Sunday, May 6, 2012

Easy Does It


Hello Dear Ones! 
Well, I decided to freshen up my mantel.
 I chose to go the easy simple route.
You may recognize this basket I had used in an Easter display.

 Well probably a trillion years ago, when we bought this house, 
I was determined to find a basket to sit on my mantel. 
I was successful!


 Then I bought flowers, fauxs, and just poked it full to overflowing.
I've always loved this basket of flowers but it has been put away for a very long time.
I decided it was time to use it again where it was born to serve!

 I'm still using my little scrapbook paper covered books here with a new addition.
A little new parrot I found for 50 cents! Yep! 50 cents!

 Ain't he purdy? 
Now I would normally have gotten a female parrot but there was no female to be found.
How can I tell this is a he?
He's just got that look in his eye! :)

So there you have my easy simple silly mantel.


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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Bird Is The Word

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a...
A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody's talking about the bird!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird...
Surfin' bird
Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb... [retching noises]... aaah!
Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-
Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-oom-oom-oom
Oom-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-a-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Papa-oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Oom-oom-oom-oom-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Well don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
~ sung by The Trashmen



48 comments:

  1. I LOVE baskets and yours is beautiful!!! Now that I have fireplace mantel, I'm inspired by yours!

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  2. I love how you used all the different colors Shelia, It is beautiful!

    I am taking a little time away from renovation to visit a few blogs this evening. I am way behind!!

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  3. Shelia,
    Simply exquisite! What an elegant choice of florals! Stunning!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  4. Spectacular basket full of posies, Shelia. And that darling bird is the perfect touch ... you have such wee dainty magical fingers creating such beautifuls for us.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  5. The basket is perfect for the mantel! The flowers look so pretty in it!

    Cute little male parrot! You crack me up with "the look in his eye!" LOL!

    Katherine

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  6. Absolutely beautiful! Love the color, you are so talented! =) xo ~Liz

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  7. Totally beautiful! I love that basket with such pretty arrangement of lovely color flowers. I should make an arrangement as yours on my Mil's flower vase I have now empty on my mantel. Love the parrot, you got as a GIFT..NO, just a bargain!!
    Have a lovely week pretty friend.
    FABBY

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  8. Beautiful Shelia! Perfect for spring and summer. Love your pretty header too!

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  9. Fantastic statement on your mantel.... LOVELY!

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  10. Great color for spring and summer!
    Nancy

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  11. Lovely. Simple and effective.
    Diana

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  12. Awe. how sweet is your mantle. Love the basket and the birdie. Never thought about covering a book with scrap paper! You never cease to amaze me at how you think outside the box! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  13. Hi darling, Love your beautiful basket, it makes your mantel smile. What a steal of a deal on your parrot.. hugs ~lynne~

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  14. Sheila I LUV it! I absolutely luv the fresh, spring look you gave your mantel! It's stunning!

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  15. Hi Shelia! Your bird figure is adorable! Perfect for your mantel. There's always something cheery at your place!

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  16. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-22.html

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  17. I am so glad you told us those flowers were fake, hmmm, I mean faux. I was about to turn in my gloves and spade. Those are some beautiful flowers and the basket is perfect for the mantel. Love Mr.Parrot and I believe you are right, he is male. He is flirting with me.
    xo, Ginger

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  18. I love your big basket of flowers!! It looks perfect on your mantle.The parrot is so cute.Your mantle looks fabulous for spring, and summer.

    Kathy

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  19. What a beautiful basket of flowers. I agree, that bird is a male. His chest is all poked out! :) He was a great bargain too!

    Have a great week.

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  20. Oh wow Shelia I LOVE your basket on the mantle. The flowers are awesome!!!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the mantle. Looks so fresh and Spring-like.
    Good to catch up with you again.
    Smiles.
    Just Ruthie

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  22. Hello Shelia! I just love your basket! It is so fantastic! I'd love to find a long slender basket like that! You've filled it beautifully with the flowers and love your parrot - may he find a mate soon!
    I hope you have a blessed day!
    YOU'RE the Sweetie!!!
    Kathy

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  23. An elegant & charming update.

    Hope you have a great TTT,
    /CC

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  24. Your basket and flowers look so pretty and cheery, Shelia! Such a great size basket, too!

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  25. Definitely time to put the basket/flowers back to use-very nice. the parrot is way cute too. Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

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  26. That looks really pretty Sheila, love the little parrot too.

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  27. HE DOES have that look in his eye. Tee,hee.
    beautiful mantle. I have never lived in a place with a fireplace, but I've always dreamed of having a mantel

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  28. Hi Shelia, I see the twinkle in the parrot's eye, yes it is a "him"! Love the basket and the flowers look so pretty there on the mantle. Lovely spring look for your mantle.
    Hope you have a lovely week Shelia.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  29. That looks gorgeous Miss Sheila. I love the abundance of color.

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  30. It looks lovely! That is quite a basket! Your new bird find is great (50 cents no way!!) Maybe a lady friend will show up soon!

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  31. Love your song choice...made me smile!!! ;-)

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  32. Hi Sheila, your basket is ideal for the mantel. It looks as though it was made for it. Love the cheery colorful flowers!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  33. Shelia, great minds...Ha! I posted my mantle and fireplace makeover! I'm loving your basket and all the pretty flowers. Thanks, Helen

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  34. Looks lovely, Sheila :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  35. And, you're right..... the whole shabang is super purdy... :-)

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  36. Your mantel looks beautiful, Shelia. Your "olden" basket is perfect -- definitely a keeper! It's so wonderful when you find an item that can serve so many purposes & look beautiful in each one.

    I adore your pyrex "Cherries & Checks" bowls. I do remember Mervyns & thought they were a pretty good store. I loved their kitchen dept.
    ~CAS~

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  37. The mantel looks great and, since I am a bird person, I love the new addition for 50 cents (really?) - wow! He does have a certain look in his eye and deserves that song you included!!

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  38. Haha, he DOES have that look in his eye. Love the basket, everything looks so cheerful!

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  39. Oh Shelia, your mantel looks fantastic! Colors are just brilliant and am loving that basket! Perfect! Love the note song too!

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  40. This looks great Shelia! I have my mantel on the list for a makeover next week! I love those vintage parrots. They are perfect and a great collectible for a tropical feel.
    Sherry

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  41. I so need to do something with my mantel. It has not changed since Easter..the bunnies..yep..still there. You've inspired me. Gotta get busy!
    To this day I am still stunned by the value of the silverware! I guess it's what hooked me totally on shopping like that!
    The trick is that you have to go every week. Usually an area has a day that folks sell on..and you have to be up and out every Saturday. It's usually PH that is in a rush to go. Probably the French Toast that REALLY lures him out there.
    Hugs!

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  42. p.s. Sheesh! I'm sorry. Did I tell you that your mantel looks charming..just charming! :)

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  43. Shelia, thanks for coming to Your Cozy Home Party and showing your pretty mantel. I like the variety of colors that you used in the basket. I also like the way you covered the books. You are talented that way, you know!!------Shannon

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  44. Hi lovely lady.
    The basket is perfect for the mantel! The flowers look so lovely in it!
    I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  45. It is lookin' gooood, Shelia.
    Baskets of flowers just say SUMMERTIME...
    xo bj

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  46. It's such a beautifully shaped and decorated basket that it SHOULD be on display again!

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  47. Your mantel looks great, I love that basket!

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  48. Oh how bright and cheery and so perfect for spring and summer. Love it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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