Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Found Items for Unique Autumn Display: Industrial Machinery Wheels & Marble Horse Head Bookends

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When fall comes around, decorating turns to autumn colors and rich earth tones.

We normally think of leaves and pumpkins, 

but why not striaed marble and patinaed industrial machinery wheels?


I picked up these vintage marble horse head bookends for a song 

at an antique store in Wisconsin.




Mixed with this set of industrial machinery wheels,

which my in-laws scored for me,

a unique autumn display is born.




Have you expressed your authentic style by creating any unique autumn displays? 

If so, what did you include?

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is so cool & creative! What great finds, & great in-laws! Hehe!

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  2. Oooh, very cool and totally Amy&Ron authentic. I love the way you used the bookends to hold/highlight the awesome machinery wheels. I guess my vintage numbered cow tags that I used in my dining room display would count as an authentic and unique autumn display(although on a smaller scale.)

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  3. Love so much! I used a box of small gold leaf vintage mirrors for my Fall mantel and it brings a whole new element to it. Thanks so much for sharing! Take care, Laura

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  4. OMG I love those wooden wheels so much! I love the way they look in your decorating.... !!! What a great find! I used rusty cogs and wheels in my fall mantel... http://www.homeroad.net/2011/09/bring-on-fall.html
    Great job! Love it!
    Susan

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  5. Very Cool pictures you took with your vintage finds! The wooden wheels are awesome and make a great display together. Love it.
    Tattered Tiques

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  6. Oh my gosh!! Loving your gears and the photos are amazing!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Amy! Love this! The wooden wheels are to die for, girlie! The possibilities in the future are endless! Woohoo!

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  8. Such a gorgeous autumn display! I LOVE those machinery wheels!!
    Jane

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  9. I've used a set of vintage scales, you know - what the Statue of Liberty is holding?

    And, I put acorns on one side and pine cons on the other for Autumn. For Christmas I put shiny brite ornament minis on one side and candy on the other.

    Love those wooden wheels!

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