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Thursday, February 11, 2010

"LOVE" Mantel

My Valentine decorating continues. Here is my fireplace mantel, brimming over in "LOVE".

Much better than last years version. Which by the way, I forgot to take photos of.

I found these black frames at Dollar Tree. They are fabulous!!! I may do something more to them later. But for now, I love them the way they are.

I printed out some letters from my stash of vintage images on my computer. I printed each letter in sepia tone. Don't they look fabulous? The little "love birds" in front are actually Target Christmas ornaments. I got them on clearance, after Christmas. They will work all year round.

Here is the left side of the mantel. I got 2 botanical rose prints at Goodwill a few weeks back. Three bucks each!!! And they came looking just like this. All I had to do was clean the glass. They are sooooo my style! My original plan was to give them to my niece since she is doing her room in Shabby Chic style. But since they are sooooo my style, I opted to keep them for myself. Sorry Danica! Maybe when I tire of them.
The topiary came from ABC Distributing a few years back. Actually almost 4 years ago, since I used them in my wedding. I got a set of two. The cherub was a thrift store find & left over from my wedding as well. The letter "K" is for Kim. That would be me. I picked up a set of letters from the thrift store a few months ago. I had no clue what word they spelled. When I got them home they spelled "Kiss me". Perfect for Valentine's Day. Except for the fact, that they are made to hang on the wall, not sit on a shelf or mantel. Well the "S's" aren't. But I got the "K" and the "M" to stand on their own. I just couldn't get the words "Kiss Me" to all stand up. And I am too lazy to hang them on the wall.

And here is the right side of the mantel. Pretty much the same as the left side. Except the print is different, the cherub is different and the letter is different. Other than that, exactly the same.

The "M" is for Mike. That would be my hubby. As well as my ex hubby. Lucky for me, both hubbies were named Mike. I didn't have to remember a new name. Except for now my ex uses his real first name which is actually John. But that's another story.

I love this cherub. He looks like he is blowing a kiss.

And one final look at my mantel. Someday this will be totally different. With different tile & a wood surround and mantel. But until someday, the ugly stucco mantel will have to suffice.

Well it's time to head home & make dinner. Hopefully I will get more Valentine decor posted later tonight. Or maybe in the morning. So be sure to check back. I have lots more to share.

If you missed the post about my china hutch, you can see it here.

Linking to:

Valentine Party @ Bargain Hunting (and chatting) with Laurie

Friday Mantel Party @ The Stories of A 2 Z

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


  1. Just love how your mantel looks. Very nice the letters in the frames!

  2. Oh Kim, more Valentine wonderfulness! Those frames with the Love letters are perfect for that project! I'm going to go look for some of those. You have such great ideas. I love coming to see what your latest project is. laurie

  3. Your mantle speaks of the Romantic Style Great Job!!

  4. I like your stucco and I like those Dollar Store black frames even more! It looks fabulous.

  5. Love your mantel! And I love your new blog look too!
    Can you tell me what that amazing font is that you used on the lettering? It is beautiful looks like a letter from a medieval church book.

  6. I love it!!! The one blowing a kiss to us all just...well, it melts my heart!

    My Show N Tell is HERE if you find time to stop by for a visit.

    Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!

  7. Love the LOVE! My favorite part of your mantle is the pair of birdies. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Good morning Kim, girl you always come up with the best stuff my friend...Love the frames with the LOVE in them...Happy VD to you Kim...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  9. What a lovely mantel! I like those little "love birdies" all snuggled up close in the center!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

  10. love the sepia and love those frames - divine :D

  11. You have such great ideas, Kim! I love the black frames~you are right, there is so much you can do with them! I wonder if they are still there? Everything is lovely!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours! :-)


  12. Oh I adore your mantel and how you did the vintage letter frames.
    Have a Happy Valentines Day!

  13. I LOVE your love mantel! I hope I can find some of those frames at Dollar Tree, because the shape of the opening on them is fabulous! I'm thinking they would be great for Halloween too.....

  14. Your mantel looks so sweet. I love those frames and how you spelled out love with them.

    ~ Tracy

  15. I love your mantle and home.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

  16. I like what you did by printing in Sepia. Your mantel is lovely. Happy Valentine's day.

  17. I always enjoy seeing all your pretties, and reading your stories! I also married a man with the same name as my first husband! LOL! (Joe!)

    I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

    Happy Valentine's Day!!


  18. What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

    Happy hearts day!

  19. Oh what a beautiful mantle of love! Love the cherubs.

  20. I love your Valentine Decor !
    Happy valentine's Day !