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I Carry Your Heart in My Heart {Valentine’s Day Mantel}

I love Valentine’s Day. Well, really I love Valentine’s Day decor. It goes back to elementary school; decorating “mail boxes” and passing out Valentine cards and candy. I just can’t quite get enough of the pink and red hearts and paper doilies. 

So, of course, I love putting up a few Valentine decorations in the house. I especially enjoy decking the mantel for the day of love! This year’s mantel features a few of my favorite things : chalk art, vintage and handmade! 

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelThe focal point of the mantelscape is the large printed chalk art, based on the famous E.E. Cummings poem. You can purchase the downloadable file from Caravan. I had an engineer print done at Staples for around $4. 

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelMost of the rest of the mantel is recycled from last year’s. The adorable felt heart garland is by Aidie’s Hideaway. You can read about how to make the faux antique brass letters here.

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantel I bought a grocery store bouquet of white spider mums and used my blue jars as vases.The antique mason jars are leftover from our wedding and have gotten so much use since then!

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelThe flowers got an extra dose of fun with Happy Flags from Natalie Creates.  

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantel

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelAren’t they cute?? :)

Happy, handmade Valentine's Day mantelDo you put up any Valentine decorations, or are you still enjoying the post-Christmas breathing room? 

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
E.E. Cummings

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Christmas Traditions Blog Tour

Christmas Traditions Blog Tour

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Our Christmas Table @ Just a Girl and Her Blog

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7 Unusual, but Meaningful Christmas Ornaments @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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Our Christmas Decorating Tradition @ An Inviting Home

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Book Advent @ Persia Lou

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Advent Calendar @ Place of My Taste

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Grandma’s Christmas Snickerdoodles @ Absolutely Arkansas

Grandma's Christmas Snickerdoodles @ Absolutely Arkansas

 

Jesse Tree Tradition and Coordinating Scripture Book @ I Should be Mopping the Floor

esse Tree Tradition and Coordinating Scripture Book @ I Should be Mopping the Floor

 

Real Christmas Tree @ Life Love Larson

Real Christmas Tree @ Life Love Larson

 

Holiday Photo Outtakes @ Decor and the Dog

Holiday Photo Outtakes

 

25 Days of Christmas @ Glamorous, Affordable Life

25 Days of Christmas @ Glamorous, Affordable Life

Chocolate Toffee Crunch Popcorn @ Lovely, Etc.

Chocolate Toffee Crunch Popcorn @ Lovely, Etc.

 

Vintage Christmas Angels – What Meegan Makes

Vintage Christmas Angels - What Meegan Makes

 

Holiday Gift Cake @ Live Laugh Rowe

Holiday Gift Cake @ Live Laugh Rowe

 

Christmas PJ’s @ Primitive & Proper

Christmas PJ's @ Primitive & Proper

 

Super-Sweet Penguin Feet @ House by Hoff

Super-Sweet Penguin Feet @ House by Hoff

 

 

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 Fireplace Traditions @ Run to Radiance

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Family Daily Craft Advent Calendar @ Everyday Enchanting

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A New Christmas Tradition @ Upcycled Treasures

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A Kid Friendly Christmas Tree @ Fifty Two Weekends of DIY

A Kid Friendly Christmas Tree @ Fifty Two Weekends of DIY

 

Christmas Eve Fondue Dinner @ Life on Virginia Street

Christmas Eve Fondue Dinner @ Life on Virginia Street

 

Through the Years: Christmas Tree Stump Display @ Migonis Home

Through the Years: Christmas Tree Stump Display

 

Deck the Halls (and a Pickle)! @ Lemon Thistle

Deck the Halls (and a Pickle)!

 

Figuring out our Holiday Traditions @ Grace Langdon Art

Figuring out our Holiday Traditions

Fall Vignette

Hi there! I’m just popping in with a quick post today. :) 

We don’t have many horizontal spaces in our home to decorate. The few that we do have get rearranged and made over every now and again. I just like to decorate! #cantstopwontstop

Our bedroom dresser is on of those spaces. A friend gifted me with an awesome vintage lamp. Along with decorating and redecorating, I also have a thing for lamps. I am a lamp girl, and I have more than I have handbags. 

Fall VignetteOne thing led to another, and I was creating a little Fall vignette. My grandmother’s pumpkin painting returned, and in came the warm woods, textures, and old books. You just can’t have Fall decor without old books! 

Fall VignetteThe backlit marquee ampersand is still hanging out, along with some framed wedding photos…one framed in barn wood. One of the only types of plants I can keep alive sits atop an old wooden box…similar to a card catalog. 

Fall Vignette

Fall Vignette

Fall VignetteThis little vignette definitely warms up the space and gives off a festive Fall vibe. That’s about the extent of my Fall decor this year! I’m actually enjoying keeping it simple. :)

That’s all for today! I’ll see y’all on Friday. :)

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