Rustic and Wild
I really don’t know what to call this hodge podge of a mantel! The first thing that popped in my head was rustic and wild.
The other day when I was making my rustic gather here sign with napkins and mod podge, I did mention that I would probably use it for the mantel. I think I can carry the sign right into Spring and Summer. I also mentioned that day that I had no intentions of doing much Valentine’s decorations. Well, I changed my mind and literally dragged out the bin and threw a mantel together real quick. For JACK of course:) Now watch him not even notice HA!
I used a wild flower swag, some Valentine vintage post cards, and a little splash of red here and there.
The pretty pink mesh wreath that I made a few years ago. Looks definitely a little wild and beat up. It was smashed inside my closet. Y’all, I really need to start calling in the hoarders to haul out some of this stuff. I am busting at the seams with crafts, wreaths, and diy pillows.
Yes, that wreath is in really bad shape now that I take a good look at it. I guess it adds to wild theme.
The things we do for LOVE!!~
This just might be the last year of the Valentine mantel in our home. Sad, but I like I said I have always enjoyed doing it more for the family then even for myself.
See Lucy over there lounging on the couch? Ahhh..the pugs life.
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Kathleen Hornbecker says
Been 5 days since the Super Bowl and I’m still hearing in my head morning till night Lady Gaga songs! People look at me strangely as I bounce around to the beat as I push my grocery cart through the store!!!
Happy Valentine ….. Power of Love, Celine Dion my choice for heart day song.
Nice! Now I will have that song in my head all day LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Hey it could be worse I suppose.
I hadn’t thought of painting a grapevine wreath (my mind sometimes freezes up!) but the pink is just delightful. Is that mesh actually screen – as in window screen? What an ingenious idea! I will have to paint that extra grapevine wreath a pretty color for Easter and get on with spring and summer!
No Barbara it is that deco mesh that you buy in the hobby shops. I know Walmart even sells it:)
I like the gather sign but I think I’d like the word ‘gather’ if it was done in black. I like the blue but perhaps black stand out more. Anyway, it looks great!
I’ve gotta say, I love those wooden doors over your fireplace. Those add a lot of character to the area.
The sign came out very good. I have a song n my head at night and morning too. It’s weird. I love music it’s in our home everyday. My songs are country music
LOL! That’s funny because I have mentioned it to people before and they look at me strange. I said I constantly have a song in my head:) can’t help it.
Doris Raab says
You did it! I think Jack will be happy. ?
I like your little splash of red for Valentines Day; I think Jack will notice!! If not, maybe you’ll need to stir up a batch of Vday cookies. I’ve always really liked your fireplace/mantle wall; every season it comes to life in a different way and always looks lovely.
Thank you Carol. I certainly try and make the effort.Jack did notice and I still gave him cookies:)
Your “Rustic and Wild” header really had me curious! Your mantel did not disappoint! And, those high ceilings are fabulous!
Thank you Amy:)