Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Mantel Has Fallen!

Hello, Dear Ones! It was time to get my mantel all Falled up so I went to town.
 Before I get started I wanted to tell you that we got a new fireplace insert. Before we just had gas logs, pretty but no heat. So we found this kind that does have faux gas logs but it also puts out lots of heat! It has a remote control and we're still learning how to use it and trying not to burn ourselves up with the heat. So, my long story to tell you I no longer need my leaded glass fire screen. I think this is a much neater and cleaner look to the den. Although I loved my glass fire screen.
 So I put up a wreath, one of two, that a made a zillion years ago. It needed a little more Fallen color so I poked in a few orangey leaves. On either side of the mirror you can see I hung up two creamy yellow plates.
 I pulled out some of my glass pun'kins to put on the mantel, raising up some on books. I laid down a garland of Fallen leaves and then those tiny little jack-o-lantern lights. Can you see them? They have a timer so I have them coming on at 2 pm and they stay on for 5 hours! Cool, huh?
 Just a touch of Fallen decor on the hearth. I have a funny story about that olden chalk cardinal. Last year when my little grandson, Campie, would come over he would go over to the bird and kiss it on the beak. He didn't make a big deal of it ~ he would just walk over and tenderly kiss it! Don't you just love that?
Hope Fall is looking good and feeling good at your house! Happy Fall, y'all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

You Light Up My Life

 So many nights I'd sit by my window

Waiting for someone to sing me his song
So many dreams I kept deep inside me
Alone in the dark but now you've come along
And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
Rollin' at sea, adrift on the water
Could it be finally I'm turnin' for home?
Finally a chance to say "Hey, I love you"
Never again to be all alone
And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
'Cause you, you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days and fill my nights with song
It can't be wrong
When it feels so right
'Cause you.....you light up my life
~ sung by Debby Boone