Sunday, January 17, 2010

Vintage Valentine Mantle

I was going through some totes and found these Valentine candy boxes and of course they look great on the mantle and how about one in the "frame".
I also decided to use my hankies on the mantle to help dress it up.

The sweet little birdhouse that you see on the left I won from Connie at Beautiful Living last year and that HAD to go on the mantle. She makes lovely treasures.

Had a few more Valentine treasures so they went on top of the bookcase. Gifts from friends and treasures found at sales. See the sweet little compact on the left, estate find years ago. The LOVE words are like window stickies and bought it at the grocery store last week for 2.99!!!

Fun Valentine mushroom is from a dear friend...The vintage looking candy dish is from another friend.

Button pillow from another dear friend and the LUV bug from another friend. Thank you friends. I found another "Black" Valentine..isn't she sweet :)

Tomorrow dentist for the "cleaning" and then off to HQ and I'll take some photos this time to show you as well as the weekend estate sale finds. Nothing to "knock" your socks's just great fun to "hunt" for them.
Fell off my "not eating sweets" wagon....and we went to a new candy store called "Sugar Sugar". I was disappointed as she hardly had any candy. She specializes in hard to find candy from my "youth"...and she didn't have what hubby was looking for. They don't make 7-Up bars anymore.
We won't go back...I'll stay with my Abdallah Candy store :) where they "know me"!!!
Deb :)


Linda said...

I really like how you used your sweet Valentine hankies as a border...sweet! Everything looks so cute!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Deb,
I'm so glad you stopped for a visit and signed up for my giveaway. Before I came here to comment I had to take time to examine everything on your mantle...what a gorgeous display! I love the mantle scarf and hankies. I'm going to look through my collection of hankies with new eyes now! The rest of your Valentine decorations are great, too! When I saw the felt hearts I knew that must know Elizabeth. Blogging brings us all together in the nicest ways. I'm loving getting things together for the swap..this is my favorite swap group! So nice to meet you!

Alecia said...

Aww....everything looks so sweet! Valentines and Easter r my favorite Holidays!



Theresa said...

WOW, you know I have a thing for hankies! Love those on the mantle and all of the other beautiful valentine boxes. The gifts from friends are too precious. Enjoy your weekend and the week ahead. Can't wait to see pictures from HQ! Hugs, Ganky!

Lisa said...

Oh I love it! i have some ogf those same hankies and that sweet dish with the retro valentines on it! Great minds think alike!! I hang hankies over the edge of my shelves for the different holidays!
Hugs, Lisa

Diane said...

You sure did a great job decorating for Valentines Day. I sure love the way it all works together Hugs, Diane

~~Carol~~ said...

Your mantle looks so wonderful! I see a couple things I have been eyeballing on Ebay. Like that Valentine dolly! And I've been grabbing valentine hankies when I see them too. I've got them draped like that on my bookshelf! Your candy boxes are beautiful too. You did such a great job decorating for Valentine's Day!

Linda said...

Deb, I love your mantle...what a cute way to display your hankies. You have a neat collction of Valentine pretties...I especially like the pillow with the button heart and the little black valentines are to live for....I've never seen them before. I love heart day and I'm really happy you shared all these neat things...hugs, Linda

goldenbird said...

Your mantle looks great, Deb. The hankies are a nice touch. Love all of your Valentine decorations on your mantle and the cute vintage valentines on the side of your blog.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love what you did to your mantle girl...its so sweet and that Connie is the best I also love her blog...good luck at the dentist my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

linda said...

Wow, you're all ready for Valentine's Day! Everything looks great!

I thought about putting a heart in a frame too. Thought about having it hang in the middle.

You sent me a vintage Valentine last year along with an adorable handmade card. I've got them both displayed on the shelf now. I love them both!

Joanne Kennedy said...

How cute! I love the added hankies. It finishes it off perfectly.


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

You are so clever and creative, I absolutely love it ALL!!! I am in love with your mantle and those adorable hankies!!! (gosh, you're making me want to decorate for Valentines day, and I never have.)
♥ Teresa

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Deb-
Your Valentine decorations look great! I haven't decorated for Valintine's Day since the boys were little, after seeing all of your lovelies...I think I will dig out some of mine and put some valentines out ;) I'll be back to check out your pics from HQ.

cityfarmer said...

you did it again ...captured my ♥

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

hi deb! the mantle is so cute and "love" filled!!! oh, to have a fireplace!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Deb, you always decorate your mantle so pretty. It looks so festive and your hankies look so pretty. Have a great week! Twyla

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Aw, I miss having a mantel! I love the way you did yours, Deb! The hankies really make it work! ♥

Lyneen said...

Beautiful Mantel... You have a wonderful collection of Valentine goodies to put out.. I am anxious to see what you found this past weekend. I put pictures of mine up last night.

Michele said...

Hi Sis...oh my, your mantle is gorgeous...I love the hankies! I found my Valentine decor, but just don't have any room to put it I'm hoping we find another house and start packing soon!

Big hugz,
Lil Sis

Protector of Vintage said...

Your mantle looks very pretty and festive!! I don't have much in the way of decorations for Valentine's Day, so I'll just continue putting away my Christmas stuff!!! Have a great day~

Judi said...

Hi Deb
Happy Blue Monday...
oh too bad you couldn't find the candy you were looking for. I love your Valentine's set up at your place. So sweet...if only you could find your hubby's sweets. Maybe you can get them at the other place.
have a very sweet day

Vintage Rose Collections said...

I want everything! I don't have a mantle and always wanted one. So glad you found your treasures to display and for us to enjoy!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet mantle Deb!! I love the vintage hankies used! I think we are all looking for pretty vintage hankies now! I bought a box of them last summer at a yard sale- now where is that box??....


Fran. said...

Hi, Deb Once again you've been busy! It looks adorable! I love your blog banner! To cute! Looks like your really into the valentine mood! I need to get there! I love the little valentine hearts you've been making. I saw them on elizabeth's blog. How big are you making them? Have a great night! XO Fran.

melanie's all my favorite things said...

I just love your blog...and your valentines!
thanks for stopping by!

Joy said...

Adorable, I love it! Can u come decorate my mantle?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so pretty! You always have the cutest displays for the holidays! I remembered that you had some sock monkey slippers. When I called my sister to thank her, I told her one of my blogger friends had some! Aren't they comfy? And thanks for the 40 comment! I feel young...and I'm very active...and I'll be 60 on Thursday! EEEEE!!!!

Queenie said...

Oh your mantle looks so pretty...I wish I had a mantle to decorate for all the different seasons, girl you are so lucky! I will just have to enjoy yours...I am loving the lace and your sweet hankies...the heart boxes are so pretty too...I wish they made those old fancy boxes like they used to. Did you save those from past Valentines or did you find those at estate sales? Hope you have a great night glad I got the chance to finally get over here and see what you've been up have been busy. I have sooo enjoyed visiting you!
Big Hugs,

Terra said...

Your mantle is very gorgeous with your red candy boxes and the delicate hankies. This is very creative of you.

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