Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Snow Owls on the Mantel

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It just wouldn't be October on the Mantel without my little Snow Owls. A few years ago white owls were the latest addition to the Fall Scene, and that reminded me of what a fad owls were in the early 70's. All the poor homely little ceramic owls that had been packed away or sold at garage sales started to make a comeback on the shelves of flea markets and antique malls. They were still homely, but I had a plan...

I wanted to turn them into something elegant, magical, and a little haunting,
so I let my paint brush work like a wand and threw in a little glitter...

Snow Owls!

Here's how they started out...
a little "family" of 70's dated decor.

 Then several coats of white ASCP

This little guy was my muse and inspiration.

This pic from a few years ago gives some detail
 as to how I did the highlighting with paint and glitter.

 So here they are again this year, 
after being packed away last year.

I gathered some real and faux pumpkins on the hearth, 
along with my Boxwood Topiaries with new brown plaid ribbon.

oh, and be sure to add some Bittersweet!

I'm working on the front porch, 
and I have more fun decor to share inside.

If you'd like to link up with the Share Your Style Link Party 
that goes live Wednesday Evening this week, 
then be sure and join in with one of these great Co-Hosts for the party.
In case you missed my post from last week,
I'm stepping down from the party,
but hopefully, I can link up my latest posts along with you all!

I'll be joining in on these great parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style at No Minimalist Here
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane
Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush

Hope you're having a great week!

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