Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My Mantel Has Fallen!

Hello, Dear Ones! I am continuing with my Falleness at our new to us home! We've lived here about five months and after unpacking I just didn't want to or did I care to get down to decorating but now I'm enjoying it again. I'm learning where I want to place things. Some times it's working and some times it's not! But I think my mantel works and I wanted to show it to you!
 My mirror is still not hanging in the center of the fireplace wall and we are going to move it but I can't do it! Mr. Precious has to get out the huge tall ladder to do it. He will. So...on we go.
The mantle does extend a little bit more on the right side. Strange, huh? 
In the center I've placed this olden vase in an olden glass footed bowl that was my little mothers. I think it is a pun'kin, looks like one to me. Does it look like a pun'kin to you? Well, it's acting as a pun'kin for my mantel! Then I've placed my largest Staffies on either side of the pun'kin vase. They just love playing in the leaves.
I didn't purchase many news items this year but I did buy a couple of these glass pun'kins since this color of blue seems to be showing up a lot in my living room. Pretty, isn't it?
 Then while shopping for pun'kins I found this pretty hand painted one. So pretty. I found this and the teal blue at "At Home", formally Garden Ridge.
 Continuing with my blue and white are a set of candle sticks. The dark "Blue Willow" blue looks nice with the teal blue. Oh, that candle is a dark blue but it shows up rather purpley here.
 Here is the other little hand painted pun'kin! I love these little guys.
 I have three garlands of fallen leaves that are intertwined here and there is a pip berry garland in there too. On the right hand side which is longer, I've placed a bunch of autumn colored dark red roses to try and balance it out.
Okie dokie pokies, there is my living room mantel all Falled up! I'm having fun decorating my new to me house! I just crank down the air conditioning and go to town! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you a little Note Songs ~

Autumn Leaves


The falling leaves
Drift by the window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses
The sunburned hands
I used to hold

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I'll hear
Old winter's song

But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall

Since you went away
The days grow long
And soon I'll hear
Old winter's song

But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall 
~ sung by Frank Sinatra

18 comments:

  1. Your mantel is gorgeous and I love your pretty leaves. That wonderful blue and white pumpkin is a keeper for sure.

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  2. Hermoso..que bien que has retomado la decoración Sheila, y es que ya tiene tu toque personal...tan cálido se ve...acá en Costa Rica como solo invierno y verano tenemos y no se suele decorar las casas solamente en tiempo de independencia y navidad...
    A mí en lo personal me encanta ver sus decoraciones de otoño...

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    1. Hi Shirley! I didn't realize your country didn't decorate for fall. We were able to travel to Costa Rico once and it is a beautiful place. Thank you always for coming to visit!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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    2. Hola Sheila, si acá no es tradición, por lo general se suele decorar más que todo en Navidad como tradición, como decorar la casa según cada estación no,porque solo dos tenemos, sino que fechas importantes como las que mencioné si decoramos...Por eso a mík me llama mucho la atención que ustedes hasta en pascua decoran...talvez hay algunas personas de otros países que viven acá y por tradición celebran pero nosotros no....me parece..almenos yo decoro mi casa y muy sencilla en independencia y navidad...

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  3. I love all the different pumpkins in your decor. Yes, I think that big one in the bowl,is a pumpkin. The dogs are just right there in the leaves. Glad you love decorating again. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. I like the purple candles and blue vases! The room is so well lit. It's beautiful!

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  5. You did a great job decorating you mantel and it looks just perfect for fall!

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  6. It's all lovely but that handpainted blue and white is a real stunner!

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  7. Your mantle looks beautiful! You are such a good decorator. :-) I love it.

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  8. yay!!--you're back posting! Love the pretty mantel and I was going to say " love that touch of PURPLE on the end candles!!"----but looks like they are actually BLUE. LOL oh well---still pretty. I love to use purple in our Fall decorating. I haven't got out our Fall boxes yet, we've been evacuated because of bad Dorian. Anyway.....glad you're back and love your cute Staffies too! I'd love to find some reproductions, they sell ALOT OF those antique ones here for a very hefty price. PS--we also have the same table, LOL! I love ours.

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  9. LOVEly post and getting ready for FALL you all.
    Blessings,
    d

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  10. Cranking down the AC is a must isn't it Sheila. Loving your Fall Mantle. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  11. I am so happy you are back. And you are loving decorating your new to you house. Your mantle looks lovely. Those pumpkin's are gorgeous,especially the big blue and white. Looks good Shelia. Hugs to you.

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  12. Your mantel looks wonderful, loving the beautiful shade of blue that you have added. Stunning.

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  13. Very nice mantel Shelia. Your new pumpkins are very pretty. Cooler temps here and definitely feeling fallish….
    Take care
    Jeannette

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  14. What a lovely mantle, Sheila, ready for fall! And that song has always been one of my favorites. I love when Nat King Cole sings it...

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  15. I love the blue pumpkins! Your mantle looks gorgeous!

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  16. Love the BLUE in the pumpkins, Sheila!

    I hate it when my Mr. has to get out the BIG ladder. He has four. One for different things. When you have a two story house EVERYTHING is more challenging.

    Happy ALMOST FALL! <3

    <3Rebecca

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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 :)