Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Mantle

I am so behind on my posting that I am just getting around to
showing you my Summer mantle!  You may remember when
I did a post about visiting the charming town of Smithfield, Va.?
I found this great architectural piece at one of the many antique
 shops in town.  It was love at first sight!  I knew the piece was
just what I needed for over the mantel.  It was in excellent
 condition,  just really dirty.  I spent hours cleaning all the little
crevices with Q-tips.



Seashells were added to the mantle, including my new blue coral.   One of  my
hand dyed sea fans was also added to the vignette


I'll be partying at:


xo,
Sherry

32 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sherry, your mantle is gorgeous. I love the architectural piece your found. It certainly is an amazing piece. Perfect above your fireplace.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Wow what a great piece. A once in a lifetime find!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Such a pretty beachy mantel, Sherry! I love your architectural find.

Diane said...

Your mantel is beautiful!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

Oh my goodness, I love that piece. I agree with everyone else--what a find!
It is stunning! If you ever want to sell....call me!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, your mantel looks so pretty! The architectural piece is just gorgeous and looks perfect there, with your coastal accents!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, Sherry, it is fabulous! Love your summer mantel.

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, that is a splendid find and well worth all the q-tips. It works so well above the mantel. xo, Olive

Gina said...

That's such a beautiful piece, Sherry! Your Summer mantel is very pretty.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Sherry I LOVE that piece!! Your mantel looks beautiful!!

Tiffany Interiors, LLC said...

I really like the simplicity of your mantle. The architectural piece is fantastic!

Kelly said...

Your mantel is perfect for summer! I love the mix of shells and sea fans you arranged.

Pollyanna said...

Oh my, it is so lovely, and I love how you are using. Brilliant!!

plaits and paisley said...

What a fabulous piece! The coral is beautiful too.

Rose H (UK) said...

Love your architectural piece Sherry, but how fiddly to clean!
A super Summer mantle - great job :o)
Rose H
x

carolyn marshall said...

Ohhhh ... pretty! I love, love, love it!!!

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I love this beautiful piece and it's perfect over the mantle.

Could it be that it is an antique heater grate. Very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Roxanne Reinhart said...

OMG - that piece is beyond gorgeous and it looks fab above the mantle!!

Korrie Bastian said...

Gorgeous! I love your new find.

Garden, Home and Party said...

Sherry,
Your mantle speaks summer beautifully. Enjoy your weekend.
Karen

Calypso In The Country said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the way it looks on your mantel. I was just thinking about changing my mantel again. I have a beach theme right now which is fine for summer but I feel like I need to change something....I should just wait till fall though! Have a great weekend!
-Shelley

City Farmhouse said...

Hi Sherry,
Your home is beautiful! I am so happy I found your blog and thank you for having me at your Open House Thursday:)
Warmly,
Jen

Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

Oh what a find. I love architectural fragments and this one is fabulous. It's perfect on the mantel.

Kathy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a beautiful mantel, Sherry...and the architectural piece is stunning! I had to pin it, of course!

Debbiedoo's said...

You summer mantel is gorgeous!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry I see why it was love at first sight! That piece wants to get noticed! And no wonder... it is stunning! Great addition to your mantle! It is one-of-a-kind!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous~ what a beautiful piece!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Feels like the beach! Great way to celebrate Summer indoors!

Poppy said...

Wow! What a beautiful statement the architectural piece makes above your mantle,Sherry! Loving the pretty vignettes on your mantle and coffee table, so summery and beachy, love it!Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful evening!hugs,Poppy

chateau chic said...

Sherry, that architectural piece is FABULOUS!!
Mary Alice

Sherry said...

What beautiful piece to put over the mantel! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I am in love with that piece...I so love architectural elements mixed in with art...so much more interesting to me...great textures on your mantel...Beautiful!
I have never been to Smithfield...will need to put that on my "travel list" !!...