Valentine’s Day Mantel

I hope y’all are having a great week!  I’m excited to share my Valentine’s Day Mantel 2012 with you today!  Last year, I didn’t have a mantel to decorate at our old house, so I created a little Valentine’s Day vignette on my apple green desk. This year, I’m pumped to be decorating a mantel with pink!

I love the layered simplicity of how the mantel turned out.  I kept the background {old window and vintage ceiling tile} that I used for my Christmas mantel and I switched out the printer’s drawer for another one that is a bit lighter. My hubs and I dug out the V-day decor out from last year and I had a blast making it work on the mantel!

I love my DIY “Be Mine” Topiary from last year.  I also used my Ruffled Satin Heart Wreaths and little balls.

Are you tired of seeing aqua insulators in just about every mantel I decorate? Ahem. I love ‘em, so they aren’t going away anytime soon. :) My Burlap Valentine’s Wreath from last year adds a fabulous texture to the mantel. The white vases with pink tulips make me smile because they are simple and calm.

An old cigar box and salvaged piece of trim {from Southern Accents} created a perfect stand for my little white vase.  The pink leather flower is part of a boutonniere from our wedding…almost six years ago. Wow.

This yellowing, falling apart framed “art” was a gift to my husband back long before he was my husband.  It is sentimental and I love seeing it every day.  Oh, if you haven’t read our story, it’s a good one!

So pretty!

And that, my friends, is my Valentine’s Day mantel!

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? For me, it’s a simple. refreshing change after fluffy Christmas decor!

I’m linking up to Beth’s Mantel Party, Emily’s Valentine’s Party, Hoosier HomemadeWeekend Wrap Up Party and Before and After Party!



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  1. Just adorable, Myra!
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  2. Your mantel always turns out great! I don’t have a mantel, but I’ll have to find other areas to decorate for Valentines’s Day.
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  3. Oh it is so pretty – love the old window frame especially!
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  4. Your mantels are the best, always!

    And just for the record, I am not sick of your aqua insulators. It was because of your Christmas mantel that I bought my first aqua insulator. I never liked them much, the shape always bothered me, but seeing all the creative ways you use yours made me want a few. Believe it or not, I found mine at Goodwill for $1.99!

  5. I seriously, get so excited every time that I see you have posted a new mantel!! They are always gorgeous & so well put together!! Your Valentine’s Day Mantel is beautiful!! I LOVE every last detail!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home´s last blog post ..Stencil Tutorial-My First Vlog

  6. Love! And you know I am not tired of those beautiful aqua insulators! They can be in every decor post you do, as far as I’m concerned. Ha!
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  7. Love! Great elements. The cigar box and wood piece are perfect. Pleasant on the eyes with all the colors combined and melting together.
    Sherri @ Design2Shine´s last blog post ..Goodwill is What I Wore

  8. Very pretty.
    Seriously Sassy Mama´s last blog post ..I Got A Little Crazy

  9. I never get tierd of a little peek of aqua. It’s hard to put those away. I know. haha.

    Congrats on having a mantel to deocrate this year. It looks completely dreamy. Love all the soft shades of pink, the height and texture. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  10. It’s so so pretty, I love the pops of pink! Very LOVE-ly.
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  11. I love the window pane decorating…I just repinned someone who made a picture frame with a large photo in it….so cute! My first time to comment here although I have been looking at your site for quite some time and love it. I just started a new home DIY site at and listed you on my favorite blogs!

  12. This is simply adorable! I wish so badly that we had a mantel. Maybe I’ll have to build one…hmm :)
    Amanda / Bulldrogs and Bulldogs´s last blog post ..14 days of L.O.V.E – design, dinning + diapers

  13. lovely!! Great job!
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  14. I love the red tin that has the vinyl Be Mine! Perfect Gift idea!

  15. You are so prepared for Valentines. Who’s gonna be your date this time?

    Fabulous design there! Congrats!

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  16. So lovely, Myra! You have such a marvelous gift for styling things so beautifully!
    Amy @ Positively Splendid´s last blog post ..Valentine Mantel

  17. I absolutely love your site!!! it makes me smile :) Greetings from N. Ireland!

    Moyra x
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  18. You did a great job sharing on this post..You had a great idea on designing..Thank you for sharing..
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  19. I love the different shades of pink and your simplistic approach! That’s what I did also. Would love to have you stop by and take a peek!

  20. LOVE it!! Especially love the I Cor 13 art!! You’re SO creative! :)

  21. So beautiful! Love the heart wreaths and the window frame. Thanks for the inspiration : )
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  22. This is beautiful! I hope you will link this up to I Heart Projects Linky Party.

  23. Gorgeous! I especially love the flowers in the white vases! So pretty! You did an amazing job! Angie xo
    Angie@Echoes of Laughter Blog´s last blog post ..A Vacation Memory Jar…

  24. So very sweet…:)

  25. Tulips are my favorite. Love these all lined up in a row! Very cute.
    Cindy Rippe´s last blog post ..Pink, Girly and Vintage Sewing Area

  26. I love the touch of aqua, too! Very very cute!

  27. That is so pretty and I am crazy about all the pink!

  28. So cute! Love the old type tray and window. Perfect base for all your cute stuff! The topiary is adorable.
    Brook @ BeingBrook´s last blog post ..Pink and Silver Valentine’s Mantle {Heart Glitter Garland}

  29. This is adorable! I would love for you to share this at my Valentines Party @!

  30. I just love your mantel Myra!! I wish I had one to decorate!!

    Thanks for linking up this week! I featured you post in my wrap up

    have a fabulous Sunday!
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  31. Very Pretty! I wish I had the creativity to do that! {I would first need a mantle :)
    Emily R.´s last blog post ..Homemade Valentine’s Day Mints

  32. How fun! I just googled “Valentine’s Day Mantel” and it brought you up first! So glad it did! I love this!
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  33. stephanie says:

    just found your site!!! and love the aqua insulators, too!
    i have everything that is on your mantel, now i know what to do with them!

  34. Fhelie Denn says:

    I love the ideas you have shared us here…Thanks a lot!
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  35. I hope you had great day on valentines..Thank you for sharing this fabulous idea..Thank you for sharing..
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  36. Adorable! I love pink, too!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  37. Love the look! I’d love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight
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  38. Look fantastic! I love all your vintage pieces.

  39. So creative…I love this beautiful mantel!


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