Saturday, September 5, 2015

Late Summer Mantel

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, Fall is almost here and I thought I would show you my den mantel before I poked pun'kins and stuff all over it!
We still are using our old chairs for now. One day we'll get new ones but not today. My decor on the shelves has sorta stayed the same.
I used bird stuff up on the mantel and changed out the plates on each side of the mirror. I'm loving that I can change out the plates with the seasons.
I got these little lanterns last year and I just love them. There have battery operated candles in them and when turned on they flicker! I love flickering!
Now most of you have seen my wreath I made many years ago with my shabby fabric roses. I love these little vintage bird figurines. Those two on each side of the books are the same but one has been painted with a heavier hand.
A close up so you can see all of the bird cuteness.
The area on the left hand side. You can see the lantern better and the bird plate I've used. Oh, my little hearth cricket decided to join the birds! :) He'd better watch out, he could become dinner!
Here is the right side.
We changed the bulbs out in the little spotlights over the fireplace and they seem to be much brighter. My snap looks a little washed out. It's really not this bright in person, but the birds are loving the attention so I will give it to them for now! I'm not telling them their little bird days are numbered! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Three Little Birds

 "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright
Singing' "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"
Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Saying', ("This is my message to you")
Singing' "Don't worry 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singing' "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!"
Rise up this mornin'
Smiled with the risin' sun
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true
Sayin', "This is my message to you"
Singin' "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be alright. Don't worry!"
Singin' "Don't worry about a thing" I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singin' "Don't worry about a thing
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright" I won't worry!
Singin' "Don't worry about a thing
Cause every little thing gonna be alright."
Singin' "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be alright!
~ sung by Bob Marley

38 comments:

  1. Good Morning Shelia, Your mantel is beautiful. Love the sweet little birds and the lanterns are perfect. I love the flickering faux candles too and especially the ones on timers. I have them all over the place. Love your pretty wreath in the white and the mirror is stunning.
    Enjoy the last of summer and a nice holiday weekend sweet friend.
    Hugs, cm

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  2. Good Morning Shelia, Your mantel is beautiful. Love the sweet little birds and the lanterns are perfect. I love the flickering faux candles too and especially the ones on timers. I have them all over the place. Love your pretty wreath in the white and the mirror is stunning.
    Enjoy the last of summer and a nice holiday weekend sweet friend.
    Hugs, cm

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  3. Love the bright and cheerful look you went for..
    those little birdies are precious..

    enjoy the weekend~!

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  4. I love your collection of birds and the beautiful way you've displayed them! I'm partial to birds, too! :) And I never thought to change out my hanging plates as the seasons/holidays change, or I take a notion, lol! That's a very clever idea! Hope you and your family have a great Labor Day Weekend! ~Rhonda

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  5. So pretty and I love all the birds!
    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. Bob Marley! I didn't expect to see him here! :-D

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  7. Love your mantel! I hate to tell my birds that their display days are numbered also...LOL! Changing to some fall-ish decor this weekend (well that's the plan anyway).
    hugs,
    Linda

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  8. These are so pretty. Someone gave me a similar cardinal and I love looking at it! Happy Labor Day weekend!

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  9. This is such a friendly, cozy, curl up and feel at home kind of spot. I love it! Love your birds too.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. That's still one of my favorite wreathes ever! I was in an antique mall a week or so ago and came across this little white chicken for $1. For some reason I immediately thought of you. I told myself: "Shelia would not let this little dollar chicken sit here lonely. So I brought it home.
    Brenda

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  11. Hi Shelia,
    What a pretty mantel you have and I like to book shelves too. You did a great job making the wreath with the pretty fabric flowers.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Julie xo

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  12. You know that I love to have fun decorating my mantel and I always enjoy seeing yours too! The birds look very pretty don't they and very happy in their home! I like the idea of hanging the wreath in front of the mirror, it looks lovely!! xx

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  13. You mantel looks beautiful Shelia and your birds are gorgeous. You inspired me with that wreath on the mirror ;)

    I think I'm starting on my Fall decor soon, but there isn't much. I need some pumpkins!

    I hope your weekend is wonderful, my dear friend.

    xoxo,
    rue

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  14. Hello Dear Shelia, I do love your mantel and built in shelves. It gives you all kinds of room to share your lovely treasures. Everything looks awesome just the way it is. however, I too am ready to change to Fall decor. My favorite season has always been Fall since I was a child. Could it be trick or treat or is it because it is my birthday in Oct. HA!

    I am so happy to have time to visit you today.
    Happy Labor Day weekend.
    Love,
    Jeanne

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  15. Hi Shelia - I love your mantel and wall shelves. What fun they are for you to use your creativity and change things up for the seasons. Love the bird theme as I, too, have a small collection. I'm looking forward to your fall decor...it's my favorite time of year. Hugs, Deb

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  16. Love your mantle...so bright and cheery and glad that summer is not yet over!!! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!!

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  17. How lovely!! Happy and Safe Labor Day weekend! ~ Donna E.

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  18. Reminds me of the fireplace in our home growing up, my Dad built it. It had a nice hearth like yours, loved sitting there with the fire. Love all your pretties!

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  19. What is it about those bird figurines that just make you smile, I wonder?
    I have a collection of them too. Now if I just had a mantle.....
    I like your lanterns too, Shelia. They will look nice on the mantle with any
    seasons décor.

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  20. What a cozy room! I love the idea of changing out the plates to match the seasons. I hope you are having a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

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  21. Shelia,
    Great Late Summer Mantel Decor, dear friend!!!
    I love the plates and changing them out with the Seasons is a fabulous idea!!!
    Also, love how you've hung a wreath in front of your mirror!!!
    Birds will always be found somewhere within my home decor, too!!!
    "Mr. Ed" & I enjoy "bird watching" on the Prairie at all our feeders!!!
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous, comfortable home with us!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. I am just about ready for Autumn, too. I always try to hold out until it is "official", but I am so...ready.

    Your mantel looks pretty. We have built-ins on either side of our fireplace, too. I really want mine painted like yours because I am so tired of the stained wood. I want a brighter look. Your pretties show up so nice.

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  23. Your birds are beautiful, Sheila, the plates and the figurines! Love the lanterns too. I got all my Fall decorating INSIDE done this week!!! It is still HOT here but it is Fall inside:) I am having 9 for dinner next weekend so wanted it all done and clean. Hope you are having a great weekend!!!

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  24. Your Summer mantle is very pretty and I love all the little birdies. Your fireplace with the bookcase on each side is great. So many things that you can change out - love it.
    Have a great week, Shelia.
    Mary

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  25. So. so petty! Send some of those pretty hand made roses my way :)

    Jane xx

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  26. Muy linda decoración para el otoño, acá nosotros solo tenemos dos estaciones seca y lluviosa o sea verano e invierno, pero nunca he docorado por el cambio de estación. Muy buena idea. Me fascinan los pájaritos. Saludos Sheila para ti y tu esposo. Y tus lindos nietos.

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  27. Beautiful mantel Shelia. Love those lanterns!
    Have a great day
    Jeannette

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  28. Hi Shelia! Your mantel is so pretty. Don't you love having all the built ins on that wall too? You have so many beautiful collections that making a pretty mantel is easy for you.

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  29. Oh Shelia it's so charming!! I love bird figurines, have many myself. Your arrangement is so pretty, I love the lanterns, and the plates really complete it. Beautiful!!

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  30. Poor little birdies not knowing their days are numbered. lol It looks great, Shelia and I have always loved that wreath of yours. Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day- xo Diana

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  31. Your mantel is so nice. Mine hardly made it to summer décor and now it's time to get our the Fall things! I have battery-operated candles that flicker for my mantel and I love them. Your birds are so pretty. I used to have quite a few birds - in fact, I may still have some of them somewhere in my stuff! Your new home is so wonderful and I am thrilled you have such fun being close to your dear ones.
    ~Adrienne~

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  32. That is just beautiful Shelia! You bookcases look so very beautiful too! What a darling collection of birds you have! Hope you had a marvelous weekend!

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  33. Very pretty.I haven't gotten the fall things out yet. Soon.

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  34. Very pretty, Shelia. I know soon enough I'll be bringing out the fall pretties but I'm just not ready yet! I'll try to hold on till the equinox! But we'll see!

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  35. Very pretty mantel. I love those book shelves and that wreath. :)
    Joy @ Books and Life

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  36. Very nice Shelia! Love your book shelves and that wreath also. Such an inviting place.

    Judy

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  37. LOVE that wreath! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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