A few weeks ago, I found this handsome Staffordshire-style swashbuckler at a flea-tique shop.
I thought he'd be perfect as a bookend for my vintage books.
He's a bit too large for the shelf in the entertainment center, but I think he works nicely here.
Did you notice the paisley design on his pants and the feather in his hat? So dashing!
Trying for a bit of Fall, I did add a few natural things in a silver bowl.
While I was photographing the mantel, Hubby said, "I have something that you can use." He ran out to his shed, and came back with a pirate pistol.
Of course! Doesn't every man have a pirate pistol in his shed? ( Don't answer that.)
It isn't really a pistol. It's a letter opener. He found it somewhere many years ago.
The perfect touch. ;)
Hope you enjoyed my not-yet-Fall mantel and check out all these great parties.
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Honey @ 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Sherry @ The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Laura @ Decor to Adore for Fall in Love with Your Home.