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Monday, January 12, 2015

A VALENTINE MANTEL

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
It has taken me so long to get the New Year's decor off of our mantel.  So, I decided to go straight to Valentine decor.

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I'm sure there is nobody else who would go to the trouble of dragging an old window out of our storage shed; cleaning it up; putting it up on the mantel, and then cover it up to the point that you can't even tell it is a window!
Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Some of my favorite, vintage Valentine cards are on the window.  I love these cards that have the eyes that move when you move an arm of the character.  All of the vintage "eye-movers" were a gift from my friend, Charlie Ann.  The one with the boy with a dog and cat is a reproduction.

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Charlie Ann also gifted me with this vintage, china-headed Valentine girl flower pic.  I've displayed her in a small cherub urn.

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie



Do you already have some of these battery-powered candles?  I'm usually the last person to know about something new, so you probably have them.  My sister-in-law, Brenda, gave me these for Christmas.  When they are lit, they look so realistic.


V'tine Mantel 10

See how the candle flame is attached to a wire?  When it is lit, the flame moves around, and it looks amazingly real.


Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 This sweet bag was a purchase, last year, from the Etsy at Creative Home Expressions.   

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

By simply sticking the end of a branch through a doily, I added a heart to the Peacock feathers.

Valentines Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie





























Thank you for visiting me today.  laurie


Attention Bloggers:  I will be hosting my fifth annual Valentine Par-Tay Link Up on February 6th.  Linkups can be anything that pertains to Valentine's Day or love.  I hope you'll join me for the par-tay.



This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E.

9 comments:

happywonderer.com said...

Hello Laurie, I always enjoy your Valentine displays. I hope to be able to participate in the Valentine Par-tay!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Wow if this doesn't put you in a Valentine mood, nothing will! :) SO pretty :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

so cute Laurie, and dragging an old window out of storage and covering it up with decorations makes perfect sense to me :) I was thinking just this morning that I am sick of my New Years/Jan decor so you've inspired me to bring on the pink and red!
Jenna

Nancy Turner said...

wow laurie you sure have a collection. i don't do much for the love day your candle is great i love those when i retired my coworker nurses gave me a very large one i put it on timer have candle lighr for dinner every eve

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, your mantel for Valentine's Day is gorgeous. I love all your wonderful treasures and details.
Yes, I use the luminary candles and faux candles all over my house and they are the timer styles. We love them and the real look they give. People ask me about them all the time. I have 4 large round block luminaries on timers in the fireplace and they look like a real flame every night. They are a decorators dream and no worries about fires etc. I'm going broke buying batteries though. LOL LOL~~~ but the better candles last nearly 3-4 months before a battery change.
Have a great week.
Hugs and Blessings

Sarah said...

Laurie, glad you are hosting your annual party. I need to get a party post ready. Found some vintage valentines in Dallas this past weekend. ;-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

As always, your mantel looks wonderful, Laurie! I love all your vintage Valentines. Thanks for showing off my little Valentine bag - so glad it has found a loving home! : )

Susie Q said...

Oh wow! How pretty and fun! I am thinking I need to get started on Valentine's Day too!
Love,
Sue

Diana Trotter said...

I love vintage Valentines! There is a vintage shop near my house that always has a display of them around this time of year. Your mantel is gorgeous, love the window!