Saturday, November 8, 2014

Antique Finds for the Mantel

Hello everyone! I have been out buying again and for some reason I always find things that I feel need to go on a mantel. So today I bought this 19th century porcelain bisque pair at an Antique Mall.
FOR THE MANTEL.




But the other day, I bought these 19th century Old Paris porcelain vases off of Ebay. 
FOR THE MANTEL.



And a couple of years ago I had bought these antique candlesticks at an auction. 
FOR THE MANTEL.


So see, I'm telling you, I have lots of pairs of things for the mantel. At the time the candle sticks did not get put on the mantel but on the pier table instead.

Below are the pair of antique art glass vases that I had on the mantel. I know they aren't pink like all the other pairs but they do look good with peacock feathers right? And I love peacock feathers!


Here is what the mantel looked like before today...


so with my new purchases I decided to take away the blue vases with the peacock feathers and change it up a bit. But, before the porcelain figures get put on the mantel, I had to get a shot of them with my other porcelain boy, aren't they cute in all that pink?


And here they are on the mantel.


Or maybe I should change up the frames and figurines like this instead?


Hmmm...what do you think, is that better? I'm thinking I still need some height going on there next to the mirror. So what if I add the vases back in there like this?!


What do you think? Keep in mind, Victorian's were all about busy. Is it too busy?


I just love all of that prettiness! Whether it's all in one place or not.


So please share your thoughts or advice with me.


As for the Old Paris vases, they are over on the pier table now.


Aren't they sweet, I just love them. The girl has a birdcage and the boy is holding the bird.



Have a great week and thank you so much for visiting. Again, please let me know your thoughts on the mantel.

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19 comments:

  1. Gina,
    I love all the pretties that you bought for the mantle and personally, I like it with all of it on the mantle, I mean after all the Victorians loved decoration and the more the merrier! I adore peacock feathers and indeed I have a stuffed peacock in my house, so of course I think you should keep them out, but I know whatever you decide it will be beautiful!! Happy decorating.
    Teresa,
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

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  2. Hello Gina....

    Oh so pretty, oh so pretty! Just like the chorus from that song....Love the figurines.

    I think you should line the entire mantle with just the figurines! How lovely they are! I'd like a tour of your house. Susan

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  3. Gina,
    All pieces are absolutely stunning, My friend!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. So pretty and such great finds. The mantle is beautiful and I love those peacock feathers.

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  5. You can never have too many pretty things for your mantle!

    Carolyn

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  6. OMG Gina...I'd love to go shopping with you.. Your taste is exquisite.. I love everything , including the peacock feathers... I do love all the scenarios that you've displayed .. How about some antique plates flanking the sides of the mirror ... or is that just too busy ( Ha Ha).. Your mantle room colours are fabulous !!! Thanks for the view...Hugs

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  7. Hello Gina,
    I love the last set up on the mantle. Of course I raise peacocks and I also buy the figurines for my Theater dolls. I love these . I love all your finds. We must have the same taste...Thank you for stopping by our blog ...To answer your questions.I use to set up my village on my glass porch . It out grew it.The newpaper in our town got wind of it and put it in the paper.Our train depot wanted me to display it in there conference room.I did that for two yrs. ...now it is in A old store that is vacant. It out grew the train D.when I get new video for this yr. Sherry(Edie Marie) will put it on the blog.
    Thanks Hon,
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm especially smitten with those crystal drop candle sticks. Such a beautiful home.

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. Gina, you and I think alike so I'm betting you like everything up there!. Victorians were all about that..They are all beautiful...Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  11. I love the candlesticks they are my favorite

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  12. I say, do as the Victorians did and put it all up there! It's all very lovely!

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  13. Fabulous finds, Gina. I love the look with all of them added in true Victorian style!
    All gorgeous, all the time!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  14. It is not easy, when you got so many pretty things to chose from! I love the blue-green vases, which look like Art Nouveau. I would not mix them with the lovely Victorian porcelain figurines.

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  15. Beautiful figurines and Old Paris vases, Gina! Great finds!...Christine

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  16. Hello Gina,
    I'm amazed by all your lovely victorian acquisitions. I agree with your cluttered mantel composition, it's beautiful, peacock feathers and all. Loved your Halloween decor as well, in your big house and mini house, just priceless.
    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decoration.
    Anyes
    xx

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  17. Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, Gina.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. Gina, are you going to do a Christmas post. Sure hope so!

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