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29 January, 2014

My Farmhouse Valentine Mantel

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine MantelI’m excited to share this with you…my first ever Valentine mantel…and to join a group of twenty talented bloggers at the All Things Home Valentine Showcase! I love Valentine’s Day decor but have always had a fear of going overboard with it. But I think I have finally found a way to balance it…by adding a farmhouse look!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine MantelMy mantel is simple, using many of the same elements that I used for my farmhouse Christmas decor…galvanized lanterns, burlap, ironstone and rustic sweater knits.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine MantelOn the vintage mirror…my farmhouse Valentine wreath with sweater hearts! It was super easy to make and adds lots of texture to the mantel. You can get the tutorial here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine MantelBelow the wreath, my frenchy galvanized container is filled with more sweater hearts…a fabulous gift from my sweet friend Pat! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine Mantel On one side of the mantel…my rooster pitcher stand guard, adding a touch of farmhouse French to the look. It was a fun find from Marshall’s several years ago.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine Mantel And beside him, my new favorite galvanized lanterns…love them! ♥ They came with smoked glass, but I removed it so that the lines of the lantern would show. I got them from Joss and Main back in the fall…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Mantel …and used them in my farmhouse Christmas mantel. You can see more of my mantel here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine Mantel On the other side, my kitty cat pitcher is filled with candles to add a little interest. It was also a Marshall’s find from several years ago.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Valentine MantelAnd of course, more ironstone in the form of plates on the mantelpiece…always there to add a little architectural interest. And there you have it…my farmhouse Valentine mantel!

Baby Kitty As for the staff…they are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first snow of the winter…due this afternoon! I am excited, too, because it will be the first snow for my two-year-old grandson and probably the first one that the three-year-old will remember…fun! And the nice thing about snow in the South is that it will be gone by day after tomorrow! ;-)
Need more Valentine inspiration? Here's a peek at my Valentine project gallery! Just click on the photos to be taken to the post with the full tutorial.

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And if you would like even more Valentine inspiration, please head on over to visit the other blogs on our tour!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my farmhouse Valentine mantel! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. You hit the perfect balance with your mantel. Love it all, especially your lovely wreath!

  2. So pretty and perfect for Valentine's Day! I love those little sweater hearts. Adorable!


  3. Love the wreath and the wonderful bucket with the beautiful hearts…such a beautiful Valentine mantel!

  4. So sweet! LOVE the little sweater hearts in the galvanized container. Thanks for lots of inspiration.

  5. Debbie this is so pretty, love the wreath and those lanterns are gorgeous. The galvanized bucket is a keeper too.


  6. I love your valentine mantel- just the right amount of sweet! :)

  7. Debbie, your valentine mantel is darling. You've begun a new trend! The white rooster looks French. Is there a maker's mark? Happy Valentine's Day to you and your staff.

  8. So beautiful, Debbie! Love those amazing lanterns! Thanks for joining us on our tour!

  9. Love those sweater hearts. So cute!

    Wonderful to be co-hosting with you.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  10. I really like that wreath! Hope you and the kitties are staying warm and safe!

  11. Such a lovely mantle display! I'm in love with the puffy heart wreath!

  12. Debbie, Thank you for some inspiration for a really pretty Valentine's Day mantle. I love the sweater hearts and the white rooster pitcher is so perfect with the red and white. I think I will add some red roosters to my mantle this weekend.

  13. The prefect valentine display. Love it!! I invite you to share it at my Thursday hop ( you can still link up today) hugs

  14. Absolutely adorable! I just love your always!!! You are always making me swoon with what you create next! XXOO Christy

  15. Love EVERY one of your Valentine projects!!

  16. I found the same sweater hearts and made a wreath for my mirror in our foyer! So cool! Used wide white ribbon and it turned out beautifully! Love your blog! Thanks so much!


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie