Monday, January 24, 2011

Season of Love

I just posted about my winter mantle and here it is, time to put up Valentines!  That's what I did today.  I like Valentines but don't love it.  But I still love to decorate up my house for the different holidays.  Big or small.  It's fun to make it different.  This is what I did this year.
First I started with our family picture, moved it from the hall to the mantle.  Because these are the ones I love most.  I picked up the pink plate last week with my mom and SIL at Tia Pan.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the 14.  Fast and easy project right there.
On the other side of the picture I have a red frame I picked up from the DI last year and painted red.  This was before I had my Silhouette and I bought the vinyl to put on there.  I tied a little red ribbon around the frame before gluing it in place to add a little dimension.  The red heart picks are from the dollar store and are in a little vase I got as a gift.
I made the heart garland awhile back for a bridal shower.  I forgot to use it for the shower.  But its fun for Valentines!

It's simple and fun.  At least I had fun!
I'm joining in with the mantle party over at The stories of A to Z


Daniel and Kate Johnson said...

So, so cute! I love what you have done. I too have a "love/hate" relationship with Valentine's day, but it sure gives a good reason to decorate! Now, if only I could get up the energy to make some decorations!

cyndi said...

really nice. i love the garland

Crafty Kait said...

Super cute! Im jealous of your Silhouette, i want one soooo bad. I need to get started on some Valentines crafts, I have zero decor for the holiday. Thanks for the motivation!

About Us said...

This is my favorite set-up so far. Good job!!
Your laundry room look cute, too!
I think even layering diff colors and sizes of the same design all in the same area might be cute, too.

Where'd you get those bins? I have cupboards that look EXACTLY the same!

famr_4evr said...

I love the etched glass xox. And the bins in the laundry! That's a great idea! Out of sight. so good!

Holly D'Anna said...

My name is Holly D’Anna and I’m the Assistant Holidays Web Editor at Better Homes and Gardens. I was looking through Beth’s Valentine’s Mantel Linky Party ( and just loved the images of your Valentine’s display.

I’m working on creating a fresh slideshow on Valentine’s mantel and shelf displays to feature on and would love to include yours. In the slideshow, we would include an image of your Valentine’s display, a description and tips on how our readers can replicate it, and designer credit.

I hope this is something you’re interested in! If so, I just need you to send me a hi-res image of your display (at least 300dpi, preferably a shot that faces straight on and includes all elements of your display), your phone number, primary email address, and mailing address. Then, our editorial assistant will follow up with a form for you to sign so that we can share your image.

A few things I’d like to know about your display:
• Is there anything else you created that you could share tips on?
• How did you put together the final display?
• Is there anything else/other mantel tips you’d like to share with our readers?

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! You can contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.