2/13/2012

Valentine's Day Mantel and Vignettes

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Hello my friends...
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Happy Valentine's Day!
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Today I thought I would share with you a few Valentine vignettes
 in my living room.  Some of the Valentine vignettes may look familiar to
 you...and you would be right.  Christmas 2011 at my place has evolved into
 Valentine's Day 2012 (minus a bit of greenery, etc.).
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  Since the Christmas decor in my living room was done in a silver and
 white color theme...it transitioned easily into the decor for this winter season.
  A trio of "serenading angels" was the star attraction for my 2011 Christmas mantel.
  They work perfectly for a Valentine's Day mantel as well.  I've gotten "miles" of
 decor use out of this mantel decor and out of the vignettes as well, but after
 Valentine's Day...I'm afraid they will finally have to go.  Hehe!
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I hope you enjoy!
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A Mantel to Celebrate
 the "Day of Love"
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Here we are...in my living room.
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A shimmering silver and sparkling white mantel dressed for Valentine's Day.
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I love silver and white paired together...it looks so elegant to me!
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Tall silver candle lanterns grace each side of my faux fireplace mantel,
 along with a few silver candleholders with white tapers.  Mercury glass finials
 and ornaments also join in with the shimmering mix of silver.
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A pair of sweet serenading angels are showcased front and center
 on the mantel.
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Decorative mercury glass finials can be seen through the glass of
 the candle lanterns.
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Ahhhh...the serenading angels are playing love songs...romancing the heart!
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A valentine vignette for the small table that is positioned between the
 love seat and fireplace.
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The third serenading angel graces this little vignette of love!
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A mercury glass heart with a white organza ribbon!
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More shimmering silver and sparkling white for a table that sits in
 front of the living room window.
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As I said before...this vignette was created for Christmas.  I just
 love how it turned out and I am still enjoying it!
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All kinds of "pretties" fill the three tiered glass pedestal plates.
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They really sparkle when the sunlight shines on them!
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The french lady bust is sporting a beautiful pearl necklace.
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I love the white mercury glass birds with the white feathery tails!
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And Voila...there you have it!  A Valentine's Day decor in my living room!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Thank you, ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well dear friends, I'm so glad that you dropped by for a visit today!
  Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here.  I
 would love to visit with you!
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Happy Valentine's Day!
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32 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, this so pretty! I love the silver and white...what a pretty take on Valentine's Day. You always have such pretty vignettes! Be sure to stop by and get in on my latest giveaway! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

The enchanted home said...

Breathtakingly beautiful.......looks magazine cover ready!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Chari!! I love the silver- soo soo pretty!! You know who I just met yesterday? Miss Gloria!! :) She is such a sweetie!! Happy Valentines Day!

Sonia said...

Hi Chari!!
Happy Valentine's to you!! Gorgeous vignettes..love all the silver and bling! Have a wonderful day with your honey!
Miss Bloomers

Blondie's Journal said...

What an elegant and sophisticated way to decorate for Valentine's Day! I LOVE all the sparkle!

XO,
Jane

Deserae said...

Just gorgeous....love all the silver and white :o)
~Des

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful Sis...I always love everything you..How are you doing my dearest friend..Give honey my love girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Lori E said...

You always do things up so sparkly and nice Chari. Unexpected pieces carried over for Valentines Day and they are a hit.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE BACK IN ACTION.HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL.THINKING OF YOU ,JOANN

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Just beautiful! Nice job.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your mantel is just outstanding Chari, just stunning!
I love those tall candleholders and the angels, my goodness, so beautiful!
And your table vignette, so detailed and so pretty!
And the window area just shimmers, I know I could sit there for hours enjoying it all!
Happy Valentine's Day to you my dear friend!
Hugs,
Cindy

Creations By Cindy said...

Chari, I so love your blog and looking at all your beautiful creations. You create with Passion and it shows. Thank you for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a stunning post for Valentine's! The matel's vignette is amazing, with the pretty puttis and all the silver. The three tier filled with silver items, it's fabulous! I hope you're feeling better dear Chari, as you were so sad a few days back from the loss of your dear daddy.
Enjoy this Valentine's Day.
FABBY

Chubby N Chieque said...

OMG... Sweet Chari,

I am so inlove with the white silver scheme. Does it mean, coz I am living in a deep snow, by now and it is still snowing, while I am writing this? §;-)

I just say... WOW...browse down...WOW and more WOWs.

You rocks in your design and you showed it.

Great job, dear lady and enjoy your VD with your lovelies...

x0x0,
/chie

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
These vignettes are lovely, dear friend! The finial in the lantern made me stop in my tracks! How stunning! The reflection of the mercury glass, crystal and silver is truly, a sight to behold in the sunlight and candlelight, indeed! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too dear!
Fondly,
Pat

Nezzy said...

I want to come live with you!!! What a classy Valentine display. Your decoratin' talent is always amazin'!!!

Girl...you rock!!!

God bless and have a wonderful Valentine's Day sweetie!!! :o)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Chari,
I've been away and just read about your father. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your Valentine's Day decor is so pretty. You have such good taste.
Hugs!

Linda said...

Chari, You havee the most wonderful collections. It is always a pleasure to come visit and see what you are up to. All of your Valentine's vignettes are lovely.

Theresa said...

Sooooo pretty! Love ALL of the silver, especially the heart:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGs!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, Everything looks gorgeous! I love how you always (and especially for V's Day) make everything look so romantic. I came over to check to see if there was a report on your dad. Hope he is doing okay. laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Cheri!! How in the world are you? Seems like it's been ages since I have been to see you..and of course I was in for a treat! What a fantastically beautiful winter vingette! Silver..I adore silver and it is all I buy for my hair. Just silver barrettes to hold it back and of course I buy as much of it as I can find at garage sales.
You are such a talented lady!! I love to get idea's from you, so much better than any magazine I can find.
Hugs and love,
Mona

Chandy said...

Such a beautiful interpretation of Valentine's Day, Chari! Your mantel is gorgeous with your magic touch!

Mary Ellen said...

Chari your Valentines Mantel looks so pretty!! I do so admire those pretty lanterns you found!! When I was in Albuquerque, I found a good size one for 5.00 at the thrift store. Not nearly as pretty as yours but I think I can make it work!

ARe things slowing down for you friend? Praying you are doing ok with all that has been going on in your life.

Busy here- gone for 4 days to help my sister in Albuquerque-got home late last night to have my son and a friend here for 4-5 days. They are trying to get some more work done on the outside of the house but the wind has been terrible here-how bout with you guys up there? They pressure washed today in that wind!! Oh so cold!

bee blessed
mary

Beth said...

Hi Chari, Love those silver balls on the tiered tray, as well as your fireplace and your magnolia picture. You are such a creative designer! Hope all is well with you!
Blessings, Beth

Nezzy said...

Hey sweet Chari, you were on my heart today and I just wanted to pop over and wish ya a fantastic weekend!

God bless ya!!! :o)

lvroftiques said...

Oh how beautiful Chari!!
I agree the silver and cream are fabulous together! You are a vignette Queen my friend! I love those twin lanterns! Where did you find them? I think they lend the perfect stately well balanced air to that mantel *winks* And of course I LOVE your french girl bust! (I'm an addict, how could I not? *winks*) I hope you and your honey had a wonderful Valentins day! Vanna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh sweet, and pretty Chari, I'm so happy to hear from you my friend and I am so thankful for the time you took in your busy life to write me a lovely and kind note. As you know, you are the vignette queen, you're amazing and I am inspiring myself, I'm not good with vignettes, but looking at your fabulous things, I'm learning. I hope everything is getting together with your life and soon you'll be back to normal,...or as they say now, I new normal. God bless you sweet friend and miss you very much.
Love,
FABBY

Miss Gracie's House said...

Beautiful! Your pics are so clear...and festive!
Rene

Sonia said...

Thinking of you! Hope you are having a good week...Miss you!
Hugs,
Miss Bloomers

arrielle_p said...

Love your mantel, love the whole place, it's a place that you just want to walk into and stand and feel the ambiance of Valentine's Day. :)

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~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I did I miss this one ?? Such a beautiful interpretation of Valentine's Day, Chari! You did a Gorgeous job putting your mantel together just gorgeous !! Im your newest follower on your new linky now. I hope you come follow me also.
XXOO Diane

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