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It’s just eight more days until Valentine’s Day. Can you believe it? This year’s red and white mantel theme started with the chevron wreath that I crafted using dollar store napkins. I hung it on my door and immediately realized that the wind or the elements would destroy it. Inside it came where it found a home as the centerpiece for this year’s Valentine’s Day mantel.
The red vases and the two white Fire King vases toward the center of the mantel are all finds while shopping in Vermont. I’ve had the red vases for many years and found the white ones on our Christmas Vermont trip. Curly Willow from my yard spray painted silver fills the red vases. The white vases and clear votives hold red candles that have a wonderful scent.
My dad harvested this red sumac for me nearly twenty years ago. Isn’t it amazing how well it has kept its color over the years?
The music stand to the left of the mantel and the marble topped table to the right of the mantel give me plenty of other spots for Valentine décor.
My grandfather made the heart basket for me when I was in college. For years it was on my desk where it held important papers. If you are over 40, you probably remember when hearts were the rage in decorating!
I found this darling Valentine on one of my spring dumpster dives.
A red candle holder and a vintage tartan sewing kit decorate the table to the right of the mantel. Both were passed on to me by my grandmother.
I’ve had a lot of snow days off in 2014 and it’s been so nice to be home during the day to enjoy my decorations. They just aren’t quite as brilliant at night.
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I’m pleased to join 14 blogging friends for a Valentine’s Day Tour tour this week. Be sure to stop by the participating blogs for crafting and decorating inspiration!