Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Fallen Mantle

Hello, Dear Ones! I've still been Falling around all over my house. One of you sweet ones said it was so much fun to Fall! I totally agree.

I wanted to bring you into the den today and show you my Fallen mantle. It's just poked full of Falleness!!

Here's a little closer peep!

First of all you'll see my starfish on the left hand side of the mantle. It's always somewhere on display in my house. I love my little starfish. Can you love a little starfish? Well, you bet your shells by the seashore you can!
I found the green vase a few years ago at a thrift store and had to have it. The green vase makes its appearance each fall. I've placed all kinds of Fallen faux flowers in it. I know some of you don't like faux flowers but they have places of honor in my home! You know what I say - I love my Fallen fauxs and my Fallen fauxs love me! :) I actually have plastic tubs filled with my darling fauxs and I use them over and over again.

I've placed a platter up here, it's not Fallen at all, but I love it and it has some nice colors so I thought I'd use it.

Then on the right hand side I've poked a couple of candlesticks up here.

I've added some pumpkins and a Fallen garland and now I think I'm done. If the temps outside would just get a little bit cooler then I could light a fire and I could truly be a Fallen women! :)

Before I leave I want to invite you to a party I'm having on Wednesday, October 13th ~
I thought we could celebrate our kitchens and have a party ~

Heart of the Home Party

It's almost a month away so you'll have time to wash the dishes,
feed the cats and dogs,
take the trash out
sweep and mop the floor!
Just click on my little party button
and it will take you to the info you need to know!

I would love it if you would take the little party button above that I made with my most dainty little tiny fingers and place it on your sidebar and advertise for me showing that you're coming to my party.
Invite all of your blogging friends to come.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

September Morn

Stay for just a while

Stay, and let me look at you

It's been so long, I hardly knew you

Standing in the door

Stay with me a while

I only want to talk to you

We've traveled halfway 'round the world

To find ourselves again

September morn

We danced until the night became a brand new day

Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play

September morning still can make me feel that way

Look at what you've done

Why, you've become a grown-up girl

I still can hear you cryin'

In the corner of your room

And look how far we've come

So far from where we used to be

But not so far that we've forgotten

How it was before

September morn

Do you remember how we danced that night away

Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play

September morning still can make me feel that way
~ sung by Neil Diamond


  1. Your fallen mantle looks great. I love the way you incorporated your beloved starfish in this fall vignette.

    Have a wonderful day! La

  2. Oh, I LOVE faux flowers!.. The only problem is that my cat (Tuffy) loves them too! I'm presently in the process of training (or should I say RE-training) him to leave them alone!.. I have finally begun to "fall" myself around here, having just dragged out my first box of Autumn decor from storage! It will be a very gradual process, but I enjoy it, and we'll see what I can get done!.. Have a great day! ~tina

  3. I love all your falleness! What a pretty platter on your mantle today -- I use fauxs as well -- often.

  4. Lovin' your mantle Sheila! I'm looking forward to my first fire too:@)

  5. What a very pretty Mantel Miss Sheila, you sure are Fall all over the place these days:)

  6. Shelia your Fall mantle looks like absolute perfection! Like it belongs in a magazine. I just love everything about it and your home is just amazing. I can't wait to join your HOTH party in Oct!

  7. Shelia...your home is so lovely and the Fallin' Decor is beautiful. Love your mantle...I'm going right now and do mine! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Gorgeous Fallen around, Shelia!

  9. G'morn, Shelia ~ Wowzers! What a beautiful mantle decor! Your touch is magical to bring things alive, Shelia. So love your 'fallen' syndrome.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  10. Gorgeous as always my dear friend Sheila!! I will be back when I think I am able to take that button. We got the tile grouted last night. Today is clean up from that but we have so many other things to do before it is finished! I am hoping I make the date of your party!

  11. hi,
    your mantle decorationen looks great
    i love the candlestick,they are looking gorgeous.
    have a nice time,

  12. Your mantel looks wonderful dressed in fall Sheila~

  13. Wow,I so love the fall colors.I need to post my house{Maybe tomorrow}
    Thanks for sharing:)

  14. I love the platter. You are an entirely loveable nut by the way. I have snapped photos of my kitchen already! hugs♥olive

  15. Hi Sheila, You have created a beautiful full of color and Fall. I adore your candlesticks. I am looking forward to your heart of the Home party...Hugs, Linda

  16. Love your mantle so very pretty!!!
    The platter fits right in. Looks so very inviting!

  17. I keep Fallen by here too! That vase of yours is so pretty, but of course it is!

  18. Hi Sheila,
    Love your fallen mantle and your little starfish peeking through. Your candlesticks with the autumn leaves winding around is are so pretty. Lovely!

  19. Shelia,
    Oh-h-h... I'm loving that platter! It truly set all of your other Fallen items off! Keep fallen around the house in your posts; because, like you, everytime I turn around. . .there's another place I missed putting out some Fall! ! ! And for those tubs of faux. . .darling, I'm right there with you!

  20. I'm falling also Missy! But, your falling stuff is just gorgeous. First of all, I love the fireplace, screen, and mantle. You have decorated the mantle to a T! Love the candle bases, the plate, the arrangement, all of it!

  21. love my fall fauxs too! your mantle is lovely!

  22. Hi Shelia! Your fallen mantle looks beautiful! I love it! I am barely starting to decorate for fall. Can't wait to share. :)

  23. Your such a fallen Woman Sheila!
    Your lovely mantel looks superb for Fall, great job my dear!

  24. I just love your decorating for fall...there's just something so neat about putting the fall colors out after such a hot summer.

    God Bless,

  25. Hi Shelia, I love every inch of it!!!It looks gorgeous...Kathy

  26. Hi Shelia,
    You have really dressed your home for Fall! Everything looks so happy and festive. We have our T.V above our fireplace mantel so I can't put much on it :( I guess I will just have to dress the dinning room table and the front door for fall.
    Your love is beautiful!
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  27. Your Fallen Mantel is just gorgeous! I loved getting to see more of your den too, especially a glimpse of those great built-ins next to your fireplace! Your home is so lovely and now I want to go and play around some more with my accessories. :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Hi Sheila,
    Everything looks so lovely, warm and inviting at your house.
    A guest would be lucky to visit and sit by the fire.

  29. What a gorgeous mantel! I couldn't help but notice your beautiful chair and sofa. You've got a wonderfully decorated home.

  30. It looks great - I love the platter!

  31. You have been very busy redecoarting, Shelia but it's allworth it cause your home is so warm and beautiful. You decrated your mantel so nice. I love that very first picture, your home is so lovely and cozy...Christine

  32. What a great platter! looks so good with the candlesticks. You put a touch of class into everything!!

    Hugs, Sherry

  33. Oh my, everything is exquisite! You have so created a dreamy fallen look, it's just great, I love every detail Shelia! Aww, gotta love that starfish!

    Enjoy your day~

  34. LOL! I love your fallen mantel. That green vase is gorgeous. I'll see how things are progressing with my "making the house ready for sale projects" and might be able to make that party.


  35. I loveeee your mantel. That rooms looks so cozy and inviting and ready for Thanksgiving guests. You decorated very pretty and with love. I also like the rooster lamp and all your pretty pretty cloches.
    Your grandbaby is sweet too. Kim at

  36. Hey I noticed I mispelled something above sorry about that. I love your Fall decorations!

  37. Hi dear Shelia, I have begun to Fall too. My mantel is looking so cute but mine is all about Halloween. That is part of fall right? As soon as Halloween is over I will fall again. It will be elegant and beautiful. At least I hope it will. Smile. Your mantel is so pretty and speaks of the season I love the best. I think your loved faux flowers are lovely. They look totally real in your photo. The platter is perfect with the lovely candles. I too love your thrifty green vase. The pumpkins set the mood for the festive fallen feeling. Good job decorating as always.

    I am joining you on the kitchen party. I will try to put your button on my side bar. Beverly has to help me. I will see her this weekend. We are going to visit our son and she lives 1/2 hour away. I am so excited. I am taking my computer so I will ask her to help me. I can learn how to do it. Hooray!!!
    Happy Fall,
    Love, Jeanne

  38. Love your fallenness, Shelia! I'll take the button back to CLH with me.

  39. What a fallen woman you are! Everything is looking so pretty. I am going to have to be fallen around my house too pretty soon! I already got the tote from my storage unit. I love fall colors so much!

    Life on the Edge

  40. Shelia, I LOVE your mantle! I am behind, I haven't started fallin''s still in the 80s and 90s here...but I'll be fallin' soon. :) Your's is gorgeous and inspiration to make me get busy with my fallin'.

  41. Shelia, I LOVE your mantle! I am behind, I haven't started fallin''s still in the 80s and 90s here...but I'll be fallin' soon. :) Your's is gorgeous and inspiration to make me get busy with my fallin'.

  42. Hi, Shelia, girlness...
    Your mantel is just beautiful. I love all the colorful cuteness.

    Forgive this olden memory but do you collect those little dog statues from England..Staffo....oh, I don't remember the name...Anyway, there is a blogger here somewhere that collects them ..and my daughter is going to put a pair up on Ebay soon. I wanted you to have a chance at them first. If it is you, I can send you a photo of them...if it ISN'T you, do you have any idea who does collect them?
    Thank you, dearie....

  43. Hi Shelia!
    Each season you present wonderfully.

    I like autumn
    and the autumn colors,
    and here it is so beautifully and wonderfully.
    I always admire your photos,
    do you take pics by yourself or
    do you have a photographer?
    They are very professional.

    Thank you for the invitation to the party.
    Just I started to clean my kitchen.

    God bless you and your sweet family!

  44. dear..of course it's wonderful, your mantel. It doesnt' DARE not be! :)
    YOU are my mantel hero!! Did..did you know that there are two ways to spell it. "Mantle" or "Mantel" makes no difference whatsoever!
    In either case...Shelia, it is just lovely! Indeed it is! :)
    Hugs and such..

  45. Oh my, you fall decor is beautiful! I hope you didn't hurt yourself doing it! ;) I have always thought I was a follower - I'm here a lot--but just realized I'm not. But now I am. I'll be back soon...

  46. What a gorgeous mantle!!! The whole room looks very inviting and cozy! :)

  47. Sheila, I love the look and the feel of this room. Your fallen mantle is done up so well. What a gorgeous platter. It may not be fall, but it works so well with your fallen items! :) Oh yes, I do love KNOW I do! ;)


  48. You have many a fallen pretties in your home this season....the mantle is just one of them. Trish

  49. Everything looks beautiful! And you have company: I, too, love faux flowers.
    Best regards,

  50. Wonderfully warm and inviting. Just love your "fallen mantel"


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