Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentine's Day Mantel 2015

I have to be honest, 
I had to force myself to decorate for Valentine's Day this year. 

Not that I "go all out" or anything, 
but I just wasn't feeling it this year.

My remedy?

Just keep it simple.



I only spent about $10.00 total here.
I bought the banner & the heart shaped tags 
(on the branches) from Hobby Lobby for $6.00.

I spent $4.00 at The Dollar Tree to make
the square candle votive holders for Debbie & Shannon's 

Everything else was stuff  I already had on hand.



I kept the white lanterns from my Winter mantel
& changed all the other items.

Simple.


I stacked up a basket & a crate for the hearth.

I added my kid's Valentine's Day related books
& the pillow I made a couple of years ago.


Simple heart gift tags hang from a few branches.

You can see the square glass votive holders that I made 

The heart shaped plates are from Target  (on clearance)
a few years ago.


Keeping it simple meant it was a quick
change out from Winter to Valentine's Day
and it will be quick to change back to Winter
once Valentine's Day is over.

Do you decorate for Valentine's Day
or do you skip it?  


 

21 comments:

Diane said...

Your mantel is so pretty, as always. I do love those heart shaped plates! I do decorate my table, but that is about it these days - children are grown and grandchildren almost are!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French bread & family said...

You do simple "pretty perfect", my friend! Wishing you safe and warm as you endure the winter.
~Lynne
w/L.

Amy at love made my home said...

Beautiful! I love that you shop your home as well as getting some new things, it is a great combination and gives a beautiful result! xx

Dawna Motz said...

Have to say that I skip decorating the mantel for Valentines Day...but I love how yours looks. I still have my wintery look going on and it is snowing again here today, so looks like winter will be staying on the mantel for a wee bit longer as well! Have a great day Gina!!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I decorate a little. Got to get to it soon!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Simple really can be best. I love your mantel, Gina. xo Laura

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the heart shaped plates Gina! I think simple is better!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Adorable Gina! Not sure if I will be pulling out My Valentine decorations this year! I always make cookies or dessert.

Kim said...

Love it, Gina! It's simply perfect!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh my goodness! I love, love, love! I'm one to like everything equally balanced like yours. Sometimes like today, I mix it up a bit. I'm more happy with yours.

Shelia said...

Hi Gina! Oh, honey, you always put together the most gorgeous mantels and this one is just that - gorgeous! Love your lanterns and heart shaped plates. You're just so good at this!
Thanks for popping in to see me and think of me in this snow! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

Gina your mantles are always perfect. I love the votives you made and those heart shaped plates are too cute.

Maria Elena said...

It is beautiful, Gina! I am not decorating at all for Valentines this year. I have so much going on right now that I think I will just wait until Spring time to change things around the house. You did a beautiful job!

Jann Olson said...

Well for not being in the mood it sure turned out darling! Love the red and white color theme! Your pillow is super sweet also Gina. You know me, I love Valentines and really have more décor than I need. Wish I could part with some of it. Maybe someday. lol!
hugs,
Jann

Danielle Giannandrea said...

Keeping it simple looks pretty amazing! Love the heart tags on the tree. I want to try that! Happy Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

Debbiedoos said...

Well for NOT being in the mood you pulled it off beautifully as always Gina! Looks adorable.

Carol said...

Well, it looks elaborate to me, since I did only itty bitty Valentine decor. I think your mantel looks very pretty. I really like those cute heart-shaped plates and the banner. If I had kiddos around, I would probably do more.

Melinda said...

It all loks so festive!

Yes, I do and you will see it later
in the week.

M : )

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just perfect, Gina. Nice pops of red and hearts here and there. I like it a lot. The red plates from Target are so neat, and I love your handmade pillow.

I may add a garland, I have a book of sheet music and it is always inspiring the romantic in me!!

Jane xx

Ana said...

If this is what you come up with when you are "not feeling it" I can only imagine when you go all out :-) It's just lovely Ms. Gina, but then again there hasn't been one of your mantel creations I haven't absolutly loved. I knew you wouldn't disappoint :-) ❤️ Happy Valentine's Day.

Much love,
❤️Ana

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your mantle looks AWESOME!

This is the very first year as far back as my memory takes me that I didn't get out my big box of Val Day stuff. I have a few bits - but ran out of time and energy this year.

I entertained a lot in Jan and Feb so far, and it took all of me - so yes I DO decorate, have a little, and ran out of time posting about it.

I totally adore yours, Gina. Hugs.
Have a fun SVD weekend with your ♥

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