Monday, January 28, 2013

Mantelfestation


Hello, Dear Ones!
Come on in to my den and I'll show you my mantel.

 I really don't have Valentine decorations but poked up some red and thought that would do it.

 There's Chloe Dawn trying to get into the shot!


 I just had to show you my new wreath that a friend gave me.
Now guess what?
These little roses are made from wood shavings.

 It's really pretty and I love it.

 If you visit me much I'm sure you've seen these urns with the topiaries.
They hopped back up on the mantel.

 I filled a little crystal bowl with faux sugared fruit.
You know me and my fauxs.

 Then a couple of little Staffies ran out of the doghouse and hopped upon the mantel.

Love my little Staffies!
This is as close to a Valentine mantel as I'm gonna get.
But believe me I'm gonna get close to some Valentine candy!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

My Funny Valentine
My funny Valentine, sweet comic Valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable, unphotographable
Yet, you're my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But don't change your hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little Valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentines day

Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak
Are you smart?

But don't change your hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little Valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentines day
~ sun by Ella Fitzgerald




57 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia! Your mantel looks great! I love the wreath and how neat it is made from wood shavings! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  2. You have a beautiful room there, Ms. Shelia, and your mantel looks just perfect. Love the two pups, what beauties. Now please, pass the chocolate!

    Mary

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  3. So pretty, you mantle looks wonderful! I have a pup that likes to get in the pictures too...so cute!

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  4. Adorable! I love the wreath. It's looking very valentiny in your home to me :)

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  5. Very pretty. The wreath is so pretty. :)

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  6. It looks really great, Shelia. I did the pink Valentine tree but that's about it for me, I think. I love those dogs-they are gorgeous and really finish out the red theme- xo Diana

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  7. This is perfect...love the dogs. I just saw those wreaths made from wood shavings on Etsy a couple of days ago. They come in all colors but I think the red is my favorite. Have a good week Shelia and thank you for stopping by my blog. :o)

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  8. You would never know they were wood . It's a beautiful wreath.

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  9. I love the touches of red on your mantel! It looks great and very festive!
    hugs, Linda

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  10. I have always loved those urns....and the wreath is so rich looking!!!

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  11. Oh, I absolutely LOVE the wreath, the "staffies" and the sugared fruit! Your mantel is stunning!

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  12. Your mantle looks so pretty I love that wreath!

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  13. LOL! You can really push a pun, kicking and screaming right over the ledge!
    How in the HECK do you have all the energy to do what you do? Are you using illicit drugs?
    You know I LOVE you!

    xo

    Andie

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  14. Shelia,your mantle is so lovely. xx

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  15. Shelia - love the mantle and the red! Red is my very favorite color and that red wreath is beautiful.
    Mary

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  16. Love the wreath! Cute idea! I don't do Valentines decorating anymore since the kids are grown but I always like seeing the cute stuff each year! Love your staffies...mine are faux cheapies!

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  17. LOL you crack me up Shelia!! Your mantel looks beautiful, I LOVE that pretty wreath!

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  18. Oh I love your Valentine's Mantel. I don't have valentine's decor either, but I think you did a fabulous job of creating the look. Gorgeous wreath and I do love your doggies. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  19. I don't have Valentine decorations either. Your reds are the perfect touch for the holiday. That wreath is so pretty!

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  20. I am sure I have said it before but I love your fireplace..looks so much like the one I grew up with.

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  21. What a great wreath! Never seen one before like that....beautiful!

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  22. Oh Shelia,

    That rose wreath is just GORGEOUS! Your friend sure gave you a super special gift.

    Have a terrific week.

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  23. I love your mantel. I Have been looking for ideas to update my mantel. I'm pinning this for future!

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  24. I love your mantel! That wreath is spectacular! I can't believe it is made from tree shavings!
    Have a wonderful week! I took off from work most of this week to spend time with my daughter and my new grandson :)

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  25. Your mantel looks lovely, Shelia! Just by adding a few red pieces here & there and you've got a great look for Valentine's Day. I love the wreath!

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  26. Shelia,
    What a gorgeous wood shaving rose wreath, dear friend!!!
    It is exquisite in the close~up photo!!!
    Love all the red on your mantle!
    Have a marvelous week!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. Wood shavings....love it. I would say all the red on your mantle gets you right into the spirit of Valentine's.

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  28. What a gorgeous wreath, I love it and to think that it's wood shavings!? Ella Fitzgerald had such a great voice, they just don't sing like that anymore.
    Your little staffies are all beautiful! Your mantel looks very Valentine-y!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  29. Pretty,pretty,pretty! I really like a subtle Valentine's look and you have done it perfectly! Love those urns and what a sweet friend you have - that wreath is so neat. Jane

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  30. I always enjoy seeing how you decorate and change up your mantle for the seasons and holidays.

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  31. I love how you decorated your mantel, Shelia. So pretty!...Christine

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  32. Shelia - Your mantle looks festive even if you didn't intend for it to. The wreath is beautiful. What a sweet gift from I'm sure a sweet friend. Looks great.

    Judy

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  33. Oh Shelia....I love your wreath....at first I thought it was made out of paper....to my surprise is was not, Wood shavings???? who would have thought! It's gorgeous!!!
    Oh and I am totally in love with your crochet blanket draped over your chair....did you make that??? BEAU-TI-FUL!!!
    Hugs, Shari ")

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  34. Love all your red touches! That rose wreath made from wood shavings is gorgeous! I want one!!

    Katherine

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  35. Shelia I LOVE your mantle! I haven't looked around in awhile and need to! :)
    xoxo
    Kristi

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  36. Your mantel is just lovely! Love your new wreath! So pretty!!

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  37. Shelia, your mantle is so beautiful! The wreath is gorgeous! Every details is just perfect!

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  38. Shelia, your mantel looks lovely! The urns are so delicate and make the greenery pop. I adore that wreath -- looks like ones I've seen from Smith & Hawkins!

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  39. Very pretty and festive too! I have a set of dogs very similar to yours. Perhaps they are from the same litter.

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  40. Your reds for Valentines are simply lovely. I am loving that rose wreath made of wood shavings....amazing, beautiful! Diane

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  41. I don't remember the urns but I love them! The dogs too!

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  42. That looks great Shelia! I love the wreath!
    Sherry

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  43. Shelia, it all looks so pretty and looks intended for Valentine's Day. What a pretty wreath, clever and I've never seen your urns, but love them..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  44. Your mantel is beautiful, Shelia. I love the title of this post. At first I thought manifestation...what??? Then I looked closer. Cute!

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  45. Hi Sheila, What a lovely wreath! The color is outstanding. Love the Staffies too - looks like you have some more of them in your glassed in shelving. What a lovely room! Hope Chloe Dawn is doing well. Take care and hope your week is going well.
    blessings, Beth

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  46. What a pretty wreath...Wood shavings you say? Wow! Love it. Your mantel looks beautiful, as always.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤Ana

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  47. I love the way you write...feel like I am hanging on to each word!!!! Such a pretty red wreath.

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  48. So pretty, I love that wreath, and all of your warm decorating touches.

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  49. Oh I love all your pretty red! Please stop by to see me! I have a big surprise for you!!!

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  50. I love your Staffies, too!!! Everything looks lovely! Blessings, Tammy

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  51. Shelia,
    What a beautiful room!
    The mantle is lovely and that wreath is stunning!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  52. OK, if I had those urns, they'd stay on my mantel all of the time! I love those. Are they Quimper? Your mantel looks so pretty. laurie

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  53. Precious and perfect Sheila. The urn is so pretty paired up with the reds.

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  54. The mantle is beautiful and I love the urns and topiaries. xx, Sherry

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  55. Sheila, as always, you've done a beautiful job. You're soooo good at styling!

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  56. Nicely done. I don't think you have to go out and buy cheesy valentine tchotchkies to come up with a seasonal holiday look. Your pops of red are doing the trick and I adore those dogs too. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

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  57. That is such an INVITING room! It looks like it could warm the heart!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)