Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Mantel


Hello, Dear Ones! I've finally got all of my Christmasing put up! But then I turn around and see something I missed! I'm going to have to buy a bin just for my little Christmasing leftovers! :) Do you do that too?

Well, I've been trying to get my home back in order and thought I would show you my mantel.
 Kinda January and wintry looking although it's 70 degrees and feels like a spring day outside. I'm still turning on the air conditioning! :)

 I was going to go a little simple on my mantel but I just couldn't do it.

 No, no, Nannette! I could not do it! So I just poked stuff up on it until I ran out of room! :)

 I know you've seen my urns with the topiaries many times before. I found these urns at Home Goods many years ago. They are supposed to be twins and are hand painted but as you can see, they are not identical twinkies! But I still love 'em!

 Now how do you like my new cardinal? Isn't he beautiful? Pretty little cardinal perched on a fence post sitting on my mantel! I love it.

He's a very proud bird too, as you can see!

 Hear him singing? I just love his little cardinal note songs! :)

 Now you know I like to be truthful, so I must confess. This cardinal was not supposed to be mine! Again...no, no Nannette! Let me tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories. :)
Mr. Precious had come home with some Christmas gifts for family members and Mr. Cardinal was in the bag! I saw it and just screamed my most tiny head off! "Oh, I love him!" I exclaimed as he ran out of sight. "You know how I love birds and he'll look so good in the den!" Mr. Precious just looked at me and said, "Oh, I bought this for_____! You really like it?"  "Do dogs like bones?" I asked! My tiny heart sank, and I'm just sure I started to cry, lips tremblin' and all. You know the drill. "Well, if you like him that much - he's yours!" Then he hugged me and I hugged him back as my lips were trying so hard to stay closed around my most pearly whites smiling underneath! ;) I've got that man wrapped around my...:)

 Okay, enough true confessions. On each side of my cardinal I tossed down some wintry greens.

 I also poked in some pine cones and fruit and I was done!

So there you have it...my January mantel and my true confession for the week! :)



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Snowbird

Beneath it's snowy mantle cold and clean,
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green.
The snowbird sings the song he always sings,
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring. 
When I was young my heart was young then, too.
And anything that it would tell me, that's the thing that I would do.
But now I feel such emptiness within,
For the thing that I want most in life's the thing that I can't win.

Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
The one I love forever is untrue,
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you.

The breeze along the river seems to say,
That he'll only break my heart again should I decide to stay.
So, little snowbird, take me with you when you go,
To that land of gentle breezes where the peaceful waters flow.

Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.
The one I love forever is untrue,
And if I could you know that I would fly away with you.
Yeah, if I could I know that I would fly away with you. 
~ sung by Anne Murray