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Thursday’s Theme: Valentine’s Day Mantels with Banners

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These five mantels are beautifully decorated in a variety of ways for Valentine’s Day – although they all feature banners that could be made at home.

Symmetry

This symmetry of this mantel is quite appealing, from the plates above the mirror to the way the banner is hung. Additionally, this mantel looks like it is perfectly set up to be decorated for any season or holiday: The stand holding the LOVE sign could just as easily hold a sign for summer or Christmas, the tulips could be swapped out for evergreen branches or sunflowers, and the heart wreath – well, you get it. The red and pink colors could be overbearing if your style is less bold, but with the incorporation of white and silver, this mantel has a softer romantic look.

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Monotone

Sticking to one shade of red decor will fully flesh out the richness of the color, although be sure to incorporate a couple of neutral items (like candlesticks or a sculpture) so that each candle, heart wreath, banner and candle can catch the eye.

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Subtle Balance

The way the soft colors of the hearts are framed – by a bold red – makes them really stand out and command attention. The way they are arranged – as banners – makes them charming complements to the main banner stretched across the mantel.

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Quick and Simple

If you want less fuss, a banner like the one below will make a big enough statement to charm you for Valentine’s Day. Adding a vase of flowers or a similarly colored print to the mantel adds more cohesiveness to the space, even if they aren’t Valentine themed.

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Go All Out

And of course, Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to really dress up your mantel for. Add wreaths and flowers among keepsakes and frames – and don’t forget the DIY wreath and banner!

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Throwback Thursday: Holiday 2018 Blog Wrap-Up

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Saying goodbye to the holiday season – and our Holiday Catalog – is so bittersweet. We are excited for our Winter 2019 selection of home accents, but will certainly miss the warm glow of the harvest season, turkey at Thanksgiving, and all the prep and pomp that goes into Christmas and the last holidays of the year. Which is why we looked back on all of our Holiday 2018 blog posts (from the middle of September to now) and selected ten to feature in our final Wrap-Up of 2018. If there was a blog post – recipe, Quick Tip, DIY project, etc. – that made an impression on you, let us know in a comment.

Tasteful Tuesday: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash

Monday Must Haves: Cats Around the House

Kitties Rug | Sally Stetson | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Tasteful Tuesday: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Quick Tip: Decorative Dishware

Mason Jar Crafts For Winter Decorating

Mason Jar Luminaries | DIY | My Patch of Blue Sky

Quick Tip: Festive Holiday Ribbon

Tasteful Tuesday: Cran-Apple Sangria

Cranberries

Get the Look: 2018 in Review

Weekly Spotlight: New Lighting for a New Year

Decorating with Color: 2018 in Review

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Mason Jar Crafts for Winter Decorating

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

We’ve compiled a list of ten DIY Mason Jar Crafts from some pretty creative bloggers that will bring the spirit and charm of winter into your home. Our list includes projects that use the jars themselves as well as the lids

Mason Jar Candle Holder

via The Nerd’s Wife

Mason Jar Snowman

via I Dig Pinterest

Mason Jar Snow Scene

via Under the Sycamore

Snowflake Mason Jar

via It All Started With Paint

Mason Jar Luminaries

via My Patch of Blue Sky

Snowy Mason Jars

via A Pumpkin and a Princess

Mason Jar Snow Globe

via Simple Craves and Olive Oil

Mason Jar Lid and Ornament Wreath

via MomDot

Mason Jar Lid Snowman

via Homeroad

Mason Jar Lid Ornament

via Clean & Scenstsible

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