Friday, January 17, 2014


I decided to group all my vintage trophies together on my mantel at Christmas time and liked how they look, so I'm keeping them there for a while.   

It has been so cold and foggy here lately that when I went to the grocery store the other day and saw these cheery pink and cream roses and tulips, I decided to splurge and brought them home with me to add to these trophies. Sometimes a girl just needs a pick me up when the weather is  getting her down, don't you think?  Enjoy! xoxo K.

Added a few pinecones in here as well.

I wish I had more of these silver lovelies, but I just don't see them for a reasonable price anymore.

I was thrilled when Kris from Junk Chic Cottage asked me to be her Spotlight Feature today on her blog.  Head on over and you can get to know a little bit more about me.

Also, I'd like to thank Brenda over at Color my Decor for doing a nice post of my home on her blog.

Linking with:
Coastal Charm
The Scoop
Grey Dey Thursdey


  1. So pretty!! Love the way the fresh flowers look inside them!

  2. Your trophies look so nice how you displayed them :) I loved your post on Kris' blog--your kids are close to the age of mine. Such good looking kids!

  3. I left a comment over at Kris's blog. I love your blog and I am your newest follower. Stop by and see my gardens.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Oh, you have some beauties. I haven't shared my winter mantel yet, but it includes trophies, too.

  5. Love, love, love them. I could kick myself because I saw one at a garage sale and it was not expensive at all… I think about that moment when I walked away a lot. Ha!

  6. That's beautiful with the trophies up high and the urns below. Love it!

  7. Kathleen,
    It is a pleasure to spotlight you today and I love your trophy collection. Oh my the one with the cream base that is awesome. They are all so unique and awesome.

  8. I was just over at Kris' reading your feature, Kathleen! Very nice post and I enjoyed learning more about you. Your trophies look great all grouped together on your mantel. I almost bought some tulips myself at the grocery store earlier this week, but didn't. I was glad to see them though. Gives me some hope as we sit through another round of snow and freezing temps!

  9. I love the trophies Kathleen, the pop of shinny pizazz goes so well with the rustic, natural pinecones and sweet pink tulips.

    It was nice to read a little bit more about you at Junk Chic Cottage, I did enjoy that.

    I love your home and blog. . .have a good weekend, d

  10. I never see trophies anymore. They look wonderful together. The flowers are gorgeous!

  11. What a beautiful collection Kathleen! I found my first trophy.I have been searching and searching for one,that was affordable.They can be pretty expensive around here.Love adding flowers to them like you did.They look perfect on your beautiful mantle <3

  12. I love your trophies and they look so charming on your mantel with the roses and tulips.

  13. You have some really nice ones and I love them on the mantel, mantle (I can never remember)!

  14. Just thought of a song that I learned years ago by Newsong, Trophies of Grace.

  15. Great looking trophies Kathleen. I have been looking for some for a thrifty price...I need a lot of luck.


  16. Your mantle is beautiful Kathleen. The fresh flowers you came home are so pretty and make it pop!
    I love your trophies and you are so right about how pricey they have become! AND! I am crazy about the gorgeous mirror!!!!
    hugs from here...

  17. Hi Kathleen,
    When trophy collecting years ago became the big look, I so wanted to start collecting, although my friends seem to find them I am never in the right place or right time to find them, or at lease one of them. I do find great dad ones in plastics, or bowling champ! Lol but never those old zinc or plated ones of chic beauty.
    Yours my friend charm your mantel beautifully, and love the fresh cuts added to them.

    A beautifully inspiring week to you!
    The judges out here give you the winning trophy for best trophy mantel!


  18. Kathleen ~
    Loved your spotlight feature over at Junk Chic Cottage!

  19. oh your mantle looks great...I love how you have the different patinas together!
    Heights and sizes and the texture of pine-cones...with the joy of flowers!
    Spring surely will come!

  20. Oh my.. those tulips just put spring in my heart. I love the look of this. I haven't come across antique trophies on my thrifting trips yet but this is just gorgeous

  21. I too love the old trophies and loving cups! So does my son, so we are always both after them at Country Roads! I love the tulips and roses in yours!! Have a great evening. . .

    Take care,

  22. I love these trophies because right now I am in a "slate gray" phase. Beautiful collection.

    Marie Angelique

  23. Love your layered frames and those precious trophies. You have a unique style. Lovely!

  24. Wspaniały blog.Z wielką przyjemnością całego obejrzałam.Pozdrawiam i zapraszam do mojej galerii.