After seeing so many pretty Valentines Day mantels on pinterest lately I decided I needed to get busy and decorate mine for the holiday. I usually just put up my little heart fabric and button garland that I made many many years ago (like before I had kids) and leave it at that along with my regular mantel decor.
This year after having my husband get the Valentines decorations out of the attic I decided to pull out some things to go on the mantel. I also went to Hobby Lobby and bought this pretty flower garland. It was not considered Valentine decor but I figured I could use it now and still use it in the Spring.
As you can see it is quite simple. I used some candles on the ends. One is handmade from soy, the white one, – my neighbor makes them and gave it to us as a Christmas gift. The other is just a red Yankee candle in a large jar. I love my little heart garland that I learned how to make so long ago from a book all about holiday fabric garlands.
The picture in the photo above is a very old frame and print I have had for almost 20 years. This was a wedding present from one of my sister-in-laws. I have always loved the saying in the picture “Those who love have all things.”
The vase above is also pretty old and was a wedding gift from some friends of ours. It is a Lenox vase. I have not used it very much in the past since breakable things and a house of 3 sons do not mix so well. The boys are older now though and the vase is probably safe up on the mantel, I think.
The clock that is always above our mantel was also a wedding gift from my parents. It matches our mantel really well. I once had a friend that was visiting ask if the previous owners of our house left the clock there for us since it matches the mantel almost perfectly.
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