Monday, January 17, 2011

ANOTHER HOLIDAY–ANOTHER MANTEL FULL!

My mantel has gone from this cluttered look…

mantel

to this cluttered look!

MANTEL

When my husband, who has only been married to me for 43 years, saw the Valentine’s mantel, he said, “I thought maybe with Christmas and New Years behind us, the mantel might go back to an uncluttered look”!  After 43 years, he still has hope!  What a guy!

I’m sure that, even if you’ve only visited my blog a few times, YOU know that I don’t EVER do uncluttered! Once I start, it’s impossible for me to stop, unless I’ve added everything I own that might pertain to what is on the mantel or table top!  Besides, with a memory like his, I obviously need to give my sweetheart BIG reminders that Valentine’s Day is approaching!
buft mos

I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and Before and After at Savvy Southern Style.  Be sure to click on these blogs to visit Marty and Kim for some wonderful link ups.

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JUST A LITTLE REMINDER:KAREN HARVEY COX LOVE BRDS

(Okay, it’s a big reminder!)

As always, your visit is so appreciated!  Hope you’ll come back to visit again. laurie

35 comments:

Mellodee said...

August must be really challeging to you -- No big Holidays til Halloween!! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

My goodness, Laurie you have a lot of valentine stuff. Very cute what you have done. I don't own one single valentine item.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Love it Laurie! I love ALL of your holiday decor...I think it is the perfect amount of goodies!

carolinajewel said...

I love your "Clutter!" Honestly, you have the best collections for all holidays!

Shelia said...

Pile it on, Laurie! I love it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So, do you think he got the hint???

Kat said...

I love your mantel Laurie! You have the cutest vintage Valentine's things. I don't think it looks cluttered, it looks fun! Kat

lvroftiques said...

I love your fabulous mantels Laurie! Full of the stuff dreams are made of. Your husband knows better than to think you're going to let Valentines escape a good decoratin' plan! *winks* NEVER happen! Vanna

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I need a mantel to decorate, but it is not going to happen here.
Thanks for stopping by. I am getting a few minor things done at this point, but have had some interruptions also.
Stay warm - another cold front coming thru!
Glenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Laurie I guess I'm ready to start getting my Valentine decorations out. Your mantel is so cue.

salmagundi said...

You can never display too much, when you have great stuff!! Take care, Sally

Sarah said...

Laurie, you are on top of the game. I've not even begun to think about putting out the valentine things. Guess I'd better get busy. Looking forward to your party!
Your mosaic is clever! ~ Sarah

Mary Ellen said...

Love the mantle Laurie!! I cannot figure out where I have put my Valentines decor- I am sure it will show up a day late!

Thank you for linking me up to your party! I don't know what the deal is !!!

bee blessed
mary

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love it Laurie! It is so fun and sweet. You know Mr Laurie would be very concerned about your mental health if a holiday came up and your DIDN'T deck out the mantel!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks wonderful. Love all the vintage charm. I have absolutely nothing for Valentines day! Do you want to share?

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Boy did I laugh when I read: "my mantel is going from this cluttered look to THIS cluttered look!" LOL! I can just picture your husband when he saw it! But is IS very pretty and festive. Love your Valentine garland!
Best,
Gloria

Debbie said...

My favorite thing about your mantels is usually the banners. I love how they swoop down and balance the top.

One of these days, I'm going to do a banner for my fireplace. I love your Valentines one and all the goodies to look at above it. Now, I want to begin Valentine's decorating. I hadn't been all that motivated yet.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
It's not cluttered, it's perfect!
You have the best Valentine decor, hands down, of anyone I know!
I love your mantel and deep down I know your hubby loves it too and is so proud of his wife!
Hugs and have a wonderful day!
Cindy

squawmama said...

You always do it up right Laurie...
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

Pat said...

Cute as always, Laurie!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow Laurie, you always amaze me. Such beautiful displays for every season. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Wow! What can I say but I love it, Laurie! And you are right, what best to remind our sweethearts about Valentine's Day coming? There is no excuse for them to forget with a decor and accessories like this....Christine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! I would have thought Hubby would have taken the mantel as a HINT!!! hahaha! I LOVE Valentines Day, and although I've been with Hubby for 38years, He's not romantic about the day BUT I still LOVE all the romance to decorate with AND I always get my OWN GIFTS!!!hehe...Thank you So Much for sharing your Romantic Display!!! LOVE IT!!!
Warm Winter Hugs to you,
Donna

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Its definately Valentines at your house.. All your items are so cute.. Love the vintage look. Makes me wish I'd saved all the valentines I got through the years, but, I'm a tosser:)
I'll just enjoy looking at yours..

hugs
Sonny

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laurie, I LOVE it!! It looks so festive and happy and I adore the cupids!!

Lou Cinda

Stella said...

Great vintage look and so cheerful. Yes, more is always better.

SavannahGranny said...

Laurie, Your mantel is juuuuuuust right! Love it. Ginger

Shirley said...

Looks like Laurie has been hit by cupids arrow! How lovely your mantel speaks of the Valentine season, (and not soon enough) The big day will be here before you know it and I can't wait for your party!
Hurry February!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really made the room festive with this beautiful display! I love it! ♥

House Revivals said...

Your Valentine mantel is wonderful. I love all your vintage goodies!
~Amanda

Jacqueline said...

With all of my decorating, I have never done a Valentine's mantel. Yours really is spectacular. I adore his comment and your thoughts about his comment - hope springs eternal doesn't it!

Brenda Kula said...

Those guys just keep hoping, don't they? Well, let them keep on hoping. Guess it's the least we "clutterers" can do.
Brenda

Kathleen said...

Are you sure you weren't a school teacher in your former life?? I don't do as much anymore. Now I can just enjoy yours! SO FESTIVE!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

WOW!!! That mantle is amazing! Busy for certain, but so awesomely cohesive, it is it's own wonderland, I gotta go back up and click it to oogle to my heart's delight!!! Fantastic!

Shirley said...

My Valentines are so ready to go! Can't wait for the party! Yes, I have your button on my side bar but when will I be able to connect to it? I assume on Feb. 10 during the p.m.? Dont want to miss the big event!
Love,
Shirley & Cupid...
p.s. some of us are not so computer savay...