Sunday, January 23, 2011

Valentine's Mantel

Unlike Christmas and Halloween, Valentine's Day isn't one of those holidays that I completely decorate the house for.  Still it's nice to do a little something.  And decorating the mantel is the perfect little something.  I really liked the cozy winter mantel that I had put together, so instead of creating a completely new mantel, I just added pieces to it.

I added a pink cashmere scarf right ontop of the flannel scarves that were already on the mantel.  CG had brought this super soft scarf back with him from a business trip in Manhattan.

Nothing says love like a wedding picture.  This is one of my favorites.  I love CG's giddy expression in it as he's sliding on my ring.  I scanned it into the computer and used a duotone filter on it, then matted it with some dollar section Target wrapping paper.

I replaced the onyx candlesticks with some crystal ones and added this little crystal bird tealight holder, because nothings more romantic than crystal and candlelight.

The bright pink of the matting was making my mantel feel a bit unbalanced, so I made a couple of paper lovebirds to hang out in the branches.  Their paperclip feet made it easy to perch them where I wanted to.

I needed to change out the bunting from "Let it Snow" to something a bit warmer.

Here's the before(my cozy winter mantel)

And the after - my warm Valentine's mantel.

I needed to keep things cozy inside, because this is what's going on outside.  Brr.

Thanks for popping in and checking out my Valentine's mantel.  I'm linking this up to Between Naps on the Porch's Metamorphosis Monday, Savvy Southern Style's Boring to Better Party, and The Stories of A to Z's Valentine's Mantel Party.


  1. This is really cute! I love the thought and creativity you put in it...I just love it!

  2. P.S. I hope you don't mind sometime this week, I will be showing this off..let me know if it is OK..

  3. Too cute! Love the wedding pic and omy gosh -13 for a low? I would crawl up in my bed and never come out!!!!!

  4. Very cute valentine's mantel - BRRRRRRR - you're getting what we have ~ at least the sun is shining ;-)

  5. You're really looking ahead! I need to find my Valentine's Day music... ;-)
    It looks like you do need as much warmth as you can create with temps like that!

  6. Love the scarves and how you added a few pink and romantic touches to change your winter mantel.

  7. This is really cute! I love your scarves and paper lovebirds : )

  8. Love the little lovebirds in the branches and the ice skates. Lots of nice touches with the scarves and the banner and it all looks so nice together. Would love for you to share at my Gettin' Krafty With It linky party tomorrow!

  9. Oh this is just adorable. I love that banner, it is just enough with a house of boys :) Although sometimes my son is more lovey than my daughter.
    I am new to blogging, just found your blog from the Boring to Better party and am now a follower.

  10. Cute mantel. I love it. Thanks for sharing it at the party.

  11. WOW! i LOVE the ice skates...very original!!


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