I fell in love with Chari’s (at Happy to Design) winter mantle when I saw the photos last night. I thought it was so gorgeous and loved how she had decorated the clock. So, I wanted to try to do something similar with my mantle for Valentine’s Day.
I played around with it this morning and will probably do some more tweaking after I make a trip to Michaels this week, but this is how it looks for now. After looking at these photos, I ‘m not loving the hearts hanging from the top shelf. I’ll probably remove them and put something else up there.
The mantle clock, inherited from my Grandmother, decorated “A la Chari” with greenery, valentine picks and frosted pink roses.
Two sweet little cherubs and pink roses are floating on top of a pink heart. I found it at the flea market and was told it’s a posy holder. There is a groove going around inside the heart shape where you would have placed water for the flowers.
I love these waterfall prisms and how they cast reflections of light on the wall!
I added prints of vintage valentines in antique brass frames.
I love the soft pink roses on this handpainted bowl.
The front of the bowl is decorated with a neoclassical scene featuring a maiden and cherub.
Sadly, this little beauty has been broken and in the worst place possible…right through the middle of the scene on the front. Two years ago, my then 5 year old grandson received a guitar for Christmas. He was playing “rock star” and instead of smashing his guitar…yep, he broke my bowl. I couldn’t bear to throw it away, so I repaired it. Unfortunately, the crack is really visible when you view it up close.
More pink roses and soft sage green decorate the vase and plate sitting on the shelves. I have got to take down those hearts!
The mantle by candlelight…
Thanks for joining me today! I’m linking up with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.