Sunday, October 24, 2010

Changin' up for the season.....

It's time to cozy up a bit, the weather has changed and we are using the fireplace more.....so I decided to change display on top of the entertainment center to something with more warmth and texture!

So, I went for this............

PA170023I've mentioned before that I collect miniature buildings, most were made for train sets but not all, example, this corrugated metal barn someone made by hand. 

The old school clock came out of a school room in Portland Public Schools.  It is what is called a "slave" clock because it ran off of the clock in the principal's office.  I guess then no one could cheat on the time and get out of school early (haha)!

PA170015On the other end, of the display, we have an old game board from  a game named after the famous Nellie Bly! 

Remember, I collect Bauer pottery and these are two of our vases. 

PA170034My favorite copper footed bowl hold crochet thread. Next to it sits my, I can't tell you how much I love the texture of this, roll of upholstery webbing and on top of that another wonderfully textured stamp, probably for wallpaper or fabric.

PA170014For more texture...another of my loves....the velvet red apple sitting in a silver candy dish!  The butterfly preserved in it's specimen box and, you can barely see, the piece of a wasp's nest next to it.

PA170019Getting up close and personal with the carved wood stamp.....gorgeous!

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I don't often buy books just for decor but these guys were the exception....beautifully bound with a bronze/copper and lovely soft turquoise.  To die for!!!

 

 

Thanks for allowing me to show you some of my favorite things, hope you will stop by again soon! 

The scary part is..in about a month....we'll be putting out the Christmas decor......where does the time go?

Today I am linking to Metamorphasis Monday, Blue Monday and Tabletop Tuesday

20 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved seeing all of your treasures! Thank you for sharing them with us.

XO,

Sheila :-)

LV said...

You have some very interesting things. I love seeing what others enjoy and have in their homes. Just the right touches of blue sitting around.

Cafe au lait said...

Nice collection of blue.

My Blue and Mellow Yellow Monday.

Tardevil said...

Like the blue pottery & brown bowl. I collect pottery too, but have never heard of Bauer. Now, I have to check that out too. I'm sure my husband will be thanking you for that! LOL!

Jan said...

Lovely to have your treasures around you.
Blessings, Jan

Joyful said...

You've got a very interesting collection on your mantle. Happy Blue Monday!

Auntie E said...

Great thing to share. Love the blue vase.

Karen said...

I love how you put so much thought and care into your decorating; surrounding yourself with only those things you love and what brings you pleasure. You have created such special spaces!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for stopping by -- always good to touch base! Nice assemblage of your treasures -- especially love the touches of turquoise.

Re the clean desk top: I just painted it and put it back together. It probably won't be that way for long!

SmilingSally said...

Beautiful arrangement of blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

Atticmag said...

Love the Bauer! Jane F

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Nice treasures! It does look warm and inviting. I imagine people have to take a closer look when they are there. Love your blues!
Valerie

Donnie said...

What lovely decor and everything that you love. My husband says our food and home should be just what we like and nothing we don't. I'm trying to follow his lead.

shannon i olson said...

I know soon all the Christmas comes out....wow, we are currently waiting for our first snow flakes in the forecast. That wood stamp is very interesting!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I love your house so organize

Fun Blues ovah here

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love the turquoise you added, and then the books, the artifacts, candles, pumpkin, just all of it is stunning. Such a beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love how your collections are so "you" and not trendy whatevers. Love that. Yes, the weather is changing here and I actually turned on the fireplace midday to get the chill off the house. All this rain, already. I'm not mentally prepared for the rain yet.

GutsyWriter said...

I love how you like to make your home cozy. I am a book fan, and the only antique books I have came from France, where my dad still lives.

Fresh Linen said...

Jan, just lovely, wonderful pops of blue, love it. Makes me want to get busy*!*

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

I really enjoyed seeing some of your collections! They make for a beautiful vignette...that's for sure! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE that big copper bowl...it's fabulous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design