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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

An Unexpected Valentine Mantel

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Greetings, friends!

Gone is the glitter, faux snow and reindeer; however, one thing that didn't have to leave after Christmas were splashes of red ... thanks to Valentine's Day! 

After running into World Market a couple of weeks ago to grab one "little" thing, I found myself unexpectedly loading a NOT-so-little thing into my car.  That purchase then became the surprise focal point for our Valentine's Day mantel:


Of course, I *then* found my car driving on auto pilot to Michael's to find a few goodies to complement such unexpected purchase! First, I spotted simple, inexpensive red vases to add faux florals (already had on hand): 


Next, while there, I found a pack of red and pink hearts, which I would later embellish with smaller Martha Stewart adhesive hearts and hang at varying heights across the mantel:


And, what's Valentine's Day without Cupid?  These cuties were actually part of a gift bag ... I simply detached them from the bag and gave them a spot on the mantel, as well, along with a few, scattered rose petals:  



Plain, white candles were given a bit of Valentine whimsy by adding layers of decorative ribbon:


Lastly, after finding these cute, adhesive tiles, I thought it'd be fun to frame them:  


One last peek at our unexpected Valentine mantel:


Thanks for stopping by ... hope to see your unexpected additions, too!

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43 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your mantel, it looks so pretty! Thanks for stopping by!

At The Picket Fence said...

It all looks just "love"ly my friend!! So many wonderful details! :-)
Vanessa

Carol said...

The mantel looks fabulous, Becca! It's amazing how much "trouble" we can get into with one little stop.

Carol

Savvy Seasons said...

What a beautiful "unexpected" purchase, Becca! Your mantle looks so pretty, fun, and romantic....perfect for Valentines Day! I really like your new focal point picture....I want!! ;) Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Becca....I so love the "Seek Happiness" canvas...what a great find!....

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a SWEET look:) Luv that cute framed "Be Mine".

Blessings,
Linda

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Omg. My car has auto pilot too! What a sweet matel.

Blondie's Journal said...

Very, very cute, Becca!! You have so many great ideas and they all work together. You are all set for Valentines Day! :)

XO,
Jane

Designs By Pinky said...

Looks fantastic. Love the Seek happiness. I love red and white any time! XO, Pinky

Tardevil said...

All this time I've been reading your blog & had no idea you lived in L.R., until I saw it on FB. I thought you lived in FL, for some reason. I hope you've left something in the stores for me b/c I'm heading to NMB tomorrow! Your Valentine's mantel looks great. I went to Michael's tonight, and had no luck. Glad you found some good stuff. My suv auto-pilots to Home Goods. ;o)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, you just never cease to amaze me! Your mantel is wonderful! You always find the cutest things and make them look spectacular!

Tammy Henderson said...

Wow Becca you really know how to go all out for Valentines Day! Beautiful. Would love it if you came by and shared it at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-linky-party-and.html

Shannon Fox said...

That mantle is BURSTING with Valentine vibes. So sweet! Love the new art too Becca :)

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Love it Becca! Your Valentine Mantel is adorable and I love your new purchase.

mishebe said...

Love the cherry picture!

Maz said...

love it all , you seem to have a great eye for special pieces that are just waiting for the "Becca" touch xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great Holiday mantle!! Very pretty!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Maria Elena said...

Becca, your mantel looks fabulous! Love your new canvas art and all the Valentine's decor looks just gorgeous! Very pretty!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your mantle looks so super cute! Love the canvas! It's amazing how one good thing can lead to another good thing ...or finds should I say! ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Becca! Don't you love those run ins for one "little" thing! : )

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca your mantel always looks fabulous!! LOVE the picture! The little hearts hanging form the mantel are so cute!

Meeha Meeha said...

Wonderful mantel, the flowers are simply divine and your talent at layering shows again!

Kim said...

Looks adorbs Becca! I've seen that print before and always loved it. So sweet, vintage and colorful. Makes a great focal point on your mantle!
xoxo,
Kim

Stacey said...

Wow that's just perfect. I've always loved that print and it works well for Valentines.

KATHY said...

Your mantle looks so gorgeous!!!

Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and so pretty. I love your Valentine's vignette. The Seek Happiness picture is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Jemsmom said...

You are GOOD!!!!!! :-) I love how your car just drives itself to Michaels! Ha! You are too funny!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh it's gorgeous! Come do mine now :)
XO
Kristin

Christine from MyMilkGlass said...

Looks great! I have that same art work and absolutely love it. It is such a nice reminder to see daily!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Very pretty Becca! I love the sign so much! Everything looks wonderful together.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Love the framed tiles and the entire mantle decor. Now I'm in the mood for Valentine's Day!

Cricket said...

LOVE the unexpected purchase at world market. I am going to see if our local one has it. It is just what I need for my new apartment...when I finally get moved in. The mantle is beautiful!!! But that doesn't surprise me...you only do beautiful!!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I've eyed that piece at World Market and have always wanted to find a place to use it. You did a great job of making it a part of your gorgeous Valentine's mantle. Love, love, love it all!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love is in the air! Love those tile decals!
Kelly

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful Valentines mantle Becca! Perfect!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cristina Garay said...

I love your mantel! That unexpected find is gorgeous, beautiful details all around!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Becca,

I love all of the Valentine "pretties"! And I love your blog!

I'm your newest Follower!

Jan ♥

Nicole @ Mendez Manor said...

Beautiful! Your projects are always so pretty! I just stopped by and liked your facebook page too! :) Have a great weekend!

www.mendezmanor

Annette said...

I fell in love with your blog!it's full of great ideas!
Hope you want to come visit my country "home":
www.ce-que-je-aime.blogspot.it

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks very festive! LOVE the sign! Of course, red is my color. :)

xo
Pat

Debbiedoo's said...

That could not be more perfect Becca. I have always admired that picture when I go into World Market.

happyhome said...

Thanks for the great ideas! So pretty and festive!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love your mantel, so pretty!!!!