Blogger Block Christmas Mantels

by Sherry
This is day two of the Blogger Block Christmas Party and Kristin at
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia is hosting Christmas Mantels.

Some of you may remember my mantel disaster  last year where most of my
mercury glass ended up in the trash.  Thank you Command Hooks!  I was
not about to make that mistake again so you will not find any glass on the
mantel this year.

My  fifty cent Santos take center stage on the mantel.  I temporarily added the wings to
them taken from other decorations.  I love these little guys and they have to be one of my favorite
thrifting finds ever.
The mantel is decked with faux and real greenery. I always add the real greenery for the
wonderful fragrance.   The altar candlesticks are the ones transformed last year
using Spackle and the candles were painted silver and then glittered.


A special Thank You to Vanessa and Heather  for organizing the Blogger Block Christmas Party and to Kristin for hosting the Mantel Party.
If you missed day one of the party you can still check out Copy Cat decor at Debbiedoo’s.  
Below is my Copy Cat project.
*Please join me starting the evening of 12/7 for the Holiday Dining Linky Party.  I’ll be having a great GIVEAWAY starting that evening for all my followers.  Here  is a little hint….
The giveaway item was inspired by our recent trip to Italy and Greece.
Please note the Holiday Dining Party will be held  in lieu of the Open House
 party for that evening.  Hope to see you there!

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mypinkprettiesaboutme December 5, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Hi Sherry, I was just at Lynn's vintage nest,and she had a link to you. I'm glad she did. I like your mantel and your blog.

Have a great week.


FABBY'S LIVING December 5, 2011 - 5:37 pm

Your mantel is stunning! I love how you incorporated your Santos angels…did you say 50 CENTS!!…why they're so expensive, now Susan's hosting a giveaway! I'm sorry about your mercry glass incident last year, did you replaced them already? Thanks sweetie and have a terrific week. FABBY

[email protected] Charm December 5, 2011 - 5:45 pm

Beautiful mantel Sherry…Love your 50 cent gal!!! Hop over later today to share her all your mantel with us at NTT.


Gina December 5, 2011 - 5:46 pm

You mantel is beautiful, Sherrry! I love the angels.

sissie December 5, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Hi Sherry,
Your mantel looks so elegant and I love the simplicity of the things that you used.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style December 5, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Sherry, this is scrumptious! Love the Santos and all the fluff.

Linda in AZ * December 5, 2011 - 5:58 pm

*** Am sooo glad you shared this, Sherry… that mantel looks DIVINE!!! Soooo stunning!!!

Warmest wishes,
Linda in AZ *
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[email protected] December 5, 2011 - 6:01 pm

Hi Sherry,
Oh, gosh…I wasn't around last year to hear about your mantel disaster but it makes my heart beat fast just thinking about it!
Your mantel this year couldn't be more beautiful. And your CopyCat tree~ no words! It's fantastic.
Glad to be back and catching up with you. Looking forward to this week's parties. 🙂
xo, Tina

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers December 5, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Your mantel is beautiful and I wish I could find some Santos for 50 cents! That was an amazing find.

Linda in AZ * December 5, 2011 - 6:05 pm

*** Am soooo glad you shared your pics here today~~~ such an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MANTEL!!! I love everything about it all!!!

Thank you, Sherry!
Linda in AZ *
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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting December 5, 2011 - 6:06 pm

Sherry your mantel looks stunning!! I can't believe you only paid 50cents for your Santos, I LOVE them! Love those mirrors too! Martina

Amy Kinser December 5, 2011 - 6:20 pm

So beautiful. Every detail is just wonderfully elegant.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ December 5, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Beautiful mantel Sherry. The color choices make it feel so festive and homey. Great choices.

Bella Vista December 5, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Lovely, Sherry! So elegant…just charming.

Barb ♥

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions December 5, 2011 - 6:34 pm

Very pretty, Sherry! Those wings fit your Santos perfectly! Love the mirrors above your mantel. Nicely done ~ even without glass! : )

Honey at 2805 December 5, 2011 - 6:36 pm

Your mantel is stunning! How did you ever get Santos angels for 50 cents? What a fabulous deal. And putting wings on them is a genius idea! It's all gorgeous!

Veronica December 5, 2011 - 6:53 pm

Sherry your mantel is equisite and I have just put altar candle sticks on my Wish List! Yours are wonderful!


Sarah December 5, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Sherry, your mantel is beautiful. Can't believe the deal you found on the Santos. 50 cents, really? Fun to see your inspiration. I haven't decorated anything as yet.

[email protected] December 5, 2011 - 8:42 pm

Your mantel is beautiful as always, Sherry. Oh, the command hooks, I completly forgot about that.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas December 5, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Beautiful Sherry!! The Santos are gorgeous and with the addition of wings…perfection! I LOVE your mantel!

Lou Cinda 🙂

Traci December 5, 2011 - 7:54 pm

I have trouble each year with a few of the 3m hooks. One of my swags always seems to get loose but I don't have anything on them that will break.
Love your mantel. Thanks for sharing.

The enchanted home December 5, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Sherry that mantle is nothing short of perfectoin and could easily be on a magazine cover!! LOVE IT!

Tina December 5, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Love your mantle very pretty! Did you say you got the Santos for fifty cents, WOW, that was a great deal!

Your copy cat challenge turned out great!

Kelly December 5, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Your mantel is so elegant. I love those Santos dolls on there. I like how you added wings to them too. I would've just died having my mercury glass come crashing down like that. Thanks for the heads up about those hooks!

Shelia December 5, 2011 - 9:32 pm

HI Sherry! OH, your mantel is totally gorgeous! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

Olive Cooper December 5, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Sherry, I bow in the presence of thrifting greatness. The santos are wonderful on the mantle. I am having trouble keeping up with you party girls but I shall try♥ Olive

At The Picket Fence December 5, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Ahhhh! I can hardly take it all in Sherry! Your mantel is positively gorgeous and I love how silvery and and sparkly it looks. And your copycat in the previous post is beyond words…seriously my mouth dropped open! I'm so inspired by your talent and creativity as usual and can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the rest of the week. 🙂
P.S. Thanks for your sweet remarks!

Barb and Dell December 5, 2011 - 11:03 pm

I love your mantel and your 50 cent Santos! Love your mirrors too.
You did a great job on your copy cat tree too.
I will be joining your party and I just became a follower.

Tracy December 5, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Hi Sherry! Your mantel is so pretty! I love your candlesticks, they are so dramatic! I had a mercury glass wipeout a couple years ago as well, very sad day indeed, so I feel your pain!

Have a Merry Christmas!

French December 6, 2011 - 12:14 am

Very very pretty, Sherry! I just saw your post re last year 🙁 and hope you enjoy this mantel for several more weeks with no issues!

Pamela December 6, 2011 - 1:07 am

OMG Sherry! Your mantel literally takes my breath away! Magazine worthy all the way! Thanx so much for coming to the party. Happy Holidays!

[email protected] coastal-colors December 6, 2011 - 1:25 am

Your mantel is stunning! Your Santos angels are amazing! I love it!

xinex December 6, 2011 - 1:38 am

Beautiful mantel, Sherry! Love the Santoses. I cannot believe you got that one for 50 cents…Christine

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life December 6, 2011 - 2:34 am

Hi Sherry,

Your mantel is gorgeous!


Yummy Mummy December 6, 2011 - 4:25 am

Hi Sherry! I just adore your blog and your style. Thanks so much for your comment on Yummy Mummy so I could come find and follow your blog. Happy Holidays !

Confessions of a Plate Addict December 6, 2011 - 4:28 am

It's beautiful, Sherry! I love your Santos dolls…what a bargain! An elegant and hopefully a disaster-free mantel! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

Deserae December 6, 2011 - 4:31 am

Your mantle is so stunning!!! The Santos angels are just beautiful…and what a great find too!

Christie December 6, 2011 - 5:57 am

Everything you do is stunning! It is lovely! Christie

Becca December 6, 2011 - 11:35 am

Sherry, your mantel is so beautiful … elegant, is more like it! I love how you incorporated the lovely Santos figurines! And, your garland is lush and gorgeous. I'm off to look again.

Maria Elena December 6, 2011 - 12:19 pm

So elegant! I love every detail!

CAS December 6, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Your mantel is beautiful, Sherry! I love the Santos & so clever to add the wings! I keep looking for one (or more) of those but can't seem to find any. Can't believe you got them 50 cents a piece!

Anonymous December 6, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Your mantel is fabulous!! Can you please tell me where you found the beautiful mirrors…I am madly searching for a mirror or mirrors to go above mine and yours are so perfect. Your blog is on my favorites list and I love everything you do!!! Thanks for the inspiration..
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Lakeshore Cottage Living December 6, 2011 - 4:43 pm

It is so pretty! The vintage floral pics with the silver glitter really look lovely. I totally know what you mean about those dang command hooks…enough said. Your mantel looks dreamy.

pink*cherub*moon December 6, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Gorgeous mantel! I love the wings on your Santos! So sorry that your mercury glass was broken last year. I had problems with those Command Hooks – they pulled the paint off my mantel! I'm a new follower from the mantel party and having such fun getting inspiration from all of you wonderfully talented folks! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

Jacqueline December 6, 2011 - 10:54 pm

I love your mantel. It is very elegant and refinned. The Santos really make a statement and they go so well with the candlesticks. Love what you did with those. What a great idea to add the fresh for the smell. I tried all fresh for a few years but couldn't take the mess and it didn't stay nice long enough.

[email protected] December 7, 2011 - 12:12 am

You added the wing? Brilliant! Happy Holidays!!

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon December 7, 2011 - 12:28 am

This is so gorgeous! You did such an amazing job with the mantel and I am totally in LOVE with your copycat project!

At The Picket Fence December 7, 2011 - 1:09 am

Gorgeous! I love every detail of your mantel. The Santos angels…just lovely and I'm still drooling over your copycat. Vanessa and I had a whole conversation about it today. 😉

Thanks so much for being a party of the block party!


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G December 7, 2011 - 3:32 am

Very pretty! Love the Santos!

[email protected] December 7, 2011 - 6:39 am

Your mantle is so pretty and festive. I love your version of the tree for the copy cat challenge.

It is utterly fan-tastic!!!!

All About Vignettes December 7, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Hi Sherry, I love your mantel, especially since you've incorporated one of my obsessions, Santos angels.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) December 7, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Sherry, your mantel is just stunning. I love your Santos and the mirrors are so perfect for the season. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Scribbler December 7, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Stunning mantelscape! I wish I had a place where I could do all the white and silver on the mantel — it is just magical.

[email protected] The Vintage Nest December 7, 2011 - 5:03 pm

Stunning Sherry!

A Vintage Vine December 7, 2011 - 6:53 pm

That mantel is packed full of WOW! I can not believe you got those Santos for 50 cents…Best buy ever! You never cease to amaze me with your great buys and fantastic style! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) December 7, 2011 - 7:48 pm

Hi Sherry, I do remember last year's mantel crashing. This years is gorgeous! hugs ~lynne~

la Brocanteuse December 7, 2011 - 8:19 pm

I Adore your mantel, in love with the mirrors and Excellent job on the copcat project, Well done Sherry! Hugs Colette

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog December 13, 2011 - 3:02 am

your mantel is so beautiful!!


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