Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine Mantel 2014..

Last year I wanted my Valentine Mantel to be completely neutral and calm.
You can take a look at it here.

This year,  I still wanted to keep it simple, but with a pop of red.
So, I simply spray painted my wooden X and O with the same red spray paint I used on my lamps.

You can see in the photo above that I also spray painted a frame the same red 
and hung a heart shaped grapevine wreath inside.
(That was before my cow painting was done.  Now "Bonnie" hangs above my old blue dresser.)

These galvanized tin hearts were IKEA Christmas ornaments I got in 2012.
I love that I can use them more than once a year!

I'm loving my preserved boxwood topiaries!
These exact same ones can be found at Homegoods for $30 each,
but my Safeway store had them on a shelf of closeout stuff in the floral department
 for a fraction of the price.
They had some blue gingham type ribbon on them when I bought them.
 I put this nicer grain sack style ribbon with the red stripes around them instead.

So, a pop of red or totally neutral ~
what do you prefer?

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  1. Love seeing the pictures of your creativity! It helps inspire me with my new home!--Pam

  2. I love natural and a pop of red, beginning to integrate a bit of red in our home too, not much but some.

    1. Yes, I suppose it depends on my mood. Both neutral and a pop of red can be nice.

  3. always.... your mantle sparks the creative heart :)

    1. That's a very meaningful compliment to me. Thanks so much, friend.

  4. We need a punch of red right about now. Very fun, Elizabeth!


  5. I'm really liking your red touches!! Love the big XO!
    Mary Alice

  6. Your mantel looks pretty, Elizabeth! I love the pop of red! It's so cheerful. xo

  7. Makes me happy to see your creativity here. xo

    1. I love creative activities. It makes my heart happy!

  8. Love. Love. Love. This His Love radiates from you & your home!

  9. Beautiful. And I totally caught the JOY piece in the photo too. LOVED!!!

  10. What a great display for Valentines Day! Your big red letters make a fun statement. I like all the red touches tying it all together.

  11. I like it both ways! I do the same thing - sometimes I leave it all whites and neutrals and sometimes I add a poop of color.

  12. Your Valentine mantel makes me happy with its pops of red and bits and pieces. And I'm giggling at Jill's comment above with the 'poop of color.' Heehee! I'm assuming she meant 'pop!'

    Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!



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