My 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.
On 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.
Below the wreath, my frenchy galvanized container is filled with more sweater hearts…a fabulous gift from my sweet friend Pat! :-)
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.
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…
…and used them in my farmhouse Christmas mantel. You can see more of my mantel here.
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.
And 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!
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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