Monday, February 13, 2012

My Valentine's Day Decorations (Fake Mantel)

I don't decorate a lot for Valentine's Day, but I couldn't let the holiday pass us by without sharing how I spruced up the top of my TV armoire without spending a dime. We don't have a mantel, so I use the armoire for holiday and seasonal displays. This is my "Valentine's Fake Mantel," put together using stuff I had in my stash...
























Exhibit A-

My lantern from Blessings Unlimited. I added some heart ornaments to the interior, and attached the cute hearts on wire (a gift from Domestic Fashionista) to the top:


I also have some cute Valentine's blocks I picked up at the Target Dollar Spot a month or two ago. I stuck those in front of an apothecary filled with glittery styrofoam balls. You might recognize those from Michaela Byrd's Hello Kitty Birthday Party. I love to reuse stuff!

The other side of the armoire is tricky. I keep a small antique trunk up there. I know that seems odd, but my dad refinished it for me as a Christmas gift one year, and we just don't have space for it anywhere else. It is sometimes nice to have it for layering....

And across the front I have some of those country berry bead thingies with a heart garland wound through.
























One more, with the dog who insists on being in the shot:

So...nothing that will blow your mind here. I was hoping that if there are any of you who are mantel-less like me, you might pick up a few ideas. You could use the top of a bookcase, a buffet or sideboard...

Did you decorate for Valentine's Day this year?

Linked to Today's Creative BlogHome Stories A to Z

Pin It

13 comments:

Samantha said...

I like your display! I didn't do our mantle this year. But I added some photos, subway art, and a bit of garland to our hall table. I think 'less is more' is good for Valentine decor :)
Have a great Monday! Samantha

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

Your V-Day display is cute. I didn't decorate for Valentine's day this year either. In hindsight I wish I had done a little something. Oh, we'll maybe next year!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I think it looks awesome Amanda! I love the big plate:) We don't have a mantel and I really don't have any other space that would work like this either. I added some decorations to the edge of our stairs, and we have a few other decorations randomly around the house...but no big display like yours.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I think it looks great! Love the glittery foam. And the dog posing is awesome, lol.

Xazmin said...

Love it! And I really love your armoire. I'm pretty much sure I'd trade you my fireplace for your armoire.

SueAnn said...

Looks great!! I have a very narrow mantel and I use it to it's full potential!! Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Richella said...

I love the way you decorate the top of your armoire. Who says you have to have a mantel for a seasonal display? (To tell the truth, I have two mantels, but I almost never change the decor there--I decorate them for Christmas, but not for other holidays.)

I think pretty much every picture could be better with a puppy in it, but I guess I'm prejudiced. She looks like you gave her treats to pose there! :)

Jessica Bruno said...

Your armoire looks great and I love that it was free. Cute pictures :)

Leslie said...

Can I borrow your adorable puppers to put on my mantel? My mantel would be the sweetest one in all of blogland!
(Your decor is adorable--especially the beautiful faces of your babies!)
HVD!!
HUGS,
me

Rachel said...

That looks terrific! I love the Dollar Section at Target... I missed the V-Day selection this year!

Loving your doggie modeling for you!

Kassi Mortensen said...

That looks great! Simple and affordable! I did NOTHING this year... I think when I have kids it'll be easier to get into the decorating spirit for all of the holidays... Maybe? :)

Paula said...

Your display looks so nice. I love how you varied the heights so that you can see everything. Being on the armoir is probably a good thing at your house because it's high enough that your little helpers can't rearrange when you aren't looking!

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

Yay! So glad you are still using my little heart ornament hangy thing!!! Perfect and festive...and I love that it showcases the most important aspect of Vday...your loved ones!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...