Valentine Mantel Decor

There are very few times of the year that pink takes center stage in our house.

Okay, only one time.


Thank you St. Valentine.

I like creating new mantelscapes (word?) of things I already have, which is mostly how this year’s Valentine decor came to be.

This is a black frame that I sprayed white, and the tulip picture I tore out of a gardening magazine.

These blossom branches were borrowed from the centerpiece of my dining room table and the vase filled with Epsom salts and wrapped in ribbon. The apothecary jar is a $1.50 Goodwill find filled with leftover Christmas beads and cut up ribbon curls. It just felt romantic to put those two together.

These two candlesticks are on my mantel year-round but I wrapped the candles in ribbon to match the pink and green of the berry sprays hanging in the mirror.

These berry garland strands were $4 each on sale at Michaels and I loved them on first sighting. They are more on the coral side of pink which gave a lively burst of color to the centerpiece of the mirror.

The apothecary jar on the left was $6 on sale at Michaels and the one on the right I’ve had for ages and swap it around from room to room keeping life and decor interesting.

Altogether it feels festive and romantic!

(How did I not notice sooner that the mirror needs washing? It looked clear as a bell until I saw these pictures!)

My little guy brought back the “S” which he said stands for Miss Sarah (his totally sweet and much beloved preschool teacher). Okay, sure. Who am I to rain on that parade?

I’m joining up with some Valentine Link parties so check them out at: Decor Chick, Michelle Paige, Today’s Creative Blog, and Momnivores.

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3 Responses to “Valentine Mantel Decor”

  1. Michelle Paige February 3, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    What a beautiful mantle! I love your style! Thank you so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party!

    • The Soulful House February 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      Your party is great…I’m getting inspired by all the ideas. Thanks for allowing us all to share our designs, and congratulations on reaching the 1-year mark with your blog!

  2. April February 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Cute! I love the flowers!