Valentine Mantel 2018 – Simply Charming
Happy Sunday’all! I’m going to be thankful for the beginning of another week. It snowed over 14″ over the weekend. Mr. C had to shovel 4 times throughout Saturday to keep up with it. Seriously, over 14″ of snow. Ugh!
However, there’s one family member who just can’t get enough of the snow. Why Ginger of course! She doesn’t want to come inside, ever! See how deep the snow is? Mr. C. snowplowed a path around the yard to get in and out and space for Ginger to use.
Since it’s been snowing so much the whitecapped trees where left on the mantel for Valentines.
The lace doilies were the foundation for the vignette.
I wanted to keep everything pretty simple, so I used one of my Valentine Hoop Art (made in 2013) nestled on the deer antler. Then a few dried roses added.
It’s so fun decorating with elements that you already have and combining them with a few handmade items such as the heart and hoop to decorate for various holidays. I love Valentine’s Day! Each candle has a pink and lace ribbon added to them.
The heart hanging garland was a Dollar Tree find a few years back which I bought three but wish I add purchased more.
I’ve never once regretted cutting up a blouse to create a few hearts out of this gorgeous fabric.
What could be more perfect for Valentine’s than lace, heart and a rose?
Then I pulled out my favorite rose oil painting. Lace was draped over the frame which provides a romantic feel.
Another heart and a vintage book. The vignette just needed a teacup too!
One of my favorite teacups, Royal Albert, Dusty Pink Lace. It seemed perfect for Valentine mantel. I rarely use it since I worry about dropping it!
Lace wrapped around a vintage book also adds a touch of romance.
My mantel vignettes are the ones I look the most forward to doing. They seem to always flow easily. The heart garland I use every year…it’s so simple but I just love it. I used vintage book pages and cut a V on the bottom and then cut out fabric hearts and attached to red rick rack trim.
Do you see the “darker” wet brick on the right by the trees? We’ve had the roof leak fixed three times and now it sprung another one. It’s not dripping from above but wrapping around from the right side of the brick wall. We were so disappointed when it was spotted…
Do you decorate for Valentine Day?