mantel: valentine's day mantel on a dime

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Is there any other way to decorate? Not for me. I decorate on dimes and nickles mostly. So it comes as no surprise that this Valentine's Day themed mantel was put together with stuff we already had around and some little handmade projects that I'll share this week. A big thank you to Beth at The Stories of A to Z for hosting this linky party and getting me to decorate before the actual holiday this time.

These birds were a deal! A recent bride sold 12 of them to me on craigslist.


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  2. Another adorable holiday mantel! Did you hand stitch those felt hearts? They are so cute.

  3. Super cute! I love that you used the birds. They will be a great addition for Spring :) By any chance, would you consider selling me a pair of the cutest birds ever? I would L-O-V-E to use these myself! Thanks for the great idea!You can reach me @

  4. My name is Holly D’Anna and I’m the Assistant Holidays Web Editor at Better Homes and Gardens. I was looking through Beth’s Valentine’s Mantel Linky Party ( and just loved the images of your Valentine’s display.

    I’m working on creating a fresh slideshow on Valentine’s mantel and shelf displays to feature on and would love to include yours. In the slideshow, we would include an image of your Valentine’s display, a description and tips on how our readers can replicate it, and designer credit.

    I hope this is something you’re interested in! If so, I just need you to send me a hi-res image of your display (at least 300dpi, preferably a shot that faces straight on and includes all elements of your display), your phone number, primary email address, and mailing address. Then, our editorial assistant will follow up with a form for you to sign so that we can share your image.

    A few things I’d like to know about your display:
    • Is there anything else you created that you could share tips on?
    • How did you put together the final display?
    • Is there anything else/other mantel tips you’d like to share with our readers?

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! You can contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.