Simple Mantel Transition from Winter Whimsy to Romantic Valentine


Hi there, Friends! I hope you've been having a relaxing weekend. Today I am sharing how simple it was to transition my whimsical winter mantel to a romantic one for Valentine's Day. You'll see how I kept the same basics, switched out a couple of accent pieces and added a few more.


Romantic Valentine Mantel



You may remember the winter whimsy mantel I posted at the beginning of the month. It featured an assortment of thrifted treasures: vintage books, sheet music and an ironstone platter, all which I kept as I updated the mantel for Valentine's Day. I just switched out the whimsical polar bear and scrabble tile message hibernate...



Romantic Valentine mantel


...for a romantic cupid and gold sequined message love. Do you shop Tuesday Morning's craft section? I find the best things there--including the sheet of stickers that included the sparkly message. {If you don't have Tuesday Morning nearby, or can't find the stickers, I hunted and found the exact same ones on Amazon--find the link at the bottom of the post.}  I also kept the same candles that were on the winter mantel but added a delicate bouquet of dried pink roses. 


Romantic Valentine mantel


You can see how to make the floating hearts I hung, here. These are the same ones I used for both the Valentine snow globe and the Queen of Hearts dress form--such a simple craft to make but very versatile. I kept the vintage dishes of fragrant lavender, trading the mini pinecones I had for winter, to a sweet rose in the first and 


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a mercury glass heart and miniature arrow dangling a tiny heart, in the teacup. It may be my favorite feature on this mantelscape. 


Romantic Valentine mantel


Did you notice my little cupid has an arrow too? I found those last year at Smitten, one of my favorite places for discovering delightful trinkets. 


cupid romantic Valentine mantel


Here's a view of the full mantel and more of the floating hearts hanging from the mirror with one of the pom-pom garlands (also from Smitten) I've kept up from my holiday mantel.


romantic Valentine mantel



Inside the firebox area, hangs another pom-pom garland, gold doily hearts and more floating hearts. On Wednesday, I'll be sharing how to make this super easy heart wreath! 


Romantic Valentine mantel
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Last, a peek at the full mantel including the hearth area--again, you can see I kept several basics from my cozy winter hearth.


Romantic Valentine mantel




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17 comments:

  1. The heart wreath is lovely Cecilia, looking forward to seeing how you created it :)

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  2. Oh Cecilia, I love the arrows with dangly hearts! And the mercury glass heart! I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but yours is perfect. Just the right amount! I'm still in clean out mode so I'm afraid decorating is low on my list. I've got lots of stuff to haul to the thrift store.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  3. I enjoyed the gold and silver toned inspired decor for Valentines Day, something different besides the usual red and pink!

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  4. Your mantel is very pretty and romantic. I love the heart and arrows in the twisted gold. sb

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  5. How sweet, now I have to look for a vintage scrabble game!

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  6. So pretty! I love the softness of it all!

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  7. An Absolutely darling display as usual Cecilia! The teacup and glass heart are my favorite :)

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  8. Oh how I miss having a mantel! I loved decorating it for the seasons/holidays.

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  9. Looks so sweet Cecilia. Love the arrow with the dangling heart and my favorite is the teacup full of lavender, the mercury heart with the gold arrow.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  10. I am smitten with your cupid! ;)

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  11. Thanks so much for all your visits and kind words!! So pretty!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  12. Aww, I love that sweet, cozy, romantic look! The little angel figurine with the arrow is adorable. Love the frame and the whole look of it with the mantle Cecilia! Pinned.

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  13. Very pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  14. I do the same with my Winter to Valentines mantel decor...taking off a bit and adding a bit. I love having a mantel.

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  15. How cute! I love that it's not the typical pink and red, but still romantic. :)

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  16. Very cute! I love the little metal arrows too. So, so sweet!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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