Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Simple & Symmetrical . . .

I decided to decorate the mantel with a simple symmetrical look.

These vintage skiers belonged to my Grandma Ruby.

I was always fascinated by them when I was a child.

I wish I knew where & when she bought them.
There are no marks on the bottom.

23 comments:

Sis Sue said...

Always loved the ski people. She told me where she got them, but I can't recall. Maybe my memory will turn that info lose one day.

Cindy said...

Just right for winter and cute, too!

Christine said...

Have you ever done any research on the skiers? They are so vintage. I'll do some searching online myself.

Jessica said...

Oh, those skiers are just the perfect touch! : ) So unique!

Mary said...

She might have got them on her travels to Alaska or Canada. How far back did she have them?

Katherines Corner said...

I love the look, those little skiers are wonderful.Thank you for joining Katherines Corner favorite things hop today.Big Hugs!! P.S> Don't forget to enter the pink poodle giveaway

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The ski folks are pretty and unique pieces! Perfect for this season!

Jennifer Gail said...

Very pretty. We expecting snow here. I love love your header.

Vickie Cook said...

That looks very nice. The skiers are a great touch.

I am following you through the favorite things hop.

Have a great day!

Vickie
http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

A Gracious Home said...

I love your decorations. I haven't inherited very many of my Grandma's collectables but I cherish the one's I do have. She loved chickens and birds. I'm a new follower from Katherine's Corner. I hope you have a great weekend. Doylene

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I love them too they would go perfect in my ski lodge themed guest room! LoL. Have a great day. Pat

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Hi! I'm traveling with Liz on Time Travel Thursdays. Your two side-by-side icons opposing one another (on her links)is interesting. That's what drew my attention here. The mystery in the hand-me-down knick knacks is neat, don't you think? Will always make you wonder, always make you think about them in two precious ways. Enjoyed thinking about it along with you! Jenn

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Had to click on the 2nd icon (link) on Liz's links. So, here I am again. Found you are on Pinterest. I just started that addiction last night. Uh oh. Also, gives me a chance to say nice background on your blog. Jenn

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bridgetstraub.com said...

Those look cool. They remind me of smoe figurines my mother in law had.

Christine Kemp said...

Delightful statues and they look so at home on your mantel piece. Just hopping from Katherine's Corner and having a wow of a time. TFS I'm now following. Cheers

Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
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Sherry said...

Very nice! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Vee said...

Those little skiers are adorable! I have never seen any like them, though if I do, I will definitely take note.

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

They are adorable! Cute mantel. Mine just got changed after Christmas! Sometimes E-bay is a good source for information. You can try various search terms and see if something pops up!

The Tablescaper said...

These guys are adorable! I can well see why you've been intrigued with them.

- The Tablescaper

S said...

Your mantel looks great. Those little figures remind me of some my mom-in-law has - hers are children, not skiers - but they aren't marked either. I am struggling with redoing my mantel - maybe I need to stick with simple and symmetrical too.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How fun that your little skiers have pleasant memories attached. It's always a joy to decorate with items that hold special meaning to us, isn't it? By the way, I love the image you've used as your blog banner. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage