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Monday, January 28, 2013

Cute As A Button Valentine Mantle and Garland

Earlier this week I took a break from studying and decorated the center space of our living room entertainment center. As we don’t have a fireplace this space has become a faux mantle or “fantle” of sorts in our home.

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As I began piling on the doilies, lace and paperbacks there were a few spots that needed just a bit of something more. The darling button garland that Donna from Funky Junk created back in December came to mind.

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Pearl and cream colored buttons worked perfectly with the vintage white milk glass.

I also punched out a few paper hearts and tacked them to twigs nestled amidst the roses

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Bottles of buttons and pearls completed the look. Almost.

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After taking the above photo I decided that the sides of the entertainment center needed doilies too. :)

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Then of course I had to add my own spin to Donna’s lovely creation which is made simply with buttons and ornament hooks.

I spied this red felt garland at the dollar store and knew it would be perfect for adding a touch of red whimsy to our dining room area. As I had the buttons on hand this project only cost a whopping $2.

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I hung the heart button garland from our dining room chandelier.

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I’ll reveal the rest of the space next Monday.

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Simple but happy.

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Have a love filled Monday!


Linking to:

Kelly’s Korner, Bargain Hunting W/ Laurie

Thursday, February 14th

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  1. Your 'fantle' looks so sweet! I love that button garland. I have to say that is the best way to use those little ornament hooks, ever!
    Good luck with your school work. :)

  2. So BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVING the heart doilies and love love love the button garland!!

  3. waue this is so sweet love your heart in the roses very adorable and the lace hart good idea

  4. Love the doily hearts, your fantle is charming! What a great idea with the buttons, so cute!


  5. How fun. I love this area and you always do such fun decor. The doillies are so cute and the garland is perfect. Hugs, Marty

  6. OK Laura that truly is as cute as a button. Love it. Thanks for sharing with the copy cat party.Always a pleasure to have you:)

  7. Adorable and so festive!!

  8. Love it!!! And the color, OK, the red is the best!!


  9. Your "mantle" doesn't get anymore romantic than this ~ so lovely, dear Laura. Thank you for sharing your process with us, it's inspiring!

  10. This is so pretty and romantic. Love the doily hearts and the button garland was the perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Dear Laura
    You brighten my days with your lovely designs! I had not even thought of Valentines til now!
    Isabella was with me to help this weekend and this would have been a great project. If she comes again next weekend for sure. (we never get EVERYTHING crossed off our to do list!)

    Thank you for helping Andrea help me...I am so honored and grateful.

    2013 Artists Series

  12. Sweet! Working on some valentine decor here. Just noticed your party. I'll put your button on my sidebar.

  13. Laura,
    Your Valentine garland is sweeter than a box of candy! My mother and I will be making one for the Fairfield House. Thank you for sharing.
    Your Friend,

  14. Sweet and simple! Love the paper doilies!

  15. Love it all! The buttons and doilies..the garland! Very festive and pretty!

  16. Love your button garland. Pinned. Always looking for button decorations!!!! I joined the knock off party too. New Follow. Follow me back at

  17. Awww, yours is so precious! I love the heart additions! Gorgeous display!! Thanks so much for the mention!

  18. So cute! I love the idea of a faux mantle in the entertainment center. Perfect!

  19. Oh, I need some buttons now! :)

  20. Amen Laura - they ar definitely super cute!

  21. Cute cute Laura! I love how you are still finding time to make things festive for your family - even with all the classes and studying you have going on!

  22. I love the heart doilies and the button garlands.

  23. Totally charming, Laura. I love your garland!


  24. Laura, you did a lovely job on decorating this spot. As a person who sews, I particularly like the way you used all the buttons to bring it all together. Very nice.

  25. I love the heart doilies and the button garlands.


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