Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fall Mantelfestation

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I thought I had better finish showing you my fall decorating before it's time to start pulling it all down again. I'm going to start my Christmasing a little earlier this year because we're hosting a Christmas party early in December! So come on back into the den to see my mantel.
 The weather has been so nice but it's always cozy to have a little fire going!
 Here's what all I poked up on my mantel - mantelfestation! My word of course. First of all I'm loving changing out what plates to hang on the wall for the different seasons!
 I love my Roosters and they had been a tad neglected so I brought out my most favorite and poked him up here on the right hand side among pun'kins and some fallen leaves.
 Twin candlesticks and a little birdcage sitting on books ~ the centerpiece of the mantelfestation.



I don't know if you can see it or not but there is a little Rooster in there among all of the Fallen things.
 Here's the left side with a little trio of Roosters, all of them very different from the other. On the far left you can see my little good luck cricket! He just hopped right up here on the mantel.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my Fallen mantelfestation! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave yo with a little Note Song ~

Hazy Shade of Winter

Time, time, time

See what's become of me
Time, time, time
See what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please
Look around
Leaves are brown
And the sky
Is a hazy shade of winter
Hear the salvation army band
Down by the riverside
It's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry a cup in your hand
Look around
Leaves are brown
And the sky
Is a hazy shade of winter
Hang on to your hopes my friend
That's an easy thing to say
But if your hopes should pass away
Simply pretend
That you can build them again
Look around
Grass is high
Fields are ripe
It's the springtime of my life
Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won't you stop and remember me?
Look around
Leaves are brown
And the sky
Is a hazy shade of winter
Look around
Leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow
On the ground
Look around
Leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow
On the ground
Look around
Leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow
On the ground
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkle


40 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful fall mantle!

    Kathy

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  2. Oh Shelia! Outstanding! I love, love fall mantels and you have such lovely and festive collectibles! I know your home is welcoming and reflects the beauty of Autumn! Hugs!

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  3. Pretty colors and so cozy with that roaring fire!
    Shelley

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  4. Love it and your fabulous Rooster collection. Gorgeous.

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  5. Your Fall decorating has been inspiring. I haven't done much this year and I'd better get busy and do a bit more before Thanksgiving. I have family and possibly a guest or two coming for Thanksgiving dinner. I'll add a bit more just in time to put it all away again! Your home is so lovely and I enjoy seeing everything you do there.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Your Fall MANTEFESTATIONS look just darling, Sheila. I love how my word correction thing keeps blinking over your new "word". lol
    It has been a fun fall for you, I know,. being close to family now.
    Have a great Sunday and if my family asks I was not here visiting blogs! xo Diana

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  7. You've nailed the autumn look, Shelia! I always enjoy seeing where your roosters will be in your pretty home. Gotta say, though that your leasded glass fireplace screen is gorgeous - I think it is truly stunning.

    PS "mantlefestations" is hilarious, you are so funny. Hugs.

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  8. Very festive mantle...and I love your colorful rooster! Sheila

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  9. Everything looks beautiful and oh, so festive! I love your roosters....when I am out and about, I always think of you when I see roosters! Have fun decorating for Christmas now.

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  10. Your Fallen Mantelfestation and Other Decorating is just Gorgeous Shelia! I always know when I see something FALLEN on your blog...it's not that you've fallen down...but that you're having fun decorating. You're a STITCH!! Have a great day!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  11. Your mantel looks wonderful in all of its fall glory!

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  12. Your autumn mantlefestations look beautiful! I love how you've included your roosters for the show. I've commented before about your fireplace screen---Charming leaded glass!! So cozy for fall. Enjoy your day! xo♥

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  13. Your Fallen posts have made me so happy this year. Now on to Christmas, can't wait!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  14. I can imagine how nice it must be to be sitting near your fireplace reading a book, listening to music or simply looking at your decorations.
    Have fun!

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  15. Lots of sweet comments and so true, this time of the year for a fireplace going with beautiful Fallen favorites to enjoy. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you so much, sweet Kathleen!

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  16. Very cozy with all your beautiful fall decorations! I wanted to comment on your lamp that was damaged in the move. It makes me so angry when movers do these stupid things...I just have a real hard time handling these situations. I guess I have no patience for it....
    Jeannette

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I appreciate your concern too about the negligence of the packers. Urrrrr!
      Thanks for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  17. Shelia, I love it all. And you know I love those roosters. Your decorating is always so fresh....so inspiring!

    Hugs, Barb

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  18. Your fall mantle looks terrific. Of course you know how much I love roosters and I always try to incorporate them in all my decorations.
    I will be taking down my fall decorations this week and starting my Christmas decorations and sewing project that I am trying to finish before Christmas.
    Have a great week Shelia.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  19. Your mantle is so pretty. I still haven't taken down my Halloween stuff that is kind of mixed in with all the just fall things. I'll have to do that this week. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas decorating you do :)

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  20. Shelia,
    Lovely Fall Mantle, dear friend!!!
    I think your Roosters look amazing among the Fall leaves and the pumpkins!!!
    I, too, have begun decorating for Christmas earlier this year!!!
    I'm hoping to be able to set by the hearth and enjoy the Christmas Holiday!!!
    Making room for Jesus Birth in my heart and in my home!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. You are hosting a party in your new home? How exciting! Now this will be your 2nd Christmas there, right?

    Your fall mantel is beautiful. I really like the colors you chose.

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  22. Love your mantel décor, Shelia. Your home looks so cozy. I miss my 3 fireplaces in Natchez. We don't have any here in FL....Christine

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  23. I love your fall mantel. I wish I had one to decorate. It's so pretty and I love that you put your favorite roosters on it.

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  24. I was thinking the same thing -- the house is all fallish and in a couple of weeks, woosh! Down comes fall, up comes Christmas! Your mantle is lovely -- but then you know how much I enjoy your decorating posts!

    Lovely day to you!

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  25. Beautiful fall mantel Shelia. Pumpkins, roosters and garland together are perfect. So cozy and inviting to enjoy sitting in from of the gorgeous fireplace. You created the best mantelfestation!!
    Enjoy a new week my friend. xo

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  26. Lol... I love the post titles you come up with! I like the mix you came up with- the garlands and roosters are cute together. I saw your lantern and said "eek" I also put together a lantern with a bird in it. I just haven't finished what I'm doing with it yet. I'm still holding back on Christmas deco but I am dreaming up my ideas for it!

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  27. I love that you mixed roosters in with the pumpkins and other fall decorations Shelia, they really have all the beautiful fall colors so they look fantastic! I will be decorating for Christmas soon too. I decorated in November for the first time last year and it took so much pressure off of the weeks between Christmas and Thanksgiving and freed up so much time. I plan on decorating in November from now on!

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  28. Hermosa decoración de otoño, y los gallos hermosisimos, Estaré a la espera de la decoración navideña, siempre es un gusto verla, sería la segunda en su hermosa casa nueva. Saludos Shirley

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    1. Thank you, sweet Shirley! Hope all is well with you.

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  29. Sheila, Your mantelfestation is beautiful! :) Love the touches of roosters! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor! ~Hope your week is off to a great start! Rhonda

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  30. Very pretty! Your birds all look very at home! xx

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  31. Sheila, you have a glorious parade of yard birds there! I just knew there was going to be one hiding in the center of your mantelfestation! The fire looks oh so cozy! Have a happy week!

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  32. Your mantel is decorated so pretty and cheerful and just perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

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  33. Yes, I did enjoy seeing your fall mantel, it looks quite lovey. Love all your roosters.

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  34. I can't believe you have roosters here too! how many do you have? You are one lucky lady, love this Fall Mantel!

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  35. Mantlefestaions, I LOVE IT!!! And I love how you have done it, so pretty! Love all your roosters mixed in with the pumpkins and leaves.

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  36. Your mantel looks great. Love your little good luck cricket.

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  37. Shelia, your mantle is gorgeous! What a beautiful way to celebrate the season. xxx Maria

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