A Bat. In the Parlor.

On Thursday I drove to Kansas City to buy lots-o-bread.

And I, of course, had to stop by my friend Susi’s house!

Susi is an artist and works in a variety of mediums.


Susi just finished this piece. It’s for her foyer. “I wanted a place to drop the mail.” A normal person would, you know, buy a small table.


Susi had this delightful batgirl. With my newfound fondness for bats, I just HAD to have her!


And she looks quite well on my 1894 parlor mantel.





  1. Marjie on October 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I have gained a new appreciation of bats as well! They are such amazingly misunderstood creatures! I think that your parlor bat is a perfect addition! High five for being a champion to both history and animals.

  2. Kerri on October 28, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I wrote on your other post about bats that I couldn’t decide whether I thought bats were cute or creepy, but SHE is a cute bat! (I think bats do have cute faces, but their wings…not so much)

  3. Meike B. on October 29, 2017 at 2:46 am

    What a nice bat! I like bats and love to watch them flying in dusk in summer out of my window.
    Wouldn’t it be practical and period correct to put a doily under it (fear of scratching the mantel)?

  4. Cory on October 29, 2017 at 6:24 am

    You might want to start up the fire place. Your bat looks a little cold.

  5. PK on October 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    She is such a Diva! Just love her and she is such a nice contrast to the expected…

  6. Hoosier Historic House Lover - Christine on October 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I’m glad to see you pearlized the middle of the ceiling. The lightning bolts just needed to be shiny! Also, cute batgirl.

  7. Sandra Lee on October 29, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Yes PK Bat Girl is a diva extraordinaire! It is such a wonderful counterpoint & such a bit of whimsy! I love Susie’s foyer Mail- cat! She is such a genius!

  8. Lisa on September 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Love, love, love. So cute!

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