Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August Mantel

Hello, Dear Ones.
Well, one thing leads to another, doesn't it?
I hesitated a bit even posting about my mantel as so many of you are already getting your Fall on.
But I decided I would because it won't stay this way long! :)
I'm still here in the den.
After painting the backs of my builtins green, I started to change things around and that meant my mantel needed a change too!

Not quite summer and not quite fall...yet!
I must tell you, I've been milking that white pitcher with hydrangeas in it since spring.
So here she sits again.

I popped down a sweet platter I love.

This little bird landed here and I just didn't have the heart to tell her get down.

 A few faux hydrangeas poked down.
Makes me smile.

I tossed up this artichokey thingy to balance this side.

Now this is where I really show my talentedness! :)
I found those little butterfly lights months ago in a thrift shop for $2.00.
I had used them in a flower arrangement right here on my mantel.

I had to use them just once more before fall hit the scene.
So I grabbed my wreath with the shabby roses I made a few years ago and twirled my butterfly lights around it, plugged it in and now I'm  happy! 

I poked up some books and added my star fish who is always on my mantel in one place or the other.

So there's my mantel for August.
I feel a little chill in the air reminding me that pumpkins will be popping up soon.
Until then I'll continue to milk all the pieces to my mantel I can.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~