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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Valentine's Mantel

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A Valentine's Mantel went from a vision to a reality this week.
This year I wanted a Valentine's Mantel that was very simple and sweet....mostly white & pink and I wanted to include some of my favourite flowers...pink tulips.
 I used a white teapot and a teapot shaped vase, so I think you could say this is a tea party inspired mantel.
That tattered looking pink heart hanging on the right? It was a gift from my Grandmother...given to me in the late 1970's. It's a handmade creation with needle work and ribbon.
I don't think my grandmother made it?
{I believe she bought it a craft sale or won it at a card party? Remember those? That's what people used to do for cold winter evenings...get together in the evening for a  good game of cards.}
 If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know how I love pink tulips. My local grocery store sells them for $3.99 a bundle and I cannot resist when the weather is cruel.
The print in this scroll frame is a free printable from the blog eighteen25. I love those girls.
{You can find the print here.}
 Really, is there anything more lovely than fresh flowers?
And even if your life is too busy and the thoughts of decorating for Valentine's Day seems ridiculous or overwhelming, buy yourself some fresh flowers the next time you are in the grocery store and put them in a vase or teapot when you get home....you will feel instantly happier. 
Promise!

If you would like to see a simple centrepiece for Valentine's Day, go here.
To see 10 Inspiring Valentine's Ideas, go here.
If you would like to make some quick Valentine's treats, go here and here.

And be sure to have a peek at these boards on Pinterest:
Valentine's Inspiration
Flowers To Love
Easter Ideas
 

21 comments:

Anne said...

Very pretty Valentine's mantel. :)

Kristin said...

Very nice and pinned!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and romantic looking, Angie!

Kimberli B. said...

Thanks for the apron comment! And thanks for following - I am now following yours too! Great ideas!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

it looks so pretty. love the tulips.

Carol said...

Your vignette is so pretty. Your white pieces are beautiful and look so perfect as the backdrop for the glorious pink tulips. I love fresh flowers, too!

Rachel O. said...

Oh it's beautiful!! All of that pink - and all of those flowers!! I am SUCH a sucker for tulips.

Laurie Bynum said...

So pretty! I love the birds and cupcakes ~ so cute! The tulips are an especially nice touch and remind me that spring is actually coming! I started following you on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. This was so cute I just had to pin it to my Valentine board!

Rustown Mom said...

Pretty - I never decorate for Valentines but maybe this year I will add some pretty red and pink here and there...I am surrounded by boys here, so maybe I should! Love all the white, too. So crisp and pretty!

Meeha Meeha said...

Again with the amazingly beautiful tulips and the white china... soooo pretty!

Melanie said...

I always love your mantel features, they're always so pretty! I have a sideboard in my kitchen that I decorate for the seasons, I love changing it out. I'm putting flowers on my grocery list!

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Soo pretty Angie! I'm pretty sure I bought my stepdaughter that white teapot for her birthday a couple years ago.

Hope your day is going well. Yay for it warming up! =)

~ Catie

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Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

I love your mantle. It's so cute.

Amy @ A Blossoming Life said...

Your mantel so so cute! I especially love the little birds and cupcake! This would also be cute as a spring mantel! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/frugal-crafty-home-8.html

Michelle Lunt said...

Hey Angie, Love your beautiful mantle. It looks so bright & happy.

Warmly, Michelle
Faith, Trust & Pixie Trust

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I love the idea of putting a tea cup over the tea pot, so clever!!

I'm hosting a Valentine Craft Party and would love for you to link up your Valentine projects!!

Just follow the link..........http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentine-showoff-party.html

{hugs}
Marti

Judy said...

Your mantel is the prettiest Valentine mantel I think I've ever seen! Too bad I wasn't able to pin it...something was amiss somewhere.
Beautiful all the same!

Kara said...

It is just beautiful! I love those pink tulips in the white dishes. Gorgeous!

Brooke said...

So CUTE! I love all the white you used! I need your darling white frame. I just made a love birds art piece, but have no frame for it. Yours is perfect! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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