Valentine’s Day Mantel Decor in the Blue Cottage

by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comDo you decorate for Valentine’s Day?

Well, I can’t help myself and rearranged things and decorated our living room for it.

If you’ve seen the post about my banner with vintage playing cards, you already got a glimpse of our mantel, but here is a closer look at what I used to decorate it with.

Valentine’s Day Mantel Decor

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comI’ve noticed that I usually don’t start from scratch when I decorate from one season or holiday to the next, and the same is true this time: I took down everything from my Christmas mantel decor, except the large hutch doors.

Plus, I simply flipped over the plaid runner I used for Christmas to use the red side this time. And I might have snuck some pink Christmas ornaments into this Valentine’s Day decor.

Valentine's Day mantel,

Valentine's Day mantel,

I painted the little shutter with the heart cutout I bought during this huge tag sale haul white and repurposed the hutch door I had hanging on the wall with the deer head for Christmas.

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comThese little glass bottles and paper straws are from the craft store.

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comI found these little ornaments last year at a craft fair — they were only 50 cents each.

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comThis heart-shaped wreath with dry flowers is also a tag sale find, and I found the picture in the clearance aisle at HomeGoods last year.

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comOXO – how cute is this vintage box I picked up on one of my thrifting trips. And those $3 red balls I first used for my Valentine’s Day centerpiece also ended up on the mantel.

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comI love using these vintage Valentines for decor — they are so much cuter than all the Valentines you can buy nowadays.

Valentine's Day mantel,

Valentine's Day mantel,

Valentine's Day mantel, DagmarBleasdale.comI just noticed that this winter-scene mirror also hasn’t moved since I used it for Christmas decor, but I love how it reflects the mantel decor. And it’s still winter, after all.


081bI hope you enjoyed my thrifty and vintage Valentine’s Day mantel decor!

If you want to see how I decorated for it last year, take a look at this post.

Valentine's Day tablescape,

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage February 15, 2016 at 5:47 PM

Your decor is so pretty! Those hutch doors are fabulous. What a great backdrop for the heart wreath. I love the playing cards banner. Sooo creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.


Jamie February 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM

What beautiful decor!! I so miss having a mantle that I can decorate. We have a wood stove, and having to use it during the winter so much, it’s hard to decorate near it. :/ Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty


Amanda February 10, 2016 at 12:39 PM

The entire vignette is so lovely, but I especially love those charms on the bottles! Adorable. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!


Cristina February 9, 2016 at 10:39 PM

It all looks so pretty and warm! Love the OXO vintage box and the hutch doors!


Lara February 8, 2016 at 6:26 PM

I’m dying over those hutch doors!


Dagmar Bleasdale February 8, 2016 at 9:37 PM

Aw, thanks! Yes, they sat in our closet for two years and now I keep using them for my mantel decor :)


isora martinez February 5, 2016 at 8:57 AM

Beautiful, I love all your valentine Decoration around your lovely cottage!!


Dagmar Bleasdale February 5, 2016 at 4:52 PM

Thanks, Isora!


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