Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time Travel Thursday #19 - The Mysterious Appeal of Statuary - Part 1


Welcome to the 19th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.

Are you ready for our next trip back in time and into the future?

Great; then let's get this party started!


What is it about those three-dimensional representations of the real thing that appeals to us so?

Over the years, I've decorated with numerous statues—running the gamut of styles.

How about traveling back in time with me to see some of them.

During the mid- to late 90s, country roosters ruled the roost in my residence.

Just last week, I showed you how I brought this cocky guy into the 21st century.

By now, you can probably tell that I'm quite enamored with birds.

They show up often in my decorating—both inside and out.

This set of old-concrete red birds made a colorful contribution to my flower garden a few years ago.

How fun it was to have this vintage trio live on my front porch for a season.

Besides being so cute, I liked the fact that they couldn't steal the food out of my bird feeders—unlike their real-life counterparts!

This was the only piece of old carnival chalk ware I've ever owned.

To me, it had a chic, shabby French look.

I know, I know.  It's a SCOTTISH terrier.

Anyway, I wish I had a picture to share with you that showed his adorable face.

He really was quite cute!

Many of my very best decorating deals have come from flea markets—definitely the case for the red birds, the squirrels, and the chalk ware dog. 

The most expensive items, I've shown here, were the set of squirrelsa whopping $10.00.

What would we do without flea markets, thrift stores, and yard sales?!!!

Want to see more?

Then you'll have to join me for part two of this post.

In the meantime, I'll be linking up with Mary for Ruby Tuesday, Diane for 2nd Time Around Tuesday, Susan for Outdoor Wednesday, Leigh for Thrifty Thursday, and Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday...  

while you're linking to my party.  ; )


  1. I like the birds! Nice and old. Fun additions to your garden!

  2. Loved seeing ans visiting your vintage sanctuary. Nice treasures and such a variety.

  3. What sweet collections. Love the terrier.


  4. Cool statues! Thanks for hosting this blog party.

  5. Thanks for hosting another great link party! I love visiting here.

  6. Liz, how are you?! How is the booth coming at the Depot?! I have thought about you getting set up! WOW! It is a lot more work then I expected! Our booth is tiny and we are having trouble filling it up! Nonetheless, it has been tons of fun! I linked up two of my posts with 'finds' for the booth! Hope that is okay! My blogging has fallen way behind and I am wishing there were more time in the day! I imagine that everyone feels this crunch because of the holiday season! Let me know how you are doing!

  7. I love the birds and that cute!! Happy VTT!

  8. I think your red, chippy birds are my favorite. I like their shape, it's wonderful! Happy VTT!

  9. What a wonderful collection you have! I am so in love with your red birds and squirrels ... and and your doggie! :)

    Happy VTT,

  10. I'm with you with the birds, squirrels and dog. My faves by far. Love hens and roosters too. Love your cute post and the flea market prices. You go girl.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  11. These are great! Love the squirrels ... Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love the squirrels ... great post! Thanks for sharing. Came by way of Thrifty Thursday.


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