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.
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.
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”.
The little hearts are made out of book pages, and the few pink and red ones just have a little watercolour paint on them.
I love the mantel, it’s neutral colours, and pretty candles.
With a wintry, Valentine’s Day mantel like this, life really is a party!