Yesterday I did some quick decorating of our mantel in order to get ready for Valentine's Day. I had left the burlap bows and the white lanterns from Christmas decorating on the mantel, but it wasn't long before I was craving some color on the mantel.
A quick addition was this heart garland that I purchased at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.
To get some color on those lanterns, I just tied a bow with some red netting that I already had.
I added some red pebbles to these little bud vases and popped in some pink and red camellias. The flowers came from someone else's yard, and I have been meaning to plant our own camellia bush. Don't you just love something that can give you this gorgeous color in the middle of winter? (Hint, hint, Leo!)
I loved how quickly and inexpensively the Valentine's Day mantel was coming together.
I added two red candle holders in the middle to add some romantic ambiance!
The fireplace screen was the perfect place to hang this heart-shaped wreath that I used in another place last year.
You may remember these buckets that were part of the Christmas mantel. I added one of my fabric hearts and a little felt rose that I used on my Ruffled Burlap Valentine's door wreath.
Here's the other one on the right side.
All done! These quick and easy touches that I added to the mantel are just part of the way I express my love for my home and family.
I'm just in time to see your mantel! The garland is perfect. I took a peek in your shop and noticed your set of dishes sold. Woohoo! It all looks wonderful. Happy Valentine's Day...I hope it's lovely. 🙂
So sweet thank you for sharing your great ideas <3
Love your mantel! and those big bows are lovely with the heart garland.
Have a Happy Valentines Day.
Such sweet and simple touches that add so much personality! Camellias are so pretty especially in such a dreary time of year.
Happy Valentine's Week to You!
Keeping It Cozy
Everything looks beautiful and I love your buckets! I have not done much decorating for Valentine's Day here, but I do have a "bouquet" of beautiful tissue flowers made by Jillian on my mantel. 😉
Atta Girl Amy
I think I know what Leo can give you for Valentine's Day -- a camellia bush.
I love camellias. I first had them at a rental house in Augusta, Ga., and they were such a beautiful harbinger of spring. Now, we have some planted near our porch, and I love having the color when it's cold and dreary outside.
Everything looks very pretty. I had planned to come down soon but I will call you to make sure all is okay. I love the mantle. Jean
love it all
Beautiful, Jane! Those camellias are gorgeous. How special to have fresh flowers from a yard this time of year. xo
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Love how you gave the logs a loving touch!
Love the color on the camellias! You should definitely get one! The mantle is perfect for your cottage! 😉
Good morning Jane,
Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful mantel. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the reds and whites. The decorated buckets add to the finishing touch. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!! Oh and I almost forgot....the flowers are absolutely gorgeous.
It all looks so pretty! I especially love the littel burlap bow on the wood. Sweet!
Simply Beautiful x x x
Very cute ! I love your fireplace screen.
I love your cheery mantle decked out for Valentine's Day and your firewood pails Jane! My neighbors have camellias that they let me snip & prune 🙂 Love the pop of color for a gray winter landscape!
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I love the big bows and the linked heart chain. The lanterns are perfect too.
Love it Jane!
It looks very pretty, Jane. I really like that rose heart wreath.
Have a good Sunday! We won't be getting out anytime soon after the blizzard, but at least we have power.
I do miss the Sunday paper being delivered though, no sale flyers for me to see! 🙂
How lovely! It is just perfect and my favorite touch is the buckets with pine-cones and the red heart. I like how you put the graphic heart on your tv screen too. My first thought was that it was a graphic program running on your tv, like those fake fire scenes. Great post:)
Susan in SC
Very sweet Jane. I love the buckets with the hearts and pinecones.