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From Our Heart To Yours

I’m so excited to share this post with y’all. Quite some time ago a few of us discussed the possibility of maybe doing some sort of a challenge where we chose something from Pinterest and all did our own creative take on it.

Well let me tell you, that simple idea has morphed into a large group of talented and creative bloggers and let me tell you – I can’t wait to read their blog posts and see their versions of this project.

First off, would you like to see what was chosen as the jumping off point?

It was this book page heart, hung by a piece of lace, on a black frame. The idea I came away with was making some sort of heart shape and displaying it over a picture frame but of course in my own style.

For me I’m not all into pink and red and hearts and angels for valentine’s. I have no trouble with the day itself and always celebrate it. I like the idea of a romantic meal and gift. I just don’t get much into decorating for it.

Originally I thought of neutral book pages for this reason but then turned to neutral flowers instead.

I formed a wire heart shape and then wired on hydrangeas and magnolias to it. I hung it from my picture frame with some ribbon.

Y’all know I can’t resist putting vintage books here and there and everywhere, right? Then of course there is my love affair with copper.

This gorgeous candlestick may well be getting painted at some point in the future but for now it’s still dark and still gorgeous. Loving it’s new life in my home. This chippy peony picture will forever be one of my favorites.

I may or may not also have a bit of a weakness for brass……

I find oil paintings charming.

Add a whispy garland and a fireplace and it doubles the charm.


    
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
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14 Comments

  1. What a beautiful mantel collage! I love that wreath and i think it will work through the entire summer. Unless you’re like me and want to change things up all the time. So glad we had this hop. Such fun creative minds!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Cindy! Yes it could work through the whole summer for someone but definitely not me! I’ve already thought of some things I could add to this wall while editing the photos. I pretty much never stop changing my decor. It’s a constant thing around here! Lol. So glad to have been part of this too.

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous mantel! The lovely heart truly could stay out year around. You certainly rose to the challenge. Happy Tuesday!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you so much, Laura! Yes it certainly could. My decor never stays in one place for long though. I am constantly changing things and moving things around. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Emily says:

    Tara, your wreath turned out so cute!! Love that you used flowers! Such a cute idea!! And, your entire mantel looks amazing!!
    ~Emily

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, Emily! I was feeling the need for something cheerful amidst all the gray and gloom of winter in these parts.

  4. Tara your wreath turned out so pretty and can be used through the spring and summer time too. I love how you placed it on your mantel. That beautiful mantel. I had the best time working with you on this challenge. Can’t wait to do more challenges with you!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much Terrie! I enjoyed working on another challenge with you as well. Yes, it totally could work for spring and summer as well. Of course, you know me. There is no way it will stay like this for NEARLY that long! hahaha

  5. Your wreath is so pretty and welcoming on a dark rainy day.

    I love how you created the entire mantel.

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much! We get a lot of gray and gloomy days in the winter so that’s what I was looking for. This was a lot of fun!

  6. I love how you can use this wreath for more than just Valentine’s Day! The florals you used were gorgeous and that entire mantle was lovely. This was so fun!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thank you so much! Yes that was the read I wanted. Not overtly screaming valentines only. Thanks so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed working on this challenge.

  7. Your heart wreath is so unique and pretty! I love the beautiful mix of hydrangeas and magnolias. This wreath can easily carry on into spring too. I love neutrals!

    So happy to join this fun challenge with you! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Yes I much prefer to keep a lot of my florals in neutrals quite a bit of the time. I don’t typically do much in the way of overt Valentine’s decor but more just suggestions of it. I really enjoyed joining this challenge with you! Thanks for stopping by!

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