Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Easter Mantel

Hello, Dear Ones!
I'm still Eastering here at Note Songs cottage and thought I would show you my mantel.

 Most of you know our fireplace is in the den where we spend most of our time so I wanted the mantel to be fun and  casual with a little cutesy silly thrown in!
Yes, that's a cricket you see on the hearth on the left. 
Crickets are supposed to bring your home good luck when placed by your fireplace.
Need all of the luck and goodness I can get! :)
Just sayin'.

 Of course my mantel had to be poked full of bunnies.

 Here's a cute little wreath I found last year at Marshalls.
So up over the mirror it went.

 Here's the right side of the mantel...bunnies!
That little bunny vase is as old as Methuselah.
I'm just in love with these little covered bunny dishes and the pink glass just thrills my soul!
Oh, that's an old hymn... All that thrills my soul is Jesus,
He is more than life to me;
And the fairest of ten thousand

In my blessed Lord I see.

I do get carried away some times with my songs! :)

 Here's the left side of the mantel...more bunnies.
 I bought the haystack of sticks with flowers and Easter eggs this year and just thought it was darling. I love darling, don't you? Had to poke an egg cup down too.

 Here's my bunny who looks like he needs to go to the bathroom. 
I hope he can hop down from the mantel okay.
Oh, and a nest! You all know Easter bunnies need nests for the Easter eggs don't you?

 Here's one more Bunny covered dish.
This little lady is a lot bigger than the two pink ones and she is 'with eggs' if you know what I mean.
I think that nest will come in handy for her! :)
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my Easter mantel.

I'm so sorry I've not been visiting like I would like.
My uncle passed away. He was my mother's youngest brother.
He's in Heaven tonight and that is such a comfort.
If you recall a little over a month ago another of her brother's passed away.
So, we won't be going to Alabama this time 
as it's just too hard for my little 89 year old mother.
I've been with her as much as I can to love on her and dry her tears.
She is the oldest child out of eight children in her family
and has two more sisters living.
I do feel so blessed to have my mother here with me on this earth.
If you think of me today...say a little prayer for her.
You know how I love and appreciate you all.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

All That Thrills My Soul Is Jesus


Who can cheer the heart like Jesus,

By His presence all divine?

True and tender, pure and precious,

O how blest to call Him mine!

All that thrills my soul is Jesus,

He is more than life to me;

And the fairest of ten thousand

in my blessed Lord I see.



 Love of Christ so freely given,

Grace of God beyond degree,

Mercy higher than the heaven,

Deeper than the deepest sea!

All that thrills my soul is Jesus,

He is more than life to me;

And the fairest of ten thousand

in my blessed Lord I see.



What a wonderful redemption!

Never can a mortal know

How my sin, tho red like crimson,

Can be whiter than the snow.

All that thrills my soul is Jesus,

He is more than life to me;

And the fairest of ten thousand

in my blessed Lord I see.



 Every need His hand supplying,

Every good in Him I see;

On His strength divine relying,

He is all in all to me.

All that thrills my soul is Jesus,

He is more than life to me;

And the fairest of ten thousand

in my blessed Lord I see.



 By the crystal flowing river,

With the ransomed I will sing,

And forever and forever,

Praise and glorify the King.

All that thrills my soul is Jesus,

He is more than life to me;

And the fairest of ten thousand

in my blessed Lord I see.
~ sung by me today