Home Vignettes (part 2)

i've invited you into this cabinet before here.
take another peek if you care to.  it's pretty much the same.

i'm sure you've seen valentino before too but i cant find the link to an old post.  anyhow, we got him for valentines day, maybe three years ago now.  hence the name, valentino. he's very old vintage taxidermy but still in great shape.  he often gets to wear seasonal garb, like a wreathe of flowers for spring equinox or a mask for samhain and dios de los muertos.

our french mounted boar's head looks almost small here.
he's huge in real life!
we have many many R.Atkinson Fox prints from Chad's dad.
most of them are in storage now but here are a few.

my favorite vintage crystal and silver chandelier.
a turn of the last century kids rocking chair turned on its side with a paper wasp nest nestled in it.
and my favorite vintage wood box covered with wood grain and lithographed paper that has birds on it.  it was found at the "take it or leave it: on lopez, for free.

large cement mushroom, tissue paper balls, and in-flight pheasant.

an old small chippy painted table turned on its side and missing its center, a couple basket covered bottles, a vintage vaseline glass apothecary jar from julie and a vaseline glass decanter. and old perfect-blue-color bird cage, another paper wasp nest, and the other side of the beloved lithographed wood box.

more of the box, plus my collection of imperfect ironstone pitchers (i wont buy them if they are pure white and they must look well used!), and two of my vintage paper mache owl decoys.  my orange enamel covered soup tureen is hiding behind all the wine...and so is the enormous copper jam pot my dad gave me last summer, up on the right.
more owl decoys, more pitchers, more ceramics, and the hugest zinc scoop i've ever seen (sticking out of ceramic crock)!

red enamel ladle from the paris flea market, and lots of enamel ladles and utensils, including butter melters and funnels.

my perfectly chippy kitchen gnome

3 wood boxes stacked and wall mounted full of more treasure:
french baking molds, an enamel spice jar from paris flea market, an alabaster lemon jar, a vintage thermometer, and a vintage milk glass hob nail vase holding french beaded flowers.
some blueish/green depression glass, and owl in your cup tea cup, some vintage New Orleans apothecary bottle bought there, a page from a victorian photo album, a stack of transferware butter pats that will get wall hung, 2 old letter press stamps of the circus/carnival, a silver and glass hinge top display box on which sits two stacking cups (hard to see print) that say "we are" (top one)"so good together"(bottom one)...bought at little winter in pdx on girls weekend, for chad and i.
my totoro lantern from pdx, some favorite mugs, a few of my mercury glass candle sticks, the ceramic duck planter that jeremy unearthed when digging at a job, a couple mortar and pestles, a "large" silver thimble shot "glass" that's engraved, "just a thimble full."

and this big guy is a vintage taxidermied capercaille, the largest of the grouse family.

my dad gave me this perfectly green rusty patina rolling three tier cart for my birthday a couple years ago.
it's one of my most favorite things.
we use it for our nature table.
this picture was taken when it was overflowing and in need of attention.
it now looks very tidy and ready for more nature goodness.

this is a small alter area where there is a niche in the wall that seems to made especially for it.
you can see there is quite a mix of religious and spiritual icons here: pagan, catholic, day of the dead, native american, etc.
the vintage jesus and mary alter is heavy old plaster and was carried back from new orleans on my very first trip there.  the black juju doll was made for my by my cousin and is covered in the best odd and unusual charms. i brought back the super vintage nun and st. frnacis stautes plus the large quartz crystals from costa rica and the totem poles are from various local places here.

and buddhist, new orleans juju, crystal-squeezer, fortune teller,
earth mama, goddess lovin paraphernalia from all corners and tribes of the world.

wall mounted vintage glass front cabinet contains the following:

vintage glass ware, vintage limoge/haviland set of dishes, vintage transferware, and a cupid vessel my grandma gave me when i was 16.
mexican heavy etched glass, vintage velvet box from mik, vintage blue paper flowers, a gold edged blue velvet victorian photo album, a blue painted zinc piece from nashville and a danish ceramic vase found in bisbee arizona.
more velvet boxes, more scandinavian ceramics, along with some usa ceramic including two pieces of van briggle, a gold studded small purse from nashville, a child's transferware teapot and pitcher, a vintage zinc flower ice cream mold and a collection of various glass ball-talon feet from old furniture.

i think that just about covers another episode of home vignettes for now.  could also be called, "jennette's butt-load of crappity crap hoarded in every nook and cranny possible" tour!
and that's after paring down, mind you.
my goodness....are you still with me?!!

well thanks to kathy's help i have a ton of linens that are clean, ironed and folded, ready to get priced and go out on the floor.
i also have a lot of vintage doll clothes that are just adorable.
plus the box of stuff that sarah sent from montana.
so there is a lot new still being put out for sale every day.
come take alook!

singing and dancing,