Valentine Mantel 2011

Well the weather outside is frightful, definitely not delightful and absolutely not sunny …so no sunny valentine,…….instead we have a cold and wintry inspired Valentine’s mantel.
I created this mantel with items from around the house and branches from a red twig dogwood in the yard, along with pinecones that were sprayed white.
Mercury glass candle holders, a tarnished tea set and some floating icy hearts make it sparkle.
I created these simple icy hearts from wax paper, craft glue and white sparkles and tied them to the branch with thin fishing line.

The hearts are constantly moving, especially when the fireplace is on and the hot air is moving. They look like they’re floating on air…….well…they are floating on air and are so pretty. 
I had the white feather boa pieces that I’ve use on the branches of a Christmas tree to represent snow and added them in for a little whimsy.
An old chalkboard tray project, some added bling of an old necklace and earrings on the hurricane and pretty white birds on either end complete the mantel.
I’m dreaming of tulipsrose and daffodils but this will do for now.

Hope you like it!

Beth  from The Stories of A 2 Z is hosting a Valentine’s mantel party and I’m linking up. Lots of pretties over there!

Debbie (((xx)))


  1. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    This is just perfect for this time of year, Debbie! Weather wise and holiday wise!

  2. jojo says:

    this is a great transition into spring and I love it!! It's the little touches that make such a huge difference…thanks for sharing and now I'm headed over to the party…jj

  3. Linda @ A La Carte says:

    This is so pretty! I love the bits of the boa mixed in, how cute!

  4. michelle says:

    Very pretty! I love the chalkboard tray and the wintery hearts!

  5. Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} says:

    This is so lovely-the chalkboard tray is such a cute project. Very pretty and wintry!

  6. cyndi says:

    that is so lovely! i love it!

  7. Wanda @ Just Vintage says:

    Love it! So, so pretty. And I adore the white fluffies under the pine cones.

  8. daniele @ domestic serenity says:

    very nice! So pretty for winter & valentines….though I wish for tulips too. :o)

  9. Angie says:

    Your mantel looks beautiful! LOVE the tray chalkboard.

  10. Vee says:

    Those floating wax paper hearts are so sweet!

  11. Beth@The Stories of A to Z says:

    I love it and will be featuring your mantel in my round up :)!

  12. Sarah says:

    I like how you combined winter and Valentines decorations.

  13. Jessica @ Decor Adventures says:

    I had to stop and tell you just how much I love your mantel. It's so unique and classy, what wonderful use of the elements! {I sound like an art teacher, but I'm not!}

    Really lovely :-)

  14. Kat says:

    Very pretty!


  15. Kathleen Ellis says:

    Love the romantic whimsy! The feather boa pieces are perfect!
    :-D Kathleen

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