Ever since taking the holiday decorations down, I've been tweaking my mantel decor. I knew that I wanted something different this year for Valentine's day and it had to have a little vintage flair. Besides, my house needs a little color and sparkle to help get through these long gray days of winter.
The cute little bucket was purchased from Home Goods. It's the perfect container for a topiary. Do you like the burlap ribbon? I got a whole roll at Hobby Lobby for just a couple of bucks. The ribbon needed some hearts so I drew them on with a black sharpie. This was one easy/peasy way to add some valentine love.
I love the look of leaning windows and shadow boxes on a mantel. The shadow box needed some images so a quick google search for free vintage clipart yielded some nice results.
Isn't the little girl with the flower wreath adorable?
The rustic wood shadow box used to hang in my kitchen. I covered the back with some leftover toile material to make it stand out against the red wall.
This handsome guy was found at a shop near my home. It's made out of wood with a vintage image stamped on it.
The bow was made with some toille ribbon and I attached a couple of little hearts to give it some sparkle.
Adding a few skeleton keys for some more vintage charm. I used some of my jewelry for this project.
Mr. Delightful and I were married on September 12, 1986. We had a very small intimate wedding. This is the little bride and groom from our wedding cake........
I fell in love with the image of this couple. So, tell me....what do you think of my vintage inspired valentine mantle?
I'm joining Brenda's Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday Party. Head on over for some tweaking inspiration!
I'm also linking to these parties:
An Original Belle Make it Yourself link party.
I'd love to see your valentine decorating so leave a comment along with your link so I can pop over and be inspired.
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