Saturday, October 4, 2014

Industrial Living Room Vignette #5 - The Early Fall Mantel

Maybe I should have named this post "Mantel #1," since I usually tweak least once. 

I used many items I used last fall...but a few items are new-to-me.

The tall white glove mold is a new purchase from Etsy. I have wanted one for years, and finally decided to get one. I purchased it from Reinvented Charlotte. They shipped quickly, and paid postage! Woo Hoo!

The gray glove mold was purchased locally, for a good price, several years ago.

Most of the other items, you have seen at one time or another. The bronze mercury glass finials are new-ish...maybe two years old. I bought them on clearance at a local furniture store. I think they were about $7 each. 

White styro pumpkins are from Dollar Tree a few years back. I painted them with white flat house paint. The gray planters are a fairly recent thrift store find...from this summer. 

My favorite iron bird was a gift from June a few years back. I put them away to use in the fall. The other items are from thrift stores and garage sales.

This mantel is pretty filled and tight...this room is pretty much going in that direction. I didn't plan it, but I am having a difficult time editing it down to a simpler space. 

I revised the books in the fire box. They're all black now, though they look blue in this photo. The finials are back...though in a different configuration.

As I was placing the birds and hands on the mantel, the old saying, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush..." kept running through my head. Click HERE for a tidbit of interesting history.

Word for the Day:
Psalm 124:7
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!

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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Very cool! Mantel #1, it is.
I doubt that it still looks the same since you took these photos. ;) Love all those books in the firebox.

Deanies Stash said...

Mantel #1 looks great to me! You do a great job with your staging!

Hugs, Dianne

De Oude Huize at Kameel huise tussen spore said...

You are have such a lot of fun. Love the display.
Lots of blessings

Donna Wilkes said...

Three of my favorite things - body parts, birds and finials. Looks great. I am beginning to see a museum during the Industrial Revolution. thanks for sharing at Make It Monday.

Audrey said...

Love it Revi ... no change necessary.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your mantel is beautiful...I really love the glove molds!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love your mantel. Those glove molds are perfect...they're waving at me. Thanks for sharing at Salvage Style.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

You always find such unusual things Revi. I would never even have thought about a glove mold. You've put it all together so beautifully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.