05 February 2015

February's Mantel









I love whites, aquas, greens, grays, and pinks.








We dressed our"Love" banner with some vintage looking clips of putti.









I really loved the colors in these, and spray roses are inexpensive and there are many in a bunch.
I trim the ends every couple of days, and they last at least a week, and I also remove some before they are too faded and dry them.









I also love soda in a pretty bottles, and what's nice about soda in pretty bottles is that they have less sugar, but usually real sugar, and no food coloring compared to American products. This one is from France. For the same reason, we love grocery products from Italy. 









We use the console on the sleeping porch like a mantel. One doesn't necessarily need a fireplace to have a mantel just a small area designated for an evolving or changing arrangement.
















I make the white pointed buntings.
 The rose one is just blossoms and ribbons, and just five dollars.
I purchased it, because it was less than the one I planned to make.



























"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."
Mother Teresa
For the quote of the month, I wrote this excerpt, because it is a simple action and children and teens  all  can practice. What I like about the quote is that it is an action; it is not just flowery and pretty.
It reflects a life: a woman of action.
And thank you to Jann Olson who featured my daughter's canopy daybed.
Jann's Share Your Cup Thursday



Sharing with:

Ivy and Elephant's What's Wednesday

and

Katie's Treasures Let's Add Sprinkles

and
Thoughts From Alice Sundays at Home

and

Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday

and

Mod Vintage Life Mod Mix Monday

and

The Enchanting Rose Rose's of Inspiration






67 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Nice and Pretty, for the sweet visit and complement. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. I too love those colors, especially in light shades to create an ethereal feel!
    Bothe the lace and the rose bunting are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Little Treasures. Soft colors make my heart skip a beat.

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    1. Thank you, Pura Vida, for your sweet complement.

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  4. Your console is gorgeous...the banner, roses, bunting, quote...lovely. So lovely. I have the same french white pitcher that your roses are in. I have the entire set of canisters too from Sur La Table. Love them. Happy February.

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    1. Thank you, Kerrie. That would be a wonderful collection. My spouse took my daughter Christmas shopping and she picked that out a year or two ago.

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  5. Beautiful, charming, romantic...perfect for Valentine's Day, sweet friend :) Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  6. So lovely with the lace and the angels! Romantic!!!!
    You are preparing your home for a sweet Vanentine's Day!
    All my best
    Elisabeth

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  7. I love your roses, the little figurine is adorable. Your lace banner is sweet. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  8. I love your banner you made, so pretty! That whole area is decorated so pretty and I just love the chalk board with the flower banner too. It's all perfect for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  9. Oh that banner is just so sweet and dainty! You are so creative!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  10. Your bunting is so cute, great job! I have never heard that quote before, I think we could all learn from it.

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Auburn. I thought it was wonderful and good for me.

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  11. Su,
    I exhaled and relaxed and absorbed the beauty you have created. Lovely, simply pretty and feminine.
    xo.
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera, for the sweet visit. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  12. Very romantic. That was my first thought when I saw the lace, ,so pretty!

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  13. It's all just perfect for Valentine's Day, Su! I love all the soft colors against your white walls.

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    1. Thank you, Vickie. The porch is probably my favorite room that we repaired.

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  14. I love your mantle vignette, sweet, subtle, serine! And, that beautiful statue is just precious! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  15. Beautiful! I love the quote as well.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. Thank you, Carla, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Very beautiful the banner! The lace is fantastic and every single little S.Valentine's decor on it. The quote is very true.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Lin. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  18. I'm loving everything your lovin! It looks all so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox

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  19. Such a lovely romantic post...the banner and pink roses in the white vase....perfect touch.

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    1. Thank you, Wanda. It's the one spot, that I try to do something for the holiday. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Beautiful and I love that quote :)

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  21. You always make the most beautiful banners. I start looking around wondering if I can make one, too. Enjoy your weekend sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. You could make a mini one for your dolls to hold. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. The mantel looks great, the banner is very delicate, made of lace and the pink soda bottle is a good idea! I also like that the blue glass is there to balance the pink.

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    1. Thank you, Magali. I love that blue glass that I bought the last two in a speciality shop. I have green ones from the same place and paid only 2 dollars each. That's quite a bargain, because they are more like 10 to 12.

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  23. Beautiful decorating, love the banners with the quote!

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  24. I love this beautiful tribute to Valentine's Day...so sweet!

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    1. Thank you, Julie, for your sweet visit and compliment. I really appreciate it. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. My spouse is painting too this weekend, fortunately it is not a big job, just one side of a carport.

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  25. Oh what an adorable and sweet post. Everything about is exquisite. Your home is full of love and romance sweet friend.

    Hope your weekend is as lovely ad you.
    Hugs,

    Janet

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  26. Oh what an adorable and sweet post. Everything about is exquisite. Your home is full of love and romance sweet friend.

    Hope your weekend is as lovely ad you.
    Hugs,

    Janet

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  27. Oh what an adorable and sweet post. Everything about is exquisite. Your home is full of love and romance sweet friend.

    Hope your weekend is as lovely ad you.
    Hugs,

    Janet

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    1. Thank you so much, Janet. What a sweet thought you sent me. I had a nice weekend, and I hope you did too. xoox Su

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  28. Oh goodness...I am in love with every single photo here....the colors...the roses...the adorable statue with the lamb,,,the colors...xoxoxoxoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I just love these colors too. xoxo

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  29. The banner is just beautiful...so soft w/ the lace- I just love everything you did... thank you bunches for linking up w/ Shabbilicious Friday where I'm a new ch-host :) Looking forward to seeing all your inspiration in the coming week~ xo

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    1. Thank you, Robin, for the complement on my banner. I began following you last week. xoxo

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  30. Enchanting. I love all the pale pink and your banners. Those topiaries are wonderful, too! xxxx ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I love a touch of pink. I've had those boxwoods for years. They came from Ballards.

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    2. Thank you, Nancy. I love a touch of pink. I've had those boxwoods for years. They came from Ballards.

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  31. So pretty with the muted colors. Love your banner and I would never have thought to display a pretty bottle of soda. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Ann Marie, and thank you for following me. I followed you too.

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  32. I love the banners and bunting. Thanks for linking up to "Not One Of The Cool Kids". Your display is just gorgeous.

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  33. What a pretty vignette! Love the buntings and all your lovelies. The blue goblet caught my eye - very sweet. xo Karen

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su