Welcome to the Mantel linky party! I’m excited to see your vignettes and mantels and equally excited to share mine with you. I think this mantelscape is my favorite so far! For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create something romantic and comforting. As most of you can testify to, this winter has been ridiculously cold and bleak. I am so over snow and cold temps and am ready for SPRING! So this mantel combines my love for hot tea and all things Spring.
Flowering branches are everywhere in the magazines right now and I LOVE them! You can create your own by following a few simple steps and using things you probably already have on hand. If you missed my tutorial on how I created the flowering branches, please click here.
I love a comforting mug of hot tea in the winter. To create the cute heart tags and the heart on the plate, I used my Silhouette. I painted the tag by hand to create a bit more texture.
Few things would sound more romantic to me right now than some songbirds! Sigh. Spring please come quickly!
Since I was going all Springy with this Valentine’s mantel, I decided to add some birds nests on my milk glass candlesticks. A burlap printed grain sack carries the theme in the background.
Many forget to carry the theme of their mantels to the hearth. Don’t forget to soften the edges of your mantel by adding some interest on the floor. Here, I’ve added a chunky seagrass basket filled with hydrangeas.
And of course, what would a Valentine’s mantel be without a boa? No mantel of mine for sure!
Okay, so that’s what I’ve been blog-bragging about for the last few days on Twitter. Now it’s your turn! Show me your buffet tops, desktops, hutches, and/or mantels. You don’t just have to have a mantel to join!
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