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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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Auntie Em said...

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. :)

French said...

Really Sweet!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Dortesjs said...

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

Mary Clark said...

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


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

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

Debbiedoo's said...

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:)

Mommy Mandy said...

Adorable and so festive!!

chris mckinley said...

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


khess136 said...

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

Pieced Pastimes said...

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

Karen Albert said...

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

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I got the same heart cute!

Sarah said...

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

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Totally cute!

openid said...

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,


Sweet and simple! Love the paper doilies!

Heather said...

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

sew sweet vintage said...

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

Funky Junk Interiors said...

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

Kelley Dibble said...

ADOREable fantel, m' girl!


Jen said...

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

Rox said...

Oh, I need some buttons now! :)

Vel Criste said...

Amen Laura - they ar definitely super cute!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

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!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the heart doilies and the button garlands.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Totally charming, Laura. I love your garland!


lynn cockrell said...

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.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the heart doilies and the button garlands.

Jewel Sauls said...

Very pretty!