Saturday, September 14, 2013

Countryside images

Our mantelpiece is rather calm at the moment (for me) but it seems to draw people to study the various images...

I asked Son 2 the other day: "Are you OK? Are you LISTENING to me?" (classic mother question...) He replied vaguely: "Yes, but I'm just looking at those badgers..."
Well yes, I think they are worth gazing at too! They're from an English book of nature through the months.
This French dressing-table mirror is my latest find, from the charity shop. It's sitting with a few other favourite French discoveries.
The little jug is also a September find - it has cows in a field on it. I guess I've grouped together various countryside scenes, French and English, and am rather pleased with the results. The large feather in the jug comes from a Spanish bird - Son 1 picked it up in the Picos de Europa last month.
Hmm, a peaceful, countryside display. Just what we need for la rentrée!

9 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Back to school! Back to school! We're settled in, just past week four. Whew!
I hope the boys enjoy the adjustment to their academic life. You had a lovely holiday time.
I like that badger! Pretty mantel display all around, Floss!

Serenata said...

I like it a lot Floss, simple, but pretty and interesting.

magsmcc said...

I don't have a mantelpiece, let alone some fine and dream-worthy badgers! But I am intending to dig out all our orange things soon as Autumn is definitely here, and most beautifully so!

Primroses Attic said...

Your mantelpiece looks fantastic. I love the mirror a lovely shape.
Rosezeeta.

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

I haven't seen your mantlepiece before, what a calming focal point with the fire it must be - I like the badger picture too. I have mantlepiece/fireplace envy!

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

What a lovely display of country favourites you have made. Pam xx

Selfsewn said...

Lovely Floss, my kinda taste!

Frances said...

I could also imagine myself looking at those badgers for a long time!

Happy Autumn to you.

Kezzie said...

How lovely!! I love scrutinizing mantelpieces!x