Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Mantel

Layla at  The Lettered Cottage  is having a Mantel Party tomorrow and it looks like I am running late!  I haven't even started decorating the mantel and the tree isn't even finished yet.  Rather than miss the party I am showing you my 2009 mantel.

I must apologize for the poor quality of the photos.  I had just started blogging when these were taken with my little point and shoot.  I will try to do better this year.






Please visit me starting 12/15 for the Holiday Decor linky Party.  I hope you will join me in sharing your holiday decor including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any holiday you may celebrate this time of year. Please feel free to link up tablescapes, recipes, trees, wreaths, outdoor decorations. There are really no restrictions as long as it is holiday appropriate and family friendly.



Thanks for visiting and Happy Holidays!

Sherry









31 comments:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Sherry! I am running behind on decorating the mantle too!! I better get going if I want to join in the fun over at Lettered Cottage... I am looking forward to your party too!! :)

Red Door Home said...

I am behind too! Your mantle looks wonderful from last year.

cityfarmer said...

I am thinking I love last's year, how could you top this?

Rene said...

Your mantle is very pretty Sherry. I love the lighted garland and ribbon.

-Rene

Allison said...

This is beautiful! We just moved last Sat., and I have a great new stone fireplace and mantel to decorate. You have given me some great ideas! Would you consider sharing this post over on Vintage Pollyanna? http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/tell-me-tuesday-3-sweet-fabric-rosette.html

Kathleen said...

I am with you , Sherry, haven't decorated a thing yet. Your mantle looks lovely!
Thanks for putting up my button, and I will be at your party.
My friend, The Tablescaper told me McLinky is changing, so that has me a bit nervous!

Jane said...

I think your pictures were great. Your mantel was beautiful too. I got my mantel finished last night for the party but couldn't get good pictures (lighting in a basement family room is not good). Hoping for better lighting today to join the party.
I'll be joining you on the 15th!
Jane

Nancy said...

Gorgeous! I feel so behind...my living room and dining room are both filled with boxes of Christmas decor that I've yet to really get into! I did get some on the mantle last night!

Nancy

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty! I love your ribbon, lights, and I love how you used the hyrdangea in your arrangement too. I don't think your behind in your decorating at all it's not even the 1st of December yet, so in my book you are waayyy ahead! LOL!

Miss Char said...

I just too the faux pumpkin off the mantle yesterday. You are miles ahead of me Sherry, thanks so much for sharing and giving me some inspiration.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Sherry, I am relieved to hear that someone else doesn't have their house decorated to the 9's yet either. As I keep my decorations up until Epiphany (Jan. 6th) I am never in a rush. I have to clean everything first as my mom always said "We can't just throw on some tinsel and hope it covers the dust." :)
Thank you from the bottom of my corsage making heart for your kind comments.

SavannahGranny said...

Hi, Sherry, I went to Lettered Cottage and could find no reference to a Mantel party. Did I get the info wrong.?Love your mantel and the little angels. I have your party button on my sidebar. Hugs, Ginger

vintagesusie & wings said...

Your mantle is delightful friend & your pictures are lovely!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
Big Smiles,
Susie

Deserae said...

Beautiful mantle...love that ribbon! Can't wait to see your home all decked out :o)
~Des

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Last years mantel is beautiful! My mantel last year was under construction. I can't wait to decorate mine this year.
Hugs,
Penny

Blue Creek Home said...

Your mantel was lovely last year and I know it will be gorgeous again this year.
Rhonda

Debbie said...

Looks so beautiful and classy Sherry. I love your ribbon and the nice glow of the lights...I am missing some lights...oh boy back to the mantel.

Vanessa said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sherry! I scrambled to get my pics together today for the party too! :-) Your mantel last year was beautiful and I can't wait to see what you do this year!
Vanessa

Joan said...

Oh Sherry -- i LOVE the name of your blogsite. Yes, I agree with you especially around Christmas time.

Oops, I don't have a mantle! I am commissioning a mantle shelf and I want dentil molding, so Sherry, your mantle is copied for inspiration. You did a great job. Can't wait to see THIS year's effort!

Kim said...

All I can say is WOW! That mantle is stunning. I adore those prints over the fireplace. Can't wait to join the party later in the month! Take care Sherry!
xoxo,
Kim

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Your last years mantel is very pretty! I love the lights on it! Can't wait to see what you do this year!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
Your last year's mantel looks lovely. I haven't even started on my decorating so I won't be joining in but I will sure be looking at all the pretties.

hugs
Sissie

Melanie said...

Your mantel is beautiful. I love the ribbon too! I haven't started decorating because I am still trying to put stuff away from the move. IY YI YI!

Mona Thompson said...

Your mantel looks beautiful. Are you gong to change it up this year or are you a traditionalist? Either way it will be wonderful! Mona

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, that is very pretty. Now get to work on decorating this year. I have been doing it for days and still not through.

Pat said...

This is beautiful, Sherry!

I love your linky party idea, too.

Rene said...

Oooh sounds fun Sherry! Your mantle is so pretty.

-Rene

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love your mantle!! I am saving pictures of so many to combine somehow into my own!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How beautiful, Sherry...especially the cherubs! I haven't totally finished anything! Yikes! I need to get it in gear! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

yours is beautiful as I knew it would be! I think I may get to see the 2010 version up close and personal. :) I couldn't do this party as I don't even have a mantle. A very big fireplace with no mantle. xoxo

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful, elegant mantel. Looking forward to what you are doing this year!

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