The last of the summer decor is finally gone and the cocktail table got a quick renovation with the addition of things that lent a warmer feel to it. I’m gradually adding to the fall decor, even though I started two weeks ago! Where does time fly?
The candle holders were a gift from Mr. Sullivan about five years ago. I had seen them in a small shop in Waynesville, Ohio while doing some holiday shopping and had wanted to buy them; but he kept telling me I would find something nicer somewhere else. Little did I know that he had this trio already packaged up to give me as a Christmas present! He had ordered them from one of our vendors while he was at the furniture market in the fall. Needless to say, I was quite surprised to find them underneath the Christmas tree, complete with battery operated candles. Back then, these candles were hard to find- unlike now, where you can find them in discount stores everywhere.
I used an assortment of filler for the containers. Dried pomegranates and snipped grapevines fill the cylinder on the left; pinecones from our yard fill the largest container; and prickly balls from a sweet gum tree occupy the cylinder on the right.
The large dictionary from the summer vignette stayed, as did the clock; but I added a button paperweight and the silver creamer filled with succulents from the terrarium.
The paperweight was made Kathy Stantz, a friend of mine who will be exhibiting her goods at the Country Living Show in Columbus in a few weeks.
My vintage find of the week was this old ledger that is over 100 years old. It dates back to 1881 and was used by a livery company here in Dayton. The ledger was purchased from a favorite store in Tipp City, Ohio.
These buggy and hack rentals were from an October 12, 1882 entry.
The livery company did not discriminate between political parties. :-) You can see that both the Republicans and the Democrats rented a carriage and team of horses on the same day for a cost of $8.00. Check out how the word ‘Committee’ was spelled incorrectly.
I placed a miniature glass urn filled with pen nubs on top of the ledger.
Can’t you just imagine using a pen where you actually had to dip these nibs into a bottle of ink? I guess I’m a romantic, because I’m envisioning a young couple, separated by many miles, professing their words of love to each other in long, flowing script….
And yes, I’m still playing with my mosaics…. It is very addictive and time consuming!
I downloaded my own handwriting to the computer and
added it to the mosaics.
I’m linking to Vignette Fridays and Show and Tell Friday
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I’m also linking to Laurie’s party on Saturday. There are so many lovely ideas over there. Please stop by and say hi~