Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas Mantel

It was 24 degrees and snowing when I drove to town for my walk.
I didn't stay though and came home again to walk inside.
The main road was fine but the sidewalks and side streets
had a coat of snow and I was afraid of hidden ice.
Most very time I've fallen have been in these conditions.

So today it was a 6 mile walk in the basement split in three times.

🛤 This is the cemetery I walked passed today. 🚂

🌨    🙂    ☁️

The Stocking Christmas decoration in town hangs by the other
church in town.

We went to the Dollar General this morning and also
dropped off a book at the library.

Have been making weave-it squares for the baby blanket for December.
Kelly Green
Lime Green

Afternoon brought a bit of sunshine with it. ⛅️

I cleared off the mantel and decorated it with my little village 
and some other Christmas things.
It looks a lot nicer in the evening when it's dark.

Another day zooms by.
Plan on reading and sewing some squares together this evening.

Thanks for stopping by.
A happy Monday to you. 🙂
👩🏻‍🦳 happyone ❤️


Tom said...

...now that's quite a mantel!

The Furry Gnome said...

Amazing trainn layout!

William Kendall said...

I suspect I'll be quite wary of falling again after the last time.

Kerin said...

You are fortunate to have a nice place in which to get your walk done, and the bonus of enjoying your husbands model train set up :)

I really love greens and whites together...so that blanket is sure going to be a pretty one!

Nice job decorating the mantle and when it's nighttime I'm sure it twinkles so pretty.


Rose said...

It is best to play it safe where ice is concerned....ask me how I know. LOL

Love your mantle...and going to really love the new baby blanket. Nice colors.

Mari said...

The mantle looks great with that wreath above it.
I like the blanket colors.
Good for you for walking even when you couldn't do it outside.

susan q said...

Last January I fell on an icy patch in a local park! I am going to try those clip on traction cleats this year so I don't fall on the ice. Great job on your mantle decorating. December blanket colors are very pretty. A very warm walk past Ken's village and no ice!

Sandi said...

You must feel like a giant when you walk in your basement! 😊

Hill Top Post said...

That’s a great looking mantle. Your village and Tom’s wreath give it such a beautiful festive look. It is wonderful that you have such a fine place to walk when the weather outside is unfit.

Deb J. in Utah said...

Your mantel looks just lovely. You are smart to walk inside on a cold and icy day. I always enjoy pictures of Ken's train layout. See you again tomorrow!

eileeninmd said...


Love your mantel and all the decorations. I am sure it looks lovely at night.
Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

Hootin Anni said...

I love everything on the mantle!! And the Santa's! Of course Christmas is a happy holiday filled with good things like a Christmas village.

Jeanette said...

Love the cute little cemetery! Your mantle looks beautiful. In our old house I had two mantles I used to love to decorate.

Bill said...

The mantle looks very nice, Falling on ice always raises my concern. We usually don't have ice but once in a while it does show up. Be careful!

Happy@Home said...

Always love to see the sights on your walks whether inside or out.
I can imagine how magical your Christmas village looks at night. I really like how your mantle curves. A perfect spot to show off your decorations.

Ruth Hiebert said...

The mantel looks very festive.

Vee said...

The village looks very nice on the mantel...sort of like a little train village that Ken may have made. You are wise to avoid those frigid, icy mornings and walk in Ken's World.

ellen b. said...

What a nice big mantel. Love how you decorated it. I smiled at the cemetery you walked by. A nice detailed train display for sure!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your mantel looks very nice.
I like the colours in the baby blanket.

All the best Jan