I feel I need to warn you guys...why? Cause there's a whole lot of fallishness coming your way the next week. The photos are taken and posts have been written to share how cute the Charmer looks dressed up in fall.
I always like to do my mantel first...well that's not exactly true...I have to do the mantel first! The buffet sits right across the room and has a big mirror above it. Remember the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces? DeNiro is famous for the line "Are You Talkin to Me"? When I look at the mirror I always feel like it's saying "Are you lookin at Me"?.
Ok, I don't know where that all came from...but the point was I can't share buffet photos till the mantel is looking good!
This last summer I've been lucky in scoring so many great vintage windows. I used some in the kitchen and on the deck and last week I inherited some more beautiful vintage windows. Our neighbor down the street was replacing all their windows in their house, including some gorgeous windows from their porch.
Even though it's laying on its side you can see how pretty she is! I got seven of these babies! Mr. C thinks the Charmer is becoming the vintage window ware house :-}. I used this as the basis for the mantel vignette.
I feel I'm being redundant...cause by now you should know how I roll! I am a thrifting diva...these are all my treasures. Again everything, except the pumpkins, are thrifting finds and the window was a freebie!
The gorgeous wreath was a GW find for $1.99. Luvin it!
I placed two vintage crocks at each end of the mantel...and filled with dried hydrangeas I
found took in front of my acupuncture's office. I don't think she even knew about it! The landscapers cut them down every fall so I figure I gave them less work to do! Wasn't that nice of me.
Added the plates..
I've had the pheasant plate for a few years and never used. Just found the owl, and I have to admit I haven't found hardly any owls thrifting. I luve those eyes! The top vintage plate is orange flowers and it's color made it perfect to include.
The bottle is one of many scored at the "barn" sale. The dishes in front were just found at GW.
In the center of the vignette are three cute...
squirrels from the "barn" sale. Now these are the only squirrels I want to see around the charmer. Their cute, already have their nuts, and won't be digging on the mantel. The only kind of squirrels I like.
Down at the other end are a few more dishes...
and a very old rooster who doesn't look very happy!
Actually he looks pretty darn mad!
I decided to use another vintage window in front of the fireplace..
The chair was a find for only $44 and the felted pumpkin pillow $3.00. It's such a cozy area to sit and read in front of the fireplace.
Question, if a rooster laid an egg on a barn roof. Which way would it roll?