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Vintage Valentine’s Day Mantle Decor

Ok y’all. So I have jumped on the bandwagon and decided to add just a touch of love to my decor for Valentine’s Day. I have not given it much thought in years past but I am really enjoying the challenge of incorporating the “feel” of Valentine’s without so much of the reds roses and pink plastic hearts.

I created this look by gathering a few signs I had in other rooms of my home and brought them together to capture a central theme. The largest one came right off my master bedroom wall. No kidding! When I decorate it is rare that an object will stay in that place permanently. Things are constantly on the move in our house. And this is why…I layered the signs with shabby vintage books, brass candlesticks and a chippy window frame for an instantly vintage-meets-romance look. BOOM! Instant Valentine’s Day vibes just by combining signs with words like “heart” and “forever” and “love”

I would have LOVED for these books to be old romance novels. That would be just a fun little touch. I do however, adore the colors and age of this little stack. Does this capture your heart like it does mine?

Of course my mantle wouldn’t be complete without incorporating a DIY or two…or three! I recently shared this little moss heart over on my Facebook page. Watch the tutorial {HERE} The rolled book pages were from a separate tutorial that can be viewed {HERE}

And yes, another DIY was used to balance out this look. Watch the tutorial for this adorable little banner {HERE}

The hearth area of the mantle always seems to intimidate me a bit, for reasons I don’t know. To be safe, I kept things simple. I used a cute little basket for texture, filled it with stems and added my old rug beater which just so happens to be in a very similar shape of a heart! Seriously, how perfect!

I finished off the look with this little DIY pillow, see tutorial {HERE}

That’s it y’all. A mantle made from signs and bits of decor I already had…mostly thrifted I might add. I didn’t go out and spend a small fortune on supplies either. I like to stick to an overall theme when working on my projects for this very reason right here. You just never know, one day you may be able to bring your creations together to create a completly new look!


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  • Reply
    Faye Darden
    at 9:50 PM

    Love the simplicity of it all. Especially the basket and rug beater!!!😍

    • Reply
      at 11:57 PM

      That may be my favorite part too. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Robin Hamann
    at 8:49 PM

    I love it all. Love the chair and watched you make the pillow that’s in it. So simple and lovely. I have a rug beater, love your idea!

    • Reply
      at 11:58 PM

      I would love a collection of rug beaters! I’m glad you enjoyed the pillow! It was a lot of fun to make

  • Reply
    Jane H Lewis
    at 1:49 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that you used varying candlesticks w/o candles!!! Wish I had a mantle…..LOVE your blog…

    • Reply
      at 1:55 PM

      Thank you! I like to use candle stocked everywhere I can!

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