Treasure Box Wednesday: Halloween Creeps Along the Mantle

Since it was a low-thrift week, this Treasure Box Wednesday I thought you all might enjoy seeing a decorating work-in-progress, with my dining room mantle. Here, you can get a sense of the long-view (please pay no attention to my streaky, streaky mirror!)...

You'll see some green foam pumpkins courtesy of Michael's, a couple of thrifted candlesticks, my great-aunt's carnival glass bowl, a terrific carnival compote I got for my birthday last year, a little folk art and my beloved little papier mache friend with his pumpkin wheelbarrow.

I was really happy how the red of my mixed media portrait-- "Ellerey," from Audrey Eclectic -- and the little costumed boy seemed to just mesh so well.

Some fresh gourds seemed appropriate, too, in this carnival bowl. I don't know why, but I am particularly fond of the ones that look like teeny pumpkins. And the more petite, the more I seem to adore them...

Here, you can see a cl0se-up of my little Halloween devil. I found him last year at the L&L Fleatique for $6, and I haven't seen his like anywhere yet.

These carnival glass plates will adorn the table, once I get my butt in gear and set it. I have some gold chargers that I think I'll use and-- well, we'll just see what kind of centerpiece moves me this time. I really never know until I play around with it.

Oh, and while I remember-- off the track of Halloween now and on to some minor thrifting-- these luster teacups were a recent thrift find. These were from St Vincent dePaul...

And here-- the small pottery face was a Salvation Army find. The larger vase was from an antique and craft mall in Monroeville. It hasn't been open long, and they seem to have some nice things. I couldn't pass this up because of the great color and the unusual shape...

So, that's Treasure Box Wednesday for this week.

If you didn't get a chance to read all about The Thrift Shop Romantic's trip back in time to the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, click here.

Or-- you could get comfy and have yourself a favorite fall beverage of your choice. Can you believe it's autumn already?

Ah, well. I guess that's what happens when you time travel. :)


Ginger said...

I love fall enjoyed your blog and was looking at all your goodies.Yup Halloween fun time to decorate.
For me i still enjoy my hot coco at fall apple cidar. Pull up a chair enjoy a drink with me.
hugs ginger

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Ginger-- Absolutely- Cheers! (Mmm.... cidery!) :)

Debbie said...

Hi Jenn......autumn really did just sneak right up on us this year! Your little devil is a real cutie and your mantle is looking great! I swear there just are not enough hours in the day right now....I've been working my tail off trying to get the cottage ready for Fall sales (starting Oct. 4th). Glad you got a bit of R&R at the Renaissance Fair. :)


Rose Mary said...

Hi Jenn! You always find such great stuff. I'm in love with the little devil guy! He is just too cute~I've never seen anything even similar to him. It was a lucky day for him when you found him and gave him a special home!


Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Debbie- I hear you about those missing hours. HOW does it happen?? Here's hoping your fall sales go well. I know it's a lot of work. Make sure you take some time for fun, too. :)

Rose Mary- My li'l devile reminds me of something from a Victorian postcard, but I don't even have a manufacturer name for him. I know he's new, (in spite of his vintage look) but other than that, he's a mystery. At least he does seem happy there on the mantle! :)

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm SOOO glad it's Autumn! I've been house bound since late May & I'm about to go squirrely!
I love Halloween & as a kid I couldn't WAIT to be the adult that gave out candy. Since then, in the past 22 years, I've had 3 trick or treaters. What the hell??? I feel ripped off. It's so depressing!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Lana- I used to get a number of trick or treaters when I lived in a duplex, but most of the kids trick or treating around here are big high school kids, and it gets a bit scary to answer the door. So I haven't been giving out candy the past couple of years. 3 trick or treaters, eh? That IS depressing.

Rosemary said...

Love the look of the mantle Jenn!!
Very cute!
No trick or treaters? I get 200+ kids. The guy on our corner puts on the best scary front yard, so we get tons of kids.