Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Fallen Mantel

Hello, Dear Ones!
Slowly but surely I'm Falling all over the place in my home and I thought it was time for my mantel to Fall!

 Here she is ~ all Falled up!

 I love seeing all of the soft pastels of Autumn but for me I must have the oranges, yellows and golds of the season. 

 I started with this basket I found many years ago. 
I don't know why, but I only use it at this time of the year. I'm a silly, I know! 
Well, any way, I've used it as the centerpiece for my mantel.

 Okie, dokie! I poked in all sorts of Fallen fauxs.
I just love my fauxs! 
You may ask, can you love your flaux flowers?
Well, you bet your wire cutters you can!
As I always say, I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me!
 Lots of lovely Fallen fauxs.

 I found some cattails, faux of course, and poked them in my basket as the backdrop of my arrangement.
Now there aren't as many cattails as you think. 
They're doubling themselves in my mirror.

 On to the left side of my mantel...
 booked, pun'kined, Fallen leaved and berried.

Aren't the colors so pretty?

 Moving along to the right side of the mantel.

 More pun'kins, Fallen leaves and berries.

 I've also poked in some picks and a Fallen leaves garland and called it done.
 Hope you like my Fallen mantel 
and I wish it was cool enough outside so I could light the fireplace.
But it's almost 90' and that just ain't right, is it?
No, no Nannette, it is not!
But I'll just have to be patient and wait.

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


Autumn, it feels like Autumn
Although the breeze is still
I feel the chill of Autumn
Oh, yes, it's Autumn
It's always Autumn
However green the hill
To me it still is Autumn
I can feel the frost now
That makes my Spring and Summer dreams
Seem lost now
Why can't the Autumn haze
Recall the days of warm summer laughter?
That faded soon after in the Autumn
He left in Autumn
And though another season's here
I feel the emptiness of Autumn
All the year..

~ sung by Barbra Streisand