Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Let's Talk Vintage! #58: A Closer Look at My Fall Mantel

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage #58!
Join the vintage fun today...
whether you are just reading, linking, or
just plain oohing or ahhing, we love
to have you here!
Since I am getting busy with orders and listing,
 my portion of today's post is going to be brief.
Today I'm sharing a closer
 look at my Fall mantel,
mixing in the old with the new.

I pull out framed photos of Bebe,
when she was a tiny tot, for my
fall décor each year.

The memories of going to
look for pumpkins are so precious
to me...and I love seeing them
every October.

Since she is only seven,
it is safe to say these are part
of my "mixing in the new."
I could use vintage frames but
I like them just as they are.

Now for some "old."
I placed this petite Roseville 
vase on a book stack.
It is signed and numbered
 on the bottom.
It was made in Roseville, Ohio, 
most likely sometime during the
1920's and 30's. We acquired
it this past summer. It is small  
but big on Fall charm. I found an online
price guide, here, which I will go back to
later and try to identify mine.
I paired the vase with a few antique
books from my collection. . . following
the color scheme, of course.
The book titled "Witch's Head"
was almost too perfect... but this
isn't really a Halloween mantle.
Don't ask me how the one titled
"Between Two Loves" fits... think
it was the color I was going for!
They are from the late 1800's to
the early 1900's.
I am trying to remember where I
gathered these little pine cones.
They are only about 2 inches long.
Maybe in Maine? I've had them
 for awhile now and decided to put
 them in a carnival glass candy dish,
which is probably from the 1970's.
More mixing in the new... this little textured cutie
was my Dollar Tree find last year. I have
 another style in orange and
think my 2.00 investment was worth it.

Now talk about old...
My Aunt gave this "pheasant" plate to me on a visit to her house several years ago. I think she said it was from my Grandparent's estate. The same Grandparents who had the store in Florida that I wrote about here. This makes me happy to think I have one of the pieces from the shop. The colors make it a perfect piece for Fall!

Thanks so much for taking a gander at
my Fall treasures! Now be sure to gobble
up these awesome features:
Brenda of Unique Junktique, shared her
Fall porch displays created with vintage
for repurposed inds. Look at this
awesome cabinet door turned
chalkboard wall art. Love it!!!
Gina at Victorian Wannabe shared her
antique Thanksgiving postcards and Fall displays.
Since I just posted in last week's LTV about collecting postcards, this post was perfect!
I couldn't help but feature
Bebe and I are all into the Nutcracker
and rehearsals are in full swing right now.
Check out Cecilia's Nutcracker inspired
dress form with a Christmas tree skirt.
posted a tribute to Veterans.
Guess which one is her Father?

Thank you to all for linking last week...
I love looking through everyone's posts!

Be sure to grab this "My blog was
featured" graphic if you were
featured today or in a past
LTV post!

Now it's your turn.
Let's Talk Vintage!


My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, your mantel looks so charming--love those books! Thank you so much for featuring my Nutcracker inspired dress form to Christmas tree! It was a very special post for me so I can relate to the love you & Bebe share for the holiday classic! As always, thanks for hosting, Cecilia

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Thanks so much for hosting Jillian! Your mantel is looking awesome. Love the old books. Have a great week!

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Thanks for featuring my Veterans tribute Jillian. I'm so glad you appreciated it. Pat

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Wonderful photos of your mantle!1 Beautiful!!
And great features!!
Thanks so much for hosting, Jillian!!


Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jillian, thank you for hosting a very original party. I love vintage, and antique items they are the heart and sole of the home. Jo

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thanks Jillian for Lets Talk Vintage. Enjoyed your mantel and all its many pieces, especially love the book spines.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jillian
Your Fall mantel looks so pretty... I love vintage pieces mixed with nature..
That you for stopping over to my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
My visits to your Blog are always enjoyable.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jillian,
Such a wonderful mantle, loved hearing about why you used what you did. You made me laugh with those books, the colors are perfect though. And that pheasant plate is great, that pheasant has so much character! Very cute and that it is a family piece makes it even better.
Thank you so much for the feature from last week's post and thank you for hosting again this week.
Have a wonderful week,

Diana said...

Love the reddish-brown tones of your mantel, Jill. And that Roseville vase is to die for--would like to know the pattern, too. Thanks so much for hosting!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Wonderful! I love your pretty mantle and am so excited for a vintage linkup! Yay! I've been a reader for years, but found the linkup through miss Debbie (Dabble)! Hope you have a beautiful day!


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for joining in this week! I'll add you to the email list so you'll receive a link up reminder each week. Many blessings to you, Jill

Victoria said...

Your mantel looks gorgeous Jillian! I love the pine cones (something we don't get here in FL!). You always find the most amazing treasures:)

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Thank you for hosting another wonderful party Jillian! Your mantel looks fabulous :-) Popping by to share my Vintage Christmas Countdown printable. Hope you have a wonderful week :-)