Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Mantel

I love seasonal decorating.  It gives me an excuse to change things up.  Give me a holiday--pretty much any holiday--and I'll decorate for it!  

Since I changed my colors from maroon and silver to white, green and silver last Christmas, I decided to bring out some of the old maroon accessories for Valentine's Day this year. One thing I love about keeping a white and neutral palette in my family room is I can add any color to the mantel without worrying if it will clash with anything. (Well, other than the worn and dated brass fireplace surround, but I have plans for that this spring!)

I added in some silver candleholders from the holidays, and some others I usually have in the dining room.

A real photo stylist would have lit her candles before taking these shots so you didn't see the unused wicks. Oh well ...

A heart wreath I bought either at Target or Home Goods last year ...

Also realized I cropped this so it looks like everything is sliding down to the left. 
Just cock your head to the right!

And some boxes and two pink vases from Michaels this year.

A little this, a little that.  A little old, a little new. I have some silk maroon throw pillows I may toss in to the room too, we'll see.

We've decided that the camera issues I've been having are partly the camera's fault and partly the operator's fault(moi).  I think maybe the poor camera has just been dropped too many times.  Can't use that excuse for me though!


Sharing at:
 Between Naps on the Porch: Tabletop Thursday
Type A Decorating: Anything Goes
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
I Gotta Create: Kiss & Tell
My Repurposed Life: Catch ad Catch Can
A Stroll Thru Life: Tabletop Tuesday


  1. You did an awesome job on your mantle and the wreath is a beauty!

  2. i love how romantic it looks! those mirrors are the perfect backdrop for the pink touches!

  3. It looks so pretty, pink and romantic. Love the touches of silver too =)

  4. This is so pretty! I just love it. It really sets a calming and romantic mood, and yet so inviting and relaxing for friends for visiting!


  5. Even with your styling faults (ha ha) and your camera issues, you put together a really nice mantel ... really imaginative to repurpose the Christmas stuff.

  6. Really pretty. Are those old medicine bottles? Love them!

  7. So Cute! I love Craigslist too! XO Cindy

  8. So romantic! Beautiful clicks.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)


  9. What would we do without our mantels and an excuse to redecorate them. Your romantic valentine mantel is styled so nicely.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  10. Can I have a chance to win?? Please???
    I love your mantle!

  11. Such a pretty mantle! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!

  12. I love your mantel! The mirrors really add a lot!
    thanks so much for sharing at catch as catch can!


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