Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine Mantel



Thank you so much for your generous comments on my last post.   As promised, the PB Inspired LOVE Wall Plaque is now adorning my fireplace.  You can click HERE to check how to make it.


With the plaque up there, it was time to spruce up the mantel.  Something good about Valentine decorating is that you can re-purpose many of your Christmas decorations.  The pom pom garlands were an after season find at Michael's, I only found three, there are only white pom poms on them, the biggest ones.  The little banners were made with the left over parchment paper that was used to wrap little presents during the Holidays.


Some extra pom poms were also attached.


A message in a bottle was written for the three people I love the most ;)



Plain white paper was given a nicer shape and three acrostic poems were written.



Branches and pine cones bring the outdoors in.


Instead of just one,


I got two Love Potions No. 9. Let's see if I start kissing everything :)


Well, the true story behind those bottles is that they were closing up a Crate and Barrel store, everything was on sale, stands, props, merchandise, everything. They had a huge assortment of bottles, empty bottles that they used as props, I bought 3 of the red ones, some whites and some greens (they were only 25 cents a piece).  I really love the red ones, they are so vibrant!  So, for my love potions I simply use acrylic paint to write the letters on the side.


The winter white wreath I used during my Blue Christmas is now adorned with some red accents.


And a quick and easy pillow in the same polka-red fabric of the letter O, brings color to that chair.






Thanks for stopping by,
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!




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59 comments:

Meeha Meeha said...

Cristina, how many times can I say this - it's perfect, worthy of a magazine cover. I love the message in a bottle idea, the up-dated white wreath and the sweet polka dot pillow <3
But most of all I love the cozy winter feel of it all (after all Valentine's Day is usually a snowy day, right?)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Hi Cristina! I can't decide which is my favorite, this one, or the blue and white mantel you did at Christmas! Both are beautiful and elegant. I love that you were able to use so many things that you already had, and the LOVE art just tops it all off. Great job, as usual. Have a great weekend!

Debbie

Maria Elena said...

Cristina, your mantle is just so gorgeous!!! I just love every detail. I agree, it is magazine worthy! Stunning!

My Shabby Chic Home said...

Cristina que DI VI NOOOOO!!! me encanta, y el cartel me gusta muchisimo mas que el de PB!!!! Buen fin de semana!!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Magnificent!!! I have been pouring over your beautiful mantle!!So many great details.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just so beautiful Christina! Love PB and the plaque is fantastic and the garland too!

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

So cute Christina! I love the poms!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I am always amazed at your creativity! The mantel is so gorgeous! I love the message in a bottle and love potion. So clever and cute. Everything looks so pretty!

Hope you have a great weekend, Cristina!

Crystelle Boutique said...

the white on white is soooo gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your Valentine mantel, Cristina! The "LOVE" letters you made are fantastic. What a great focal point and foundation to decorate around.

Jen said...

Your mantel is gorgeous!! I love how it's mostly white with the pops of red everywhere!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

love love love it all!! Cristina you are so talented .

Tricia SimplicityInTheSouth said...

Your mantel is so beautiful! I love all the details!

Jen said...

Definitely magazine worthy!!
Love the "Love" sign!

Decora Adora said...

Cristina como yo aprendo. La combination del color blanco , rojo y un toque de gris es la combinación perfecta . A mi me cuesta mucho el tema de los colores!!!! Ese lugar te ha quedado mágico , el corazón , la guirnalda, las botellas, y el maravilloso Love.
Muchos cariños
Angelica

Carole said...

Love that signage, and the garland! Bright and cheery decor for this time of year. :-)

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

This is simple picture perfect! You have created a masterpiece...I love it all! Thanks so much for sharing, pinning!

Chelsea @ Making Home Base said...

Such a beautiful mantel! I LOVE your LOVE sign. It's totally cute and the garland brings it all together. Awesome job! Pinning.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your mantel looks so pretty. I especially like the garland!

Pamela said...

What a perfect Valentine mantle! It looks fabulous.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Your mantal is just lovely! I was so impressed by it! I did mine if you would like to pop over to see it, but warning it is not as lovely as yours! hehe

http://joyfultreasurehunting.blogspot.com/2013/01/spots-around-my-house.html

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Rikelle said...

It's so lovely. I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Beautiful mantle! I love how it combines Valentines Day and winter!

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So pretty!! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

Jemma said...

Valentine and decorating perfection! Truly you should be featured in a decorating magazine!!
New Follower-thank you for the beauty and inspiration!

Dawn Watson said...

Love the whimsical feel of your mantle. Truly beautiful! Another new follower.

Annie One Can Cook! said...

This is beautiful!! What a fun way to get into the Valentines spirit! You have a gorgeous house, thanks for sharing.

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

It looks great!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I adore decorating for Valentine's Day and you have some really great, unique and pretty ideas here! Love the sign and the bottles!

TheMoonAndMe said...

This is the sweetest mantel! LOVE the LOVE sign ;) and the pom pom garland is adorable.
:)
kelly

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

The sign is amazing and the heart pillow is too cute for words! I am visiting from Coastal Charm.

Feral Turtle said...

I was worried I had missed something on your blog but I did see your pottery barn LOVE, so I guess I am up to date! Your mantel is amazing! You really have the designer touch!

Karen said...

Beautiful Cristina, love all the details!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a great way to transition from Christmas into Valentine's Day!!! The wall plaque is really, really cool!!! The coloring works really well with the all-white of your fireplace surround. Such a cute idea!!!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful look. We had to share with our Saige Nicole's Facebook fans as our Valentine's DIY Blog pick this week.

www.SaigeNicoles.com

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a darling Valentine's mantel! I adore the love plaque and the pom pom garland!

AshTreeCottage said...

Your mantel is terrific. Love it!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debra @ Common Ground said...

totally LOVE your mantel and lettered wall art!!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

WOW...love your mantel...so bright and cheery!
So happy I stopped in!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

It's all so pretty and cheerful, Cristina!

Jeanette @ Creating A Life

Marti Cooper said...

That is gorgeous!!! I love the bottles, and the white wreath that goes with the LOVE sign!! Thanks so much for linking up to SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!!

HUGS,
Marti
http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

Love the way you tweaked your mantel! It looks fabulous and everything red pops on your white wall. I just love red and white together! Congrats on being featured at French Country Cottage. I'll have to come back here more often for inpsiration!

inthearchive said...

Hi there, I just found your blog via Pintrest. I'm absolutely in love with your mantle and fireplace. Is it a gas fireplace? If so--what company is it through? We just bought our first home and have been looking at electric fireplace options, and I really like yours! :)

Cristina Garay said...

Thank you so much, everybody! Inthearchive, Yes, it is a gas, Heat&Glo fireplace. It came with the house and it's been working nicely for around 12 years. I want to upgrade to a new one with a control remote perhaps with the same company.

Amy Lou said...

http://southernbellesoulmountainbrideheart.blogspot.com/2013/01/love-is-in-air-diy-valentines-mantel.html

Just featured you on my 2013 Valentine's Mantel Blog Post! Thanks for the inspirations!

The Quiet Mom said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the white and red effect in the room:)

Hopping by and following your lovely blog's twitter, FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly and crafting: Valentine Heart Wreath

DIY Show Off said...

So beautiful and inspiring! I love the mix of red with white...you did an amazing job (as usual!), Cristina! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! :)

Erins 2 Cents said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. I hopped over to pin the directions for the LOVE plaque. I've got some pallets that might be perfect for it. I'm stopping by from Tuesday's Treasures.

~Erin @ erins2centz.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Looks magical! Happy Valentine's Day!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

What a stunning mantel! love the crisp white against the red and that LOVE sign is fabulous! thank you for sharing!

Rachel O. said...

Oh the cuteness of it all!! Can we be friends so I can come over and hang out at your house? Seriously, I just want to sit by the fireplace and stare at how pretty the mantel is. Maybe some of your craftiness would start to rub off on me, haha

Lau (Bulubú) said...

Great!!! and your blog is so lovely!!! Kisses from Argentina! I'm Lau and my blog bulubu.blogspot.com.ar :)

Debby said...

This is the cutest Valentine decorations that I have seen this year. Adorable.

Blondie's Journal said...

I saw your mantel over at Debra's and I had to stop by and say how much I love it! The LOVE plaque is just beautiful, you really are crafty! I love your blog and I'm your latest follower. Looking for a lot more great DIY projects! :)

XO,
Jane

Michele Reynolds said...

Really pretty! Pinned

debbies said...

I pinned this too! So beautiful

Julie Maguda said...

Brand new follower from Monday Funday link up! I absolutely love all of the red and white for Valentine's Day. I JUST took my christmas tree down last night...hahaha!!! I am so not on the ball this year...

Julie
http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

Navy Wifey Peters said...

Beautiful mantel! I love the O!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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