Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I've been sitting here looking out the front windows of my shop and noticed the leaves changing.....I need to take a picture of the tree across the street. It is the most perfect beautiful tree! Of course its in a cemetery.....need I say more. PEACEFUL! I have been wanting to stroll through this lush green pasture but I haven't yet. I will, though and I WILL take my camera.

This morning I was up very early about 3am. I didn't feel well...allergies and no medicine. So I sat with Chloe on the couch and made some tea. Not sure what it is about tea, but it sure makes me feel better! I was looking at my mantle all decorated and decided to take a few pictures to share.
I have redone this mantle at least three times. I just couldn't get the look I wanted. I'm not sure this is it either! lol
Are you like me and look at dozens of mantles and love most of them? I then look at what I have to work with and say, NOPE! I just can't run out every season and buy more. I have to do with what I have especially now that I own a shop.
  Before you get all excited at the fact that you think I can buy anything I want in my shop, let me let you in on a little secret. There is good and bad to owning a shop! You want most of it. You can't have it because you wouldn't make any money! Your money would go to paying off your new items instead of for rent! So most of the time I say NO! It has been really hard. When I first started out, I would bring home a box of things and return them the next day realizing I couldn't afford to buy them. I will be honest and say I did bring home a silver pair of salt & pepper shakers. It is hard, extremely hard not to buy!

This is my fireplace in my living room.

Here is a close up.

This is a half of a bushel basket. I did have it hanging on a door and it fell off. I think I will put it on the front porch.

Chloe & my coffee table! I bought the iron candlestick holder at a garage sale for $5.00! I was going to sell it in the store but decided to keep it. lol See what I mean?
Both of the pedestals are from Goodwill.

This is on one side of my fireplace. I have indents.....I wish the builder thought like a woman and built bookcases. Men should not be designing houses! (If we designed them maybe we couldn't afford them afterwards. lol)
Sorry, but you can see the kitchen light in the Thomas Kincaid Picture.

I forgot to take the other side so I guess you'll have to wait until I get home to see the rest!

I am so happy you stopped by....come again to see what's up at Sweetladyelaine's!

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Your mantle is fall festive! You are right- a peaceful walk under autumn trees can't be beat- even if it is in a cemetary!

  2. What a lovely post. I love your fireplace and all the decor. This is my favorite time of year and i love seeing what you crafty ladies do! Thank you for sharing and i hope your allergies get allergies are killing me this week!
    ~holly c~

  3. Sweet Autumn Blessings to you!
    Hope you're feeling better.