Monday, February 6, 2012

Vintage Winter Finds

Vintage Sun Dial and Clock
Christmas decorations were stored, and I desired a fresh look for the new year. Looking around the cabin cottage for just the right items to place on the mantel, I remembered this Sun Dial Clock that I found at a favorite vintage shop for only $6.00.

Continuing my search for the look I wanted for the mantel, I discovered paintings that I had seen in the loft when we purchased our cabin. My husband had cleared out the loft to scrape the overpowering blue popcorn ceiling and prepare for painting. Fascinated by three paintings stored in the loft that we found when we purchased the house, I decided to use all three.
The paintings I inherited with my cabin cottage: 
This one has a gash in it...not sure what I can do to fix this. Any suggestions?
Hacienda Painting
Autumn Painting
My husband said this corner looks like an antique store!
Flowers in Vase Painting

The end results of my vintage search for the mantel:
A winter setting of blue, white, and black - a theme of purity with the white candle, church and its steeple (it's a bank my husband and daughter made years ago), my mother and dad (a minister of the Gospel)...
Winter Mantel - Church Bank and Family Photo
WINTER...the white candles and the glass made me think of purity and clean...
Candles, Scrabble Winter Word, and Glass Image Photo
THE HOLY BIBLE...the white candle...the blue and white and the ocean background of my daughter's picture...all reminded me of crystal blue and white - purity
Candles, Family Photo, and Holy Bible for Mantel Setting
Every word of God is pure: 
he is a shield to them that put their trust in him.
(Proverbs 30:5-American King James Version)

Thank you for visiting my blog today. May you feel the touch of the Creator on your life as you make this week's journey.
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