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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Valentine Mantel

Lights on....lights off.....chairs in front of the fireplace....chairs to the side.....which way do I like it the best?

Lights off and chairs in front of the fireplace?  

Below is my 2014 mantel......
Things certainly change around here,  but my "go to" pieces show up all the time!   I used the same wreath in 2014 as I chose to use in 2016.

Let's move those chairs back in and have a piece of!    I have a train case full of fun vintage Valentines to look at while we enjoy our candy.

I think I like the animal themed Valentines the best....

I made a cherub topiary to set on each side of the heart wreath.....
I placed a HL sign on each side of the mantel .....

and another cherub at the end of the mantel on both sides.    

I made a simple banner by printing a few Valentines pictures from the computer.

 I added some pearls and hearts to the existing icicle light string that I have been using since ....still not tired of it!     The pearls were 30 cents each at HL's 90% off  and the hearts are from At Home....2 dollars each in the after Christmas sale isle.

Lights and chairs.......
or no lights or chairs....which do you like?


  1. Very beautiful! Could I suggest lights - no chairs?

  2. Penny,
    Now you know I would say that I love the lights, didn't you??? I just love the glow that those little lights cast off in the evening especially. The banner is so cute too!! I can't wait to "play" with my Valentine's Decor....


  3. I love the lights with or without the chairs! Cute banner too.

  4. How festive! Thanks for sharing.
    I found you at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth.

    Lexie Robinson

  5. I prefer the lights on and the chairs. Your mantel is fantastic and the banner very romantic

  6. Your Valentine's mantel is decorated so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  7. Oh my heart Penny, your mantels are gorgeous, I love the cherubs and the wreath is wonderful with the buttons attached. Its all so intriguing I need to enlarge the pictures to see all the details!!

    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week!!
    Have a great day!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl:)

  8. Always so pretty.
    Love the lace and the twinkle lights.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lights and chairs is my vote....beautiful!

  10. Wow...I think you have the fanciest house I've ever seen! Definitely lights on with the chairs in front! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  11. You're always so festive! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Gorgeous!! Love the glow of the lights but still so pretty without and those chairs are fabulous wherever you put them!

  13. I absolutely LOVE your mantel, Penny! The lights and the hearts look oh-so-sweet. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope to see you at the party tomorrow. Hugs!


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