, my Dad thought he was quite the card and to me he was, I loved all his corny jokes.  I just like to peek inside the box whenever I walk by.  What can I say, it gives me a little giggle every time.  There are those warm fuzzies again.  I'm such a sap, can't help myself!

I added one of my Dad's old pipes and this skeleton hand.  I don't know about the hand, it's just a little too creepy to me, my Dad being dead and all.  I think it's coming out before I go to bed tonight.

Does anyone else ever go a little too far and have to back up the creep factor?  Tell me it isn't just me.....

I'm linking up with Debra over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.  Click on over there, you know there's going to be some things you're going to find, you know it.....inspirational!

And since you're there anyway, check out her etsy shop, debrasvintage design, fun, fun, fun!

Oh, man, my eye's are starting to go cross eyed, so tired.  That's my excuse if somethings off in this post.
Goodnight, Susanne.


  1. Your mantle looks wonderful, Susanne! I love all your holiday goodies...

  2. Hey Susanne....!

    I hope this note finds you well Lovey....! Your mantle looks SENSATIONAL & I LOVE all of your little Halloween touches....!

    Your "Does anyone else ever go a little too far and have to back up the creep factor?" comment made me guffaw out loud....My simple answer is YES....I can SO relate....!

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

  3. Love your mantel. The mirror is wonderful and all of your accessories are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love the mantel and I'm a new follower. That bird picture is absolutely beautiful!

  5. Your mantle is just gorgeous. The fireplace is so massive, (mine too) so the mirror looks great and the two prints layered on it look perfect! LOVE all the pumpkins lined up! Great post! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!!

  6. Hi Susanne,

    Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment!

    Our red scales in the kitchen is from a company called Typhoon.

    I love your Scrabble tiles and racks in this display. I made some gorgeous little vintage Scrabble tile magnets recently, with a tutorial. They were so easy!! If you fancy a peek, here's the link!