Wednesday, November 28, 2012

~OFF AND RUNNING~

I finally got started on decorating.  To be honest, it was difficult.  This has been a strange year for us.
Keeping busy and going through the motions helps.  Making things pretty, using my imagination and trying to put old things in a new ways...
 
The mantel...is done.  At least for now.   


I had trouble with blogger this evening..so I am giving up.  This photo is not clear but out of 20 some odd pictures, this one is the only one even half way showable.  I'm sorry. 
I have antlers in my home because my late husband was a hunter and fisherman.  I know some do not approve..but everyone's life is different.  Frank loved the outdoors.  That's who he was.
So..back to decorating tomorrow.  This picture was taken in th middle of the day with no flash.
Strange. 
 
We are getting rain for the next four days.  I DO love rainy weather. 
We did the garage sales on Saturday..I have to share my finds with you tomorrow.  Ok?
Just wait 'til you see! :):)
 
Love'n hugs,
Mona


15 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello!! my sweet Mona, girl I have been trying all evening to get a post up with no luck..here it is 3am and I'm still working it it ha ha!!
I really love that staple clock girl is it an antique ?? and antlers I see all over blogland right now..
I pray all is well on your side of the mountain girl..Love ya Mona..Hugs Gloria

NanaDiana said...

Hi Mona- It is nice to see you posting-with or without pictures. Blessings to you- I love your antlers and think they are a nice tribute to someone you spent part of your life with- xo Diana

SaucyKod said...

Good moring Mona: Always nice to see a post from you, whether it has photos or not, or even if it is only a few lines. Its always a thrill to hear from you.
Your mantle reminds me of my granny's house at Christmas, except my grandfather had a set of Moose Antlers over HIS fireplace. This would attract my eyes immediately, because someone that went hunting created a trophy of a proud moment. My Dad used to cure and dry Antlers, Wings, hides, etc, so our double garage was always busy with Dad preparing a trophy from someone's hunt. I think most people that would detest this, have never depended on this food substance to live or get through the winter. Love it, cozy, pretty, bright, old n new blend very well together. Always a real treasure to read your POSTS. Do take care dear Mona, and blessings to you and your family.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you are feeling lots better now. I love your beautiful mantle. I miss having one to decorate! I'm posting a sweet little dollie this morning when you have time to visit! Sweet hugs, Diane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Mona, your mantel looks amazing. I love all the pretty greens and the lights. Can't wait to see all your treasures. Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

Mona, your mantel looks great...can't wait to see what fabulous goodies you found. You are so lucky when it comes to yard sales!

Connie said...

There are many ups and downs in our life isn't there. I'm in a little bit of a down time myself. But Christmas is coming along with the knowledge of Baby Jesus coming into this sad world to save us. So how can be stay down for very long we have so much to be thankful for.
Take care. Connie

Lona said...

Oh I love the decorations on your mantel Mona. Looks just beautiful. Makes me want to jump right in a get some decorating done here. I am trying to hold off until December.LOL! Almost here.

Kays Kids said...

HI Mona, Your Mantel looks amazing. We don't mind if the picture is a little fuzzy, it is nice just to see you are there. I feel you need big warm fuzzy hugs at the moment, so I'm sending some from Australia.
Hugs

Chatty Crone said...

Your home looks cozy and warm like you! And we need rain - we are about a foot short. Hope everyone is okay. Prayers and hugs. sandie

yaya said...

Mona, I had trouble with blogger last week. I'm always glad I don't have a baseball bat anywhere near the computer room when that happens! Your mantel is beautiful! I can't wait to see what treasures you found!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your mantel is so lush and beautiful. The clock is wonderful. I like the antlers and it is nice to display things that mean a lot to you. I think they fit right in with your other mantel decorations. A while back I had a post that blogger seemed to be giving me problems on, and when I checked the preview everything looked pretty good, but when it published there were all kinds of problems with spacing and alignment and even the photos did not come out the same as they did in the preview. I still don't know how I managed to make that happen.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

That looks just beautiful! and the antlers fit in perfectly!

I have one antler from a small deer that I found in Hectors mouth one day last year :-) Would look strange to put that one up though :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Theresa said...

I don't have a problem with antlers:) I have lots of hunters in my family! Love your mantel! Blogger has been a little weird for me too lately, perhaps they are working on it! Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick