Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Mantel

I am still out of town visiting my daughter and her family in Florida so I will repost my Valentine mantel for Pink Sat at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and Laurie's Valentine party at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/. I hope you don't mind.

Stop by their blogs and check out their parties!


Hi Everybody! The new year has just begun but doesn't it seem like it is going too fast? We have attended 2 parties in January and we have been to and back from Seattle and now it is almost Valentine's Day. And last night, we just got our Mardi Gras formal party invitation. Whoa.... slow down a bit, 2011!


Oh well, we might as well go with the flow. So, I am joining Beth's Valentine's mantel party at http://www.thestoriesofa2z.com/



And since I had to rearrange my mantel top for Beth's party, I am also linking with Susan's Met Mon at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

And just so I won't have to do too much work especially because I will be in Florida when Laurie's party happens, I might as well link this same post for Laurie's Valentine party on Feb. 11 at http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/


Isn't this button cute? It looks so vintage and I love the vintage look except on my face, lol.



This mantel has already gone 3 transformations this year but this is my Valentine look.


I left the 2 gold cherub on pedestals there, after all, cupid is a cherub. But I added 2 little porcelain frames with a little boy and a little girl in each of them. Below is the boy. John and I just bought them yesterday in a basement sale downtown. The seller said they are old, belonged to her grandma who passed away in the 70's.

I placed my lovers figurine in a cloche and added a red bow, a red paper heart on top and a pink wooden heart at the base. I moved the "LOVE" lettering with a cherub, which I have had for a while, from the book shelf and added the cute porcelain heart with roses that I won from Candy's give away.

Here is the little girl in the porcelain frame.








I wasn't sure if this is a candle holder because the holes of the holders are small and I cannot find a candle to fit in them so I clipped some holly berries from our bushes outside and stuck those instead.







Do you like my Valentine rag doll? I brought her home from Seattle. John and I stayed at the Sheraton Hotel downtown and it was conveniently located and in a walking distance to several stores, including the Pike Market. I got this doll from Ross on a Tuesday to take advantage of the senior dicount, lol. She was $5.99 less discount.


and here is the overall view!


Thanks for coming and thanks to our gracious hostesses for once again hosting these wonderful blogland parties.
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