Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Valentine Mantel

I usually don't decorate my fireplace mantel for any holiday except Christmas, but I got a wild hair today and decided to fix it up a bit for Valentine's Day.

I have seen all over blog land where people are taking vases and glass candlesticks from the Dollar Tree and gluing them together to create some pretty amazing vases. So I decided to give it a try myself. I love how they turned out! I decided they would be perfect for my Valentine's Day mantel with some red hots and creamy white candles nestled in them. I decided a pretty little bow in red with cream polka dots would be perfect. I collect the Willow Tree figurines and for our first wedding anniversary last year, hubby bought me the "Promise" figurine. Which has to take center stage, of course. I love it! I then threaded some of the remaining red and white polka dotted ribbon thru a couple of ivy candle rings I had and tucked a few pine cones in as well. I then sprinkled some more of the red hots throughout the arrangement and this is what I ended up with:

I also decided to make a red and white rag wreath to hang above the fireplace on my old window frame:

And finally, here's one of everything:

Simple, but pretty. Just perfect for one simple country girl!

I'm linking up to these great parties this week:


Until next time. . .


  1. Love it!!! Just simple.. :-) Perfect Touch
    for Valentines...
    Warm Blessings Trish

  2. Beautiful. Love It!!

  3. It looks great Donna! I love it!


  4. It's very cute. I love the hurricanes! Great window, too! :)

  5. Hi Donna! Simple, classy and elegant...way to go on decorating!! Donna,

  6. Donna, I love it. So simple, and yet lovely!!!


  7. I love that wreath Donna! Great job, the mantel looks so pretty for Valentine's day!
    Hope all is well....

  8. Pretty - - simply sweet! Thanks for sharing ~

  9. Everything looks great. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh how lovely. Your hurricanes turned out gorgeous and the couple centerpiece is stunning. Beautiful vignette. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  11. Neat idea to use red hots in your vases! I love everything you've done, it looks great!

  12. Well how darling is that. I love Val. day decor with all the red and white. One of my faves.