Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cupid's Arrow Valentine Mantel

One of my goals for this weekend was to change up my mantel for Valentine's Day. 

I love how the paneling and bricks of our mantel are painted bright white since it gives such a great, neutral backdrop for whatever I want to showcase. Plus, the bricks looked awful before I painted them (about a year ago). Seriously, I have never seen such a weird color (red) and texture (they were almost totally smooth).  Plus, someone had painted the mortar black. Yuck.

Anyway, I decided to not use red in my Valentine décor this year. Instead, I played with the typical white and black that is the cornerstone to most of my decorating and added in pops of bright fuchsia and orange; I just love that color combo!





I made this little arrow garland using twigs from my yard, felt, chipboard painted gold and embroidery floss. 

 

I won't go into a full tutorial since there are already several out there.  By the way, I have a few examples of these DIY arrows on my Valentine Love board on Pinterest if you'd like to check them out.



I added in an art piece I had gotten at HomeGoods a while back, a thrifted candlestick and a glittered candle.




 
I made the stamped heart rock recently. You can see the full post here.




We've had this sphere with an arrow for years and I thought it complimented the garland nicely.  And I can't believe the rosemary plant I've had since the summer is still thriving!

 
 
Both the crock and bird are thrift store finds. I recently got the bird and just couldn't resist! I love her wings and the detail of her feathers.
 

 
 

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by From My Front Porch To Yours today to take a look at my feature! I so appreciate all the comments!


 

 



 
 
 
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33 comments:

  1. The red of the arrows is a nice little pop of color! A very pretty Valentine vignette!

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  2. How very, very cute- I love the arrows! xo Diana

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  3. Love the arrows...well done!!! The crock and the bird was a real good find...Hope you have a great week. :)

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  4. Really cute birdie, very pretty! Maybe this spring I'll try to grow rosemary, I'm not to good with real plants though:)

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  5. Such cuteness. The arrow idea is adorable and made the whole vignette come together beautifully.
    Liz

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  6. Aw...this is so cute! I love your mantel.

    Linking from Mod Vintage Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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  7. Hi Angela, That's one sweet mantel!

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  8. CUTE! Love the arrows. So different ;)

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  9. Angela, your mantel is so Cute with the arrow garland! Love how you put together the whole display.
    Mary Alice

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  10. That is a super creative mantel. I am still loving those Valentine stones.

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  11. Oh y! What a lovely balance of cute cute decorations! You really have a knack for this...

    Hugs x
    crystelle

    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  12. I love that old window with the arrows! That is such a cute idea. I am also a fan of that crock with the greenery. I am visiting from Coastal Charm. It is nice to meet you!

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  13. Your mantle looks amazing! Totally love those arrows! I just read your post over at "From My Front Porch to Yours" It was great! Also, I wanted to let you know that I just gave my blog a new look and included a page called "Blogs that Inspire" and you are on the list! I love your look! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  14. This is great. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesday and I would love for you to stop by :)

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  15. Love the arrow garland... visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.
    Rhonda @ home.made.

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  16. Love this Angela! Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  17. Such a pretty mantel! Those arrows are so cute!

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  18. That sphere is amazing! Great arrow decor.
    Happy early Valentine's Day.

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  19. Hi Angela! Wonderful idea, love feathers and arrows, and your version is so cute!

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  20. love this mantel! The arrows are so cute and creative! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party-5/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  21. Angela, What a cute idea! I love the arrow garland hanging from the vintage window. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at SImple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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  22. Adorable, Angela! So creative. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it!

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  23. So cute. LOVE the arrows!

    It would be wonderful to have you link your post to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  24. Adorable!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  25. I would never have thought of using arrows Angela... very clever. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  26. Fabulous vignette, Angela!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  27. Very pretty! I love the cute little arrows- how creative! The crock with Rosemary is lovely too.

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