A pumpkin with glitz
Home from our road trip, just in time for Artie’s Vignette Friday.
We arrived home around noon, today.
A nap, this afternoon, energized me so much, I decided to put together a little witchy vignette, for Artie’s event.
During our drive from Branson to our lake place, yesterday morning, we stopped at Cracker Barrel in Springfield MO, where I found this glitzy little hat.
I might wear it when greeting Halloween tricksters.
For now I like it, atop a pumpkin, on this small table in the dining room.
Marshfield, east of Springfield on I-44, is home to Antique Mercantile. The store is one of our favorite stops on road trips to southwest Missouri.
I found several things I would have liked to bring home, but there are just so many purchases I can manage to pack into the Camaro.
We will return, one of these days, with the truck.
I made one small purchase.
The tray, on the the living room coffee table, was included in a Vignette Friday post a couple of weeks ago.
When I put this vignette together, I thought antlers would be a great addition. I was sure it would take awhile to find what I wanted.
Just a couple of weeks later, there they were, hanging from bright yellow nylon rope, on a hook at Antique Mercantile.
J told me these were probably used by a hunter, during deer season, as a sort of lure. The antlers are clicked together, making a sound much like the sound of two Bucks fighting. The sound of the “decoy” antlers attracts deer. You can use your imagination to complete this story.
When J called me over to have a look at the antlers, I couldn’t wait to see the tag. I just knew the price was at least $40, because I saw antlers in Tennessee, last Spring, with that price and passed them by.
I could not believe my eyes; the cost for these antlers…$14 for the pair!
Just what I needed to finish this vignette.
what is it?
I took several photos at Antique Mercantile, I’ll share in other posts.
This photo shows a piece of furniture in Oak, from the Victorian era.
I know what it is; J’s Aunt Verna had one.
I’m pretty sure Gloria of Happy to Be can identify this.
Do you know what it is?
The New Back Porch
It was two weeks ago, this past Tuesday, when the old Back Porch vanished. I finally managed to figure out how to retrieve the old blog. By that time, I had settled in at Typepad.
I like it here.
In the past two weeks, I’ve published 11 posts, even posting while on our getaway. With the posts for September, from the old Back Porch, the total for this month is 20. I’m pretty sure that is the most posts I’ve done in one month since beginning in 2007. I didn’t realize there were that many, until I started putting this post together.
Thanks to all for finding me again!