Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Mantel 2012

Occasionally, I like to move away from the "dining" aspect of "Dining Delight" and show you some other areas of my home that I have decorated. In this post, I'm showing you my Valentine Mantel-scape. While this is not a tablescape, you may be able to draw inspiration from these decorations to use in other ways.
Here is the full view but let me take you through the details...


Two white pillar candles are aglow on top of glass candleholders. 
(Tip: use different sized pillar candles to fool the eye into thinking the holders vary in height)



White mini-lights are hidden behind a red feather boa and a LOVE sign is placed in front.


I "stuffed" white mini-lights into two of these red heart shaped vases (bought at an antique store) and topped them with a faux gold-trimmed rose and white ribbon.
(The cord for the lights comes out the back and connects to other lights on mantel)


A black vase is filled with faux gold leaves which coordinate with the ones over the mirror.



I got this great "feather coated" heart at a local florist/gift shop and hung it on the mirror.


Put them altogether and this is what you get!

 Have you started decorating for Valentine's Day yet? In my next post, I'll show you some other V's day decor around my home. In the meantime, be sure to check out these other wonderful blogs for more inspiration.

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home  
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper

17 comments:

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful Valentine decor! Love the feathers!

Katherine

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It looks lovely! I love the feather heart! I started decorating for Valentine's day about 2 weeks ago! Wishing you a wonderful week! Angie xo

Sarah said...

Your feather heart wreath is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Jo's This and That said...

It is adorable! Thanks for sharing,Love the lights,Joann

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Valentine's mantel vignette!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful mantel. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Alycia Nichols said...

That feather heart is the BOMB!!!!!! (There I go showing my age by using outdated descriptions!)

Denise said...

Dreamy, simply dreamy! Love all the feathers.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Very fun mantle,with yes, plenty of inspiration for tables, bookshelves, anywhere! Love that feather heart, and I'm lucky to enjoy it through your blog...my husband would think I'd lost my mind if I brought that home LOL, but nevertheless, I like it!!!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

PS - I'm your newest follower!

A Hint of Home said...

Everything looks so pretty and your mantle is great!

Nany said...

terrific...I got a cheap valentine heart that seems to yours..so now I got the idea of what to do with it...cover it with red feathers....your mantle is really awesome.....

The Tablescaper said...

Oh how fun! So happy to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Gray Cardigan said...

So beautiful!!!!!! I am saving your ideas for me to use as inspiration!!!! Thanks for sharing.

enJOY Life! said...

Now I wished I hadn't taken down my Christmas lights. Who knew? Really enJOYing this.

Anonymous said...

Hi ! i'm crafting for two tablescapes for Valentine's day, one i'll set next weekend for Valentine et the next one the week after.One will be in shades of red, the second one in white and silver.Your mantel is gorgeous !
dom

Kathleen said...

Hi DD!
I was so happy to see your face in your avitar. You are so young, must have been a child bride!
I love how you embrace winter and add your Valentine decor to it. After all, we live in areas where Spring is a long way off, we can't make winter go away.
Your home looks so lovely, all decked out in red. Enjoy it, then think green!
I am counting on you to join the St. Pat's Blog Crawl on the 13th, God willing!
Have a good week, DD.