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Thursday, January 14, 2010

There is a Mantel Party!

Hello! Welcome to the 2nd mantel party hosted by I just found this lovely blog and decided to join the party. I hope I’m not late.

The finials used to be a gold color when I bought them last year. I decided to paint them a soft white and then yesterday I applied some Rub N Buff. Those are just a few books I like to read. I purchased the little bird on top last summer.

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I am not please with the pink magnolias so those will come out. IMG_0061 (800x662) (800x662)

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I just bought these two jars at H.L. yesterday. They were a solid black and so I decided to apply a product called Rub N Buff. It made a huge difference! IMG_0068 (800x793)

Please visit to see the other participant’s mantels.

I hope you all taking time to relax by the fireplace. :)




Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Isn't Rub & Buff the best? It adds so much character to everything. Thanks so much for joining the party and you are right on time :).

Carisa said...

I'm curious to see what you replace the magnolias with. Your mantel looks fresh and springy.
Mrs. Petrie @

Catherine said...

Very pretty mantle, great use of acessories!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sandra... pretty! Love how you decorated your beautiful mantel! Those finials are gorgeous...and the vases! They look absolutely gorgeous with the rub-n-buff embellishments!

Well my friend, how are you doing? I do hope that my note finds you well!

Warmest winter wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

xinex said...

Your mantel is very pretty. Love the finials!...Christine

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Beautiful pieces and the mantel looks fabulous. Love all the pretty finials. Hugs, Marty

Barb said...

Sandra, your mantel is graceful. I love it!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

Sandra, I love everything you added to your mantle! Isn't rub n buff the best?

Julia Feitner said...

I just popped in from Beth's party. Beautiful mantle!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your finial pieces! They look great white. I just bought a gold crown that I'm looking to paint white and add some glaze to. How funny, I just saw those same bottle/vase thingy's at Kristen's Creations blog yesterday and she used Rub N Buff on hers, too!

Magic Brush said...

I love Rub and Buff! Hobby Lobby???

BellaRosa said...

Sandra amor, your mantel looks so lovely, I love it! I have some rub in buff in a drawer still in it's wrapper...I think I will have to bust it out and finally try it..Thank you for the inspiration :) Besos, Rose

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Rub & Buff...never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out! Lovin' that little birdie on top of the books!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love your artwork and vases. They all work so well together for a beautiful mantel. The run and buff is a cool product...I love what it did for the black vases!!


Sue said...

Great post...I wish I had a mantel so that I could play along. I miss having a fireplace!