vintage Valentine mantel

Over the weekend, I put together several Valentine banners for my spaces at Aunt Bee's House!

Normally, I don't really decorate for Valentine's Day.
It feels too soon to be putting up another holiday after I've just put away Christmas.
Usually just some tulips, and a nice table setting for us to enjoy together as a family.

But after making the buntings, I decided to put together a quick Valentine mantel to highlight my project.

Simple and sweet, with some unique handmade and vintage pieces.
Hobnail milk glass makes me think of Valentines....

I picked up this cute little Marx truck yesterday!  
A vintage Valentine tucked into the truck bed.

I haven't taken down the old fence or wreath from Christmas yet, but it was the perfect transition into Valentine decor.  I used the rusty wings that I had in the dining room for Christmas - now more like cupid's wings!
These were made by my friend Janet of Whatevers Handmades.  
(You can see her Etsy shop by clicking on her name.)

She is super talented, and these are so versatile.  
One side is corrugated metal, and rusty on the side you see here.  
Multi seasonal, double it!

A stack of vintage red books and another vintage valentine.
Candles for a little romance, and who can resist a jar of white buttons?
Not me!

I decided to show you one of the other options I made in my buntings:

A little more traditional in pink and red.
I also added some glittery red hearts to the middle flags.

I hope this inspires you to make a simple and sweet, vintage-inspired look!

xo Denise

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  1. Sweet looking mantel Denise. Love those rusty angel wings and the white buttons. Thanks so much for sharing at my Show and Share Party this week.


  2. I love your mantel, just a few choice items make a huge impact. Love the sweet little truck and the jar of buttons. Thanks for the inspiration Denise and thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.


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