Thursday, January 6, 2011

Valentine Mantle & more

It's time to decorate for Valentine's Day..."Love" is in the air, or at least on the mantle.


Aren't these shoes the "cutest"!!! I "earned" them last year when I helped at that vintage estate sale. So awesome! The lady of the house had treasures and more. That was an experience! The silver vase was a estate sale find from Last year!... No shopping for me for the last few weeks...


The sweet bird house in the middle I received/won from Connie at Living Beautifully. She made it. The cute mushroom was a gift from Twyla at Two Crazy Crafter's. She makes them!




It was bitter cold one day last week and Sweet Pea decided to sleep with Jackson Brown in his kennel. She has her own...more cozy this way.



I was in need of some birthday cards...this is what I came up with. I LOVE the bird stamp. It so "tweet" :)
I have to get going on my Valentines and swaps. Creating with paper is relaxing and FUN!
Off to HQ to get my room ready. The sale starts on the 20th...we had a nice long break, so it's time to get going!
Have a Great Day and "DO" something!
Warmly,
deb :)





38 comments:

Emily said...

I love what you did with your mantle; putting the hearts in the empty frames... so cute!! And your little doggies are so adorable keeping warm together!! :)

NanE said...

Love your mantle Deb! What a great way to showcase some special treasures for Valentines day. The cards are great too. Have a wonderful day, Nan

Kim's Treasures said...

Love the cards you made! Your mantle is very pretty...love those old boot/shoes! I'm just starting to put a bit out for Valentine's...will have to finish after vacation.

Have a great day!
Kim

Linda said...

Fun post full of goodies! Love all your fun valentine items~ and the shoes are adorable! The cards you made are really cute! And of course, your pups are always my favorite...

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE the doggies bunking together....so cute!

I'm skipping Valentines decor this year...I don't have much in the way of Valentines decor anyway and I am trying to pare down. :)

Hugs,
Robin

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Your mantle is lovely! I love all the gifts you used - they make it more special! Your cards are very pretty,too! Blessings, Becky

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your mantle...and those birthday cards are wonderful! I love them! I know someone that has a birthday soon! lol And today I started a giveaway! Hope you'll stop by to enter! Hugs! ♥

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow!!! You are so on the ball, getting your V-Day decorations up already. Kudos to you. : )
And the photo with the puppies sleeping close to each other...oh so cute!
M.L.

Joyce's Journey said...

Love your Valentine decor! You did a great job on those cards! The bird stamp is great! You always make such nice cards!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Deb, your mantel is so lovely. I am just inspired by this! I adore Valentines.

Cute, cute doggies.

Hugs, Barb

FourSistersInACottage said...

DEB I LOVE IT!!!! It's sooo happy and soooo Valentine.
Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Hugs, Amy
(and thanks for stopping by my blog to enter my Valentine's Day Drawing)

Theresa said...

Lovely Mantle, no Valentines decorating around here yet:) I hope you have a great sale at HQ and love the cards! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Hey Deb, nice mantle. I am working on Valentine's at my booth. I have not been to a sale in at least a month. Attic is my stash now. Cute dogs! see ya later

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Deb~
Your mantel looks dreamy! I love that mantel scarf...it's a beauty! Your cards are perfect for any occassion...the birds are so sweet. Hope your New Year is off to a good start!
xoxo
Joyce

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very cute mantel and so fun to have lots of items that remind you of others. Love you birthday cards with the tweet birds.

Jane said...

Your mantel looks fabulous! Mine is still bare. I took Christmas down and haven't put anything back up to replace it.
Your dogs are adorable!!
Have a great weekend.
Jane

Debby said...

Your mantle looks really cute. So sweet about the dogs being in the one cage with the door open. I love it when they cuddle like that.
Hope your new year is going well.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First the puppies are soooo cute. Oh Deb there is no way I can do anymore decorating so a valentines door wreath will be the extent of the decorating. I am headed to my booth tomorrow to take out Christmas decor and add valentines I think I may do another major clean up and reorganization also, it always feels great when it is done. I have not thrifted for so long I am having withdrawals!

Carol

PS if you cant find all of you hanky letters for next Christmas, I have an embroidery machine I could always embroider some?

Home and Heart said...

Darling as always Deb!! I love Sweet Pea and Jackson too!

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Deb! I am so glad you like the puppy Valentine. It will be the one I choose for you. I may be the crafty person, but I am terrible when it comes to decorating, and you always have the most wonderful ideas. I love the empty frames on your mantle. You've got some pretty cute birds yourself in your cards. Something else I would love to try. Have a great weekend! E

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Deb, your mantle is so pretty! I'm glad you could use the mushroom in you display. Your babies look so cute in the cage.
Pretty cards! Have a great day! Twyla

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Loving it!!! Have a fun week-end...m..

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Everytime I look at your blog and see the cute things you do especially to your mantel, it spurs me on. Thanks for the incentive.

goldenbird said...

Lots of beautiful heart-themed crafty items! I like you enthusiastic you are about all of the holidays. How sweet your pups decided to curl up together.

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE your Valentine mantel. Last year I started a V-Day display on my couch table. Found an old shabby shutter to prop up in the background to hang vintage V-day cards on ... you are really making me miss it. I move to TX in may and haven't unpacked all my stuff since we have been in a rental, but good news! We just bought a house, so maybe next year. Thanks for the inspiration. Those birds are so very tweet and you cards as well. Have a blessed week and happy antique hunting!
Melisa

Chanda said...

Your mantel is very pretty. I need to do something to mine, it is still bare after removing all the Christmas from it. My whole house is bare at the moment in fact. I am holding off 'cause I am conteplating painting th eliving room. I still havent decided. I bet you are getting ready to make valentines huh?? I should make some, just can't find time to do it all. Hope you are staying warm, my horse says he is sure warmer living in Missouri this winter instead of Minn. I bet he keeps wondering whe winter is coming. Lol

Folksie Linda said...

Your mantle looks wonderful.. i so love Valentine's day.. and decorating for it too... i have been busy on the Valentine swap and you are right..it is so relaxing and so much fun!!! Have Fun! Hugs, Linda

Joy said...

Aww where did you get the birdy stamp, so adorable! I love how u did your mantel for Valentines. I haven't gotten those boxes out yet. :)

bee'nme said...

Hi Deb!

Love your Valentine's decorating...so very cute! I am really missing working on decor at a booth...wish I could come and play in your booth! :o) It would be so fun - we like so much of the same stuff! You did an incredible job on the cards...cute!! And speaking of cute, the dogs sharing a kennel is precious!

Hope your New Year is going to be a healthy and happy one! Take care, and thanks for your friendship!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What adorable pooches~love the mantle!

Marydon said...

What a lovely bright mantle ... love LOVE those wee shoes. Lucky you!

Your cards are wonderful ... the pooches look comfy.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Margaret Cloud said...

I love that little girl with the heart. These pictures are so nice, especially the cards, my favorite one is the one with the musical notes. Have a nice week.

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Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Deb,
Those are the cutest little shoes !
I love the bird cards. You have sent me the cutest cards when I was sick.You don't know how much I adore looking at them. I love cards anyway

Lyneen said...

Love the mantle... how sweet my shoe has the honor of gracing the mantle!

SWEET DOGGIES!!!!

Melinda Cornish said...

your mantle rocks! It would be enough to inspire me to make Valentines......If I just had a mantle....those little shoes are incredible....

Sandy Michelle said...

I love your decor and cards Deb! Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay warm!

Sandy xox

Barbara Jean said...

Love the bird stamp. Had not seen that one.

blessings

bj