Monday, January 24, 2011

For the Love of Valentines

I do not usually decorate my mantle for valentines, but this year I just couldn't pass up the opportunity when it all came together so well.  I've had the best time decorating for valentines this year all over the house, and on a budget too.   I've got quite a bit to show you now, so I hope you'll stick around.

My valentines mantle definitely has vintage appeal.

 I knew I was going to use my rose filled teapot for my centerpiece. 
I only needed to add some pretty pink glittery hearts from the DT and a hot pink birdie from Michaels.

Then I remembered I had two rose teacups that I inherited from my MIL's collection.  I was so thrilled that I thought of these.  I think they fit in so perfectly!

Do you remember the pink trees I got from Michaels on clearance a few weeks back.

This is what I envisioned the minute I saw them.  Heart trees!  The glittery foam hearts are from the DT, too.

On the opposite side I added my FIL's old readers from school, a few cherub picks with the stems removed that I've had for a while.



On the mirror I have hung the pink bow I got on clearance from Michaels.  Not sure how much I like this here, but, it's staying there for this year!


Then a bit more inspiration came when I was looking at The Graphics Fairy for graphics to add to my blog for Valentines.  I just loved these so much I had to figure out a way to work them in.

These pink heart dollies from the DT made the perfect background for a banner made easy.  I just printed out my favorite graphics, cut them out with craft scissors and used double sided tape. 

Come on, you know they are just precious!





Whew!  I LUVVVV It!!!

Now let's see what's up on the dining room table.


A plain red runner from DT was begging for a splash of paint!


These are really pink, funny how they look red reflecting off of the runner.  They were part of my Michaels clearance shopping sale too.

Ooops, Sorry for the fuzzy pic!

I recently found this pretty jar on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

I pulled this arrangement together using a few things I already had and added in a few new roses from, you guessed it, the DT.

How do you like it, so far? I hope you do because  I'm not through showing you my Valentines decor yet!


This heart came from DT too.  I was going to paint it red but after seeing how well it matched my light fixture here in the kitchen I decided not to.


And finally on the front door, I have replaced the winter wreath with a Valentines plaque, I purchased at Kohls last year after Valentines clearance sale.

Thanks for sticking around, I hope you enjoyed the Valentines tour!

Please be sure and visit the more fabulous posts at the following parties;
Rednesday
Pink Saturday

Are you ready for Valentines yet?  I sure am!
Mary



40 comments:

  1. Mary, your mantle decor is darling! I love those wee pink trees & the hearts ... so clever!

    Pop over for our Valentine GIVEAWAY

    Have a beauatiful eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  2. Mary, love the vintage items on your mantel and the banner looks great. I don't decorate for Valentine's so I will just admire yours.

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  3. Hi Mary,
    I think you really did a superb job!
    I love the mantel! What a great idea with the vintage tea-pot bouquet and and that banner is just darling!
    You are really good at this!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Your house looks so pretty in pink and red and your centerpiece is so cheerful.
    Cindy

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  5. Oh my, from the front door to the dining table to the mantel everything is absolutely perfect. Such lovely decorations. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Luvs it Mary! The banner I have to say is my favorite...I love how you added the DT..backdrop. Very clever with the trees too. I have my stuff all out and ready too....I am one busy bee out here today admiring all our beautiful animals!

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  7. very festive decorations - love what you did with the pink tree toppers, very cute!

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  8. Hello, I am visiting from The Graphics Fairy. I just had to stop by and tell you how cute your valentine decorations are!

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  9. Cute, cute, cute mantel! I really like it!! Love the pink trees and the hearts. Adding the teacups is perfect. I also love your table runner. Great decorations.

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  10. Oh too cute! I love it all! I'm in love with Valentine's day!

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  11. i love those pink trees!

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  12. I love your valentine decor. I have quite a few of the same DT items. Come over and visit and in my older posts for my valentine decor. I'd love to have you.

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  13. So many lovely things and your photos are gorgeous. You look ready for the holiday.

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  14. The mantle is terribly cute and I especially like the banner♥♥♥

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  15. Mary this is simply divine. Wow! I adore the precious banner. Great job! :)

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  16. I love the doily valentine garland! Great way to use those printable! I am positively envious of your pink mercury glass trees! Everything is lovely. Blessings <3 Paula

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  17. What sweet Valentine's displays! So cheerful and cute!

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  18. Love is in the air at your house. Your mantel is GORGEOUS!

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  19. Hi Mary! Everything looks so fun and festive and you are inspiring me to do more decorating for V day...I don't usually do a whole lot but I just loved your banner and have been thinking about doing something like that too. It is all just beautiful! :-)
    Vanessa

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  20. How cute! I love the little pink heart banner!

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  21. I'm with you, I just love that mantel! The vintage readers and the little cherubs are great wonderful.

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  22. You are filled with sweet Valentine inspiration!

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  23. Wow, you've been a busy decorating lady, haven't you? I love your Valentine mantel ... the vintage touch you've added is so romantic! And, your dining room table looks gorgeous, too! You've got me wishing that I decorated for Valentine's Day! *Becca*

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  24. Hi Mary,
    Your mantle looks absolutely darling! Love those pink trees and the hearts wrapped around it!

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  25. It all looks so lovely! What a festive house you have!
    LOVE ly post! ♥♥♥

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  26. Oh Mary I love it all...that banner is so sweet and the tea pot with flowers and you have to love the DT store..because it's only a dollar I say as I'm filling up my basket ha ha!! You did an awesome job on it all my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  27. How cute for Valentine's day!! Love all the things you put together! I'm not big on decorating most holidays, just seasons but I am trying to put together a little vignette in the foyer for V-day! I am still trying to get the house accessorized from Christmas!!!

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  28. Hi Mary,
    Love all your reds! Everything looks so festive for Valentine's Day.
    Your dining room is so pretty! I don't do much for that holiday. Maybe a tablescape but that's all.
    You have alot of pretty vignettes everywhere.
    Enjoy your day!

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  29. I love all the reds AND the pinks. I *think* the mantel is my favorite part because I love that banner. I've never done one. I need to at least try. I also love the tea pot, but I really just think you gave the whole place a happy Valentine's look.

    I want a pitcher/jug thingie like you got at Hobby Lobby. I wonder if ours has something similar. Probably gone by now... It would be perfect for my newly black and red kitchen.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. This is the sweetest mantle I have ever seen. Each touch compliments the others — from the teapot to those pink heart trees (so clever) and all the way to the front door!

    I love the Graphics Fairy and what you did with her vintage valentine's is the perfect finishing touch on your decorations. I can honestly say, you really put your "heart" into this post.

    Love it all!

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  31. Oh, you sure have been busy, love the garland on the mantel and especially the items you bought from the $store!
    Have a great day, getting ready to paint the hutch:)

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  32. What a sweet post... love, love, love your Valentine swag. That is such a clever idea!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. What a wonderful Valentines display!! I popped over from Graphics Fairy because I was curious what people were doing with her graphics. I love the heart banner you made. :)

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  34. Love all of you Valentine goodies. I especially love your vintage banner.

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  35. Beautiful. I especially love the banner with the graphics. looks like you had fun. Everything is pure Valentine's Enjoy! Linda

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  36. Okay, the details that I liked the most were all from the DT, but what is the DT? I'm seriously out of the loop, I think! Love your special touches for Valentines. I've been shopping, but I keep seeing just dinky things...I need to keep looking. Thank you for sharing your charming designs and for stopping by my post. Just now learned that you've added this blog. On my way to follow. Cherry Kay

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  37. DT=Dollar Tree...oh my...serious brain freeze on my part. I hadn't thought of looking there. I'd better get there quick before every thing is gone! Thanks! Cherry Kay

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  38. I love your banner. I've been planning to make a similiar one after I bought some paper doilies. Hopefully I'll get around to it this year.

    Love how you reused so many of the Michael's Christmas stuff for Halloween. Now I wish I'd gotten those pink trees. However, my favorite is your teapot arrangment!

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  40. Sorry to sound silly - but what is DT ?

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