The temperature keeps telling me otherwise (upper 90s every afternoon!) but I had some fun adding a few Fall touches to our fireplace this week. I was inspired by a handful of dried leaves I recently rediscovered between some magazines I have stacked up in a bookcase in Meme’s room. I collected them on our road trip through the midwest last Fall and I feel like they’re the perfect “toppers” to my antique demijohns and vintage remedy bottles.
They sort of remind me of the coral-topped bottles you see so often in coastal decor. If you follow along with me on Instagram, you may have seen me shopping for my beloved “new” demijohn at Amy’s Antiques yesterday:
What a beauty, eh? There’s no telling how old it is, but I splurged because it’s in such great condition and the color scheme is exactly what I was hoping to use on top of the (medium brown) mantel beam.
If I had used medium brown demijohns, they wouldn’t have popped on top of the beam. The difference in color separates them from the darker wood beneath them and allows them to make their own visual statement.
I also found the one pictured below at Amy’s. It was priced significantly less, I guess because the bottom of the woven part is damaged, but I quite like the distressing, and I feel like it only adds to the jugs personality.
I found the vintage bottles at the same local antique store and I’ve since acquired several more bottles and several more vintage letters and numbers to glue onto them.
I’ll show you where I’m using them in my next post. ‘Til then, happy ALMOST Fall, y’all! 😉
PS- My great grandpa rescued the old church window many, many years ago and the “2” and “5” on the bottles reminds me of my wedding date (June 25th) every time I see them. 🙂