Sunday, June 7, 2009


Hello, Dear Ones...that's right! I said Mantlefestation. I'll bet you thought it was a typo, didn't you? Oh, no no Nannette! I made up a new word for my mantle! Yes, I did! I manipulated the word, manifestation:

Main Entry:
\ˌma-nə-fə-ˈstā-shən, -ˌfe-ˈstā-\
1 a: the act, process, or an instance of manifesting b (1): something that manifests or is manifest (2): a perceptible, outward, or visible expression

See? A manifestation is an outward or visible expression! And that's what I did to my mantle! I down right outwards, visibly expressed it! Therefore...mantlefestation! Am I clever or what? :)

Well, I never feel like I get my mantle right. It's a hard process for me. I look at books and mags and at your blogs and I just have such a hard time with mantlefestation.
But I'm trying and this is my mantlefestation. I know, I know, that is a mirror with a picture sitting in front of it. It's a very olden very plain mirror that has been in our family for more years than I'm old (now, that's a long time, you know ~ I'm very long in the tooth). But it's so very heavy and I'm not allowed to lift very heavy things anymore or things that have been fixed might just bust open, so it's still there. Just ignore the mirror for now. :P

This is one side of my mantlefestation...the fashion plate that I so cleverly made, a little green bowl and my every staying put starfish!
Here is the other side of my mantlefestation...another frillier green bowl, tall green vase and a chippy white bird.
Here's the picture sitting in front of my very olden heavy can't remove it or I'll bust out somewhere, mirror! The colors of this painting are so perfect for my den.
These two topiaries in the pretty urns ( I love these urns and can you love urns? You bet your whatevers you can!) were sitting on top and each side of the mantle. But with my mantlefestation, I took them down and put them on the hearth. By the way, I made these topiaries a few years back. I'm so creative you know! :) You know I'm kidding. Also that is a little bitty cricket sitting on the left hand side in front of the fireplace screen. Crickets on the hearth bring good luck! No crickets were hurt or killed in the making of this post! That's a metal cricket!

Well, there you have it, Dear Ones, my mantlefestation! What do you think? Did I get it right or do I need to do some more mantlefestationing? I'm just never sure.

I hope you'll think about mantlefestationing yourself. It was fun and I do love my new word. Please use it appropriately when you can! I would appreciate it. Hey, I've just thought of something. I can start a new dictionary for Blogland ~ The New Note Songs New Words Dictionary! Cool, huh?

Now, please go see our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more transformations!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You Decorated My Life

All my life was a paper once plain,
pure and white

Till you moved with your pen
changin' moods now and then

Till the balance was right
Then you added some music,
ev'ry note was in place

And anybody could see all the changes
in me by the look on my face

And you decorated my life,
created a world where dreams area apart

And you decorated my life
by paintin' your love all over my heart

You decorated my life

Like a rhyme with no reason
in an unfinished song

There was no harmony life meant nothin' to me,
until you came along

And you brought out the colors,
what a gentle surprise

Now I'm able to see all the things
life can be shinin' soft in your eyes

And you decorated my life,
created a world where dreams are a part

And you decorated my life
by paintin' your love all over my heart

You decorated my life
~sung by Kenny Rogers