Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Simply "Love" Valentine's Day Mantel

Something about love.  Our Valentine's Day theme this year is simply, love
                         A kind of love like that of 1 Corinthians 13.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;  does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

We put together our simply love mantel with symbols of love.
Red and white hearts made from paper, hearts cur from felt, hearts with glitter, lace heart doilies... little white bottles with a message of love... love letter blocks, long stem red rose, a glittered LOVE word... and the inspiration for our Valentine theme, a beautiful french love quote which we framed.

Here are the little white bottles with the message of love on them.
We placed glittered hearts we stuck on a skewer and wrapped with wired heart garland in each bottle.

For some added height, we inverted three white flower petal dessert cups.

Love these bottles we found at Targets last season. The only new items for our mantel are the paper pre-cut hearts, the heart paper punch used on the hearts and the heart doilies.

Everything else was either a free printable or what we already had and just arranged differently.

The inspiration print. A French love quote we found from  Heather Bullard. Which translated says: "The price of love is simply... love".

           We used an old white frame to display the love quote in.

Making paper hearts brings back so many childhood memories. Didn't we all cut them out as kids? They are timeless.

We made a layered heart Valentine boutique.We cut out different shapes of hearts each out of a different paper and adhered them on to a long lollipop stick and added a little red ribbon. Love how the milk glass vase is in the shape of a "V" for Valentines.

More red felt hearts adorn mason jar candles to which we filled a little bit with cinnamon red hots left over from Christmas and a vanilla scented tea candle.

You just can't go wrong with mason jars can you? How simple and quick.

We took our love blocks and place each block into a little wood box we had.

We strung on a piece of baker's twine three heart doilies and attached it to our mantel mirror.

And there is our paper heart garland hung across the mantel. 

We hope you have found some Valentine decorating inspiration here today! As always, we really appreciate you stopping by an d checking things out.

Wine is a mocker,
Strong drink is a brawler,
And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

Proverbs 20:1

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  1. What a sweet Valentine mantle...I love it!
    Hugs, Penny

  2. SO beautiful! i love every little detail! Thank you so much for sharing at the Inspiration Gallery!
    jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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  4. So envious of people who can effortlessly throw a beautiful mantel together like this - pinning for inspiration :-)

    (Found you via the Inspiration Gallery).

  5. I love decorating for Valentine's almost as much as Christmas - love your mantel.
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

    1. Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious. Hope you will stop by again tomorrow!

  6. What a precious mantel!! Love the little milk jars with I {heart} you!! ;) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love your mantle! It's so fresh looking with the pure white and vibrant red. Thank you for linking up at Homa Style. My very favorite is those little stickers on the Target bottles.