The Lovely's Lovely Fireplace Mantel

 I am linkin' up to another blogger's Valentine's Day Mantel Link Party. I love parties!

Materials, I say use what you got:
Candle Sticks and candles- from our wedding
Glass Candle Jars- from our wedding
White puffs of love- coffee filters
Red puffs of love- tissue paper
Hearts and Circles- scrapbook paper
Ribbon- Red Gingham pulled from my ribbon collection
Frames- I gave a couple of our frames a quick coat of spray paint
Glittered Love- Believe it, I had the letters
Boa- yep, owned that too
Inside the frames are scrapbook paper and a card that already owned

Candy and I wish I would have bought more:)

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  1. nik, i am in love. i love the shabbiness of your wedding frame. it looks like old barn wood. you are such a clever cat!!!

  2. Have you ever done the plastic bag wreath? I want to try it. Love the mantle by the way, very cute!

  3. My name is Holly D’Anna and I’m the Assistant Holidays Web Editor at Better Homes and Gardens. I was looking through Beth’s Valentine’s Mantel Linky Party (http://www.thestoriesofa2z.com/2011/01/valentines-mantel-linky-party-mantle.html) and just loved the images of your Valentine’s display.

    I’m working on creating a fresh slideshow on Valentine’s mantel and shelf displays to feature on BHG.com and would love to include yours. In the slideshow, we would include an image of your Valentine’s display, a description and tips on how our readers can replicate it, and designer credit.

    I hope this is something you’re interested in! If so, I just need you to send me a hi-res image of your display (at least 300dpi, preferably a shot that faces straight on and includes all elements of your display), your phone number, primary email address, and mailing address. Then, our editorial assistant will follow up with a form for you to sign so that we can share your image.

    A few things I’d like to know about your display:
    • Is there anything else you created that you could share tips on?
    • How did you put together the final display?
    • Is there anything else/other mantel tips you’d like to share with our readers?

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! You can contact me at holly.danna@meredith.com. I look forward to hearing from you.