Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's "Mantel"

I put together a Valentine's Day "mantel" earlier this week...I know it's not actually a mantel, it's the top of my bookcases, but it serves the same purpose as a mantel. Maybe faux mantel?
I didn't change too much, just added a few subtle things to hint at Valentine's: some sheet music, a bit of red, and hearts.

I made a simple banner with some jute upholstery webbing for the mirror.

Tulips and books covered with vintage sheet music.


We were in Dallas this past weekend, and I picked up a few antique books at an antique mall there that I love, and a few more that my mom gave me from her huge collection.

A little Valentine's tree with hearts and twine.

Some tea-dyed envelopes tied with a key...

Linking up with French Country Cottage


  1. It looks beautiful. I love all the dreamy whites and neutrals.

  2. Very pretty! I saw your feature at Design, Dining, & Diapers & had to pop over!! Your Valentine's Day mantel is just beautiful! I the the neutrals & natural elements you incorporated!

  3. Love all the details Hayley. Thank you so much for sharing at The Inspiration Gallery...xo