Valentine’s Day Mantel

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It’s a cold, snowy January here, and it seemed fitting to keep the little houses up on the mantel a little longer.  I found the porcelain tea light holders at a thrift store one day, and that inspired me to want to make a modern little village my adding some wood and cement houses.

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My sweet brother-in-law made them for me, and I have to say I love them.  I added some gold and silver leaf to roofs of the cement ones.  You might remember that I used some of the houses for my Christmas table.  Since we didn’t get them made until a week or so before Christmas, it was too soon to put them away when the Christmas festivities were over.

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I turned them into a Valentine’s Day vignette with the addition of the hearts and the chalk board message, “home is where the heart is”.

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The little hearts are made out of book pages, and the few pink and red ones just have a little watercolour paint on them.

Valentine s day book page heart bunting garland

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I love the mantel, it’s neutral colours, and pretty candles.

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With a wintry, Valentine’s Day mantel like this, life really is a party!

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  1. Very pretty mantle, Dannyelle! Love your pretty & fluffy wreath — so fun! The little heart garland is so dainty….fantastic!
    Cheers, Catherine

  2. I love your mantel Dannyelle! The wood and cement houses are so cute and so original! It looks great 🙂

  3. Thanks Katie.

  4. Thanks Catherine, the wreath was fun to make too, just a few feather boas, a coat hanger and your off to the races!

  5. Love the wreath!!!

  6. Thanks Kelly, I’ve had it for years and years, but neutrals seem to always find a home here.

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