Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Simple February Mantel

Happy "Heart Day" my dear friends! Did you notice that I didn't call this a Valentine's Day Mantel? ...well since I was a little late in putting this up, I decided that I'm going to leave it up until the end of February, so hence it's a "February Mantel." :) Besides, my little one really loves to see the "hearts" up {as my preschooler helped me out with this, by the way}. :)


Anyway, when I bought this antique dutch butcher's twine from Maria at Dreamy Whites a few weeks ago, I had a whole Valentine's Day craft project in mind...but seeing as how time seems to be elusive in my world these days, well, I had to make due with whatever time I had on hand. :)

So I just took out my silver "Heart Shaped" Christmas {yes, I did say "Christmas} ornaments from IKEA, snipped some twine, and just thread them through {this is where my little one helped out}. :) You can't really tell, but if you look closely at the wall above my mantel, there are two nails already attached to the wall. For some reason, the hubby and I didn't remove it when we moved in, so we just used those two perfectly aligned nails as a place to hang our "IKEA heart banner" made of simple ornaments and twine.

Since I don't have alot of "red" decor, I just used what I already had around the house. Do you remember those fabric felt "Sweet Hearts" that I made last week? Well those made a little cameo on this post as I put them in an old aqua mason jar, along with the dutch twine.

I always have matchboxes on my mantle at any given moment, and this one happens to be perfect for the season. I purchased these at Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture Store in Santa Monica when I was there for her book signing last October.

Here I paired an old clear bottle next to a milk glass mustard jar with red writing.

I also hung some red heart shaped glass ornaments on either side of the banner to break up the silver a bit.

Mercury glass pillar and candle holders are scattered throughout next to an old ironstone mustard jar that still has it's original red cap.

If you haven't already noticed, my February Mantel is pretty much a slight variation of my previous "Fall" & "Christmas" Mantels. I know it's very simple - hopefully not too overtly so.

And lastly, here's a white shabby crown bowl filled with paper paisley hearts and a red glass ornament {yes, all from IKEA}, that I placed on a table next to my mantel. :)

So there you have it - my very simple February Mantel. I will be sharing this here:

Dear Lillie's Valentine's Link Party
& here: White Wednesday

I will also be taking a short blogging break of about a week or so. Hopefully by then I will get to share what I have been up to in my little "venture revisited" department. :) Thank you all for your support and well wishes, it really means so much. :) Until next time, wishing you all a most Happy Valentine's Day!



Kristin said...

So sweet and full of love! Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

It looks so beautiful Jessie!! I love the little hearts you hung on the red and white butcher's twine!!
Hope you have a great week my friend.

Rachel Pallas said...

LOVE it Jessie!! xoxoxo

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love your February mantle! I love the simplicity of it. My favorite is the hearts with twine, so cute.

Have a great week!


Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Love it Jessie and the simplicity of it is the best part. Good luck with the venture:))

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Love it Jessie and the simplicity of it is the best part. Good luck with the venture:))

RobinfromCA said...

So pretty! I love the felt hearts with the bakers twine mixed with the mercury glass and other simple items.

I always leave my "February" decorations up til the end of the month so you're not alone! :-)


The Old Dairy said...

Looks so sweet and simple just how I like it. have a great break....

jeanetteann said...

Very sweet
xx jeanetteann

It's me said...

Happy Valentine's day....♥.. ♥... ♥....Love Ria......♥.. ♥... ♥....

Blondie's Journal said...

Love your mantel!! The heart swag is SO cute and you know I love the little hearts you made!

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Have a nice break!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

What a happy,pretty feel good mantle...love it!!!! So fresh...x0x0

Posy and Co. said...

I will miss you, friend! Much love, Lisa

Candylei said...

Sweet! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweethearts!

Lynn said...

Love the way you decorate. Just found your beautiful blog. I joined and will visit often. Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs, Lynn

Susan said...

Happy Valentine's day sweet Jessie! Your mantel looks so wonderful, and I am especially coveting that beautiful bowl with the pink flowers.
Good luck with your venture!
- Susan

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thanks everyone! Wishing you all a most lovely Valentine's Day!!!


Tricia said...

I love that little jar of hearts...how cute! Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

Kasia said...

This is beautiful! I love what you did with this! :)


Special 'K' said...

A beautiful mantel! Adorable images. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have an amazing Valentines Day. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Town and Country Gals said...

your mantle is lovely, love red and white, very "February"! Very simple yet classic!
Happy Valentines Day! Have a good week!

Cottage and Broome said...

Loved the hearts in the vintage jar, very sweet. Laura

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I love the touch of red! Your French mustard jars are amazing!
Happy Valentines!

Iaia said...

The mantel looks so nice with all those hearts!
And I love the felt hearts you made!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Ciao Alessandra

June said...

I LOVE it Jessie!!!! SO pretty and I love the little pops of red!

Have a good blog break!

hugs from here..

Anonymous said...

Ah Jessie, that sweet little crown bowl is so pretty! I wish I could find one here in Australia! God bless x

Cristina @ RemodelandolaCasa.com said...

How sweet and simple mantel! I love the hearts on the twine!

Melissah said...

How sweet & romantic - love the hearts on the string!
Melissah from Country style chic

Mommy LaDy Club said...

What a beautiful "February Mantel"! Isn't IKEA great for all those odds and ends that can turn into something pretty? Love the ideas.


Melissah said...

Hi Jessie,
Just answering your question on my post
I live in Anglesea which is a small coastal town and 1 and 1/2 from Melbourne. We are at the southern end of the East Coast of Australia and it's summer here right now. Thanks for all your great comments!
Melissah from Country Style Chic

Missy Ann Rinfret said...

i love this... it is so simple, but beautiful. thanks for the tips! new follower for sure!


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