A Valentine's Day Mantel

I don't even have all of my Christmas decorations put away yet. 

BUT, I got the bright idea to use my red bicycle wheel from my Christmas mantel again for Valentine's Day.I have a bag full of old valentines from my early childhood, the late 1950's and early 1960's.








Oil lamps, a sewing machine drawer, faux greenery, an old book, a head vase, the bike wheel, five vintage valentines, a red vintage tray, a heart swag, a "love" sign, a felt rose, a lantern and a couple of doilies complete the mantel display.



















A double duty, re-purposed bicycle wheel anchors my Christmas and Valentine's Day mantels.
















 

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

29 comments:

  1. Once again you pulled it together so pretty and creative - love it :-)

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  2. This is really a fun idea...so cheery...your mantel looks great!

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  3. Love that wheel for displaying cards. You have the touch my friend! Great display again! Hugs, Linda

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  4. I just love it, I can see people painting them red just use like this, a bicycle wheel, who knew it could be used in this way!

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  5. So cute! You can keep the wheel around all year long. Flag for 4th of July, ghosts for Halloween!

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  6. I'm impressed. I especially like the touch with the doilies drapped on the latern and sewing drawer box.

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  7. Another masterpiece, Carlene. LOVE your vintage-y valentine's mantel!! You come up with the best displays.
    Mary Alice

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  8. I get your updates in my Google Reader and I don't often click over, but I had to today to say I LOVE that valentine wheel...your mantel is lovely!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  9. Very festive for Valentine's Day! I love your red wheel and would probably leave it up year'round.

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a clever idea! I love the wheel!

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  11. Love, love, love it! Wow! You are ready for V'tines Day. Your mantel looks great. laurie

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  12. Too cute with the vintage cards. Don't you love how red works for so many holidays! I was happy to see a head vase in the mix. I just love those.
    Liz

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  13. Carlene, that mantel looks great! I think that red wheel is just the most fun! I'm swooning over that red tray as well. Did you make that heart swag? It's all perfectly put together girl!

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  14. Looks great Carlene!! I'm almost done packing up Christmas...I spent yesterday sweeping up dead greens...and rearranging. Maybe if I could stay focused on the "task"?? LOVE that red wheel rim!!

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  15. Carlene ... love the valentines on the wheel, well in fact, just love the wheel. Must find one for myself.
    Mantel looks great. You have such talent for displaying your vintage items.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  16. The bicycle wheel is adorable! I've never seen anyone do that but now we're all going to want one! Love the old Valentines, too...what treasures!

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  17. Love the old bike wheel holder for vintage Valentines postcards! I am your newest follower. Visit my "royal blog" sometimes... Tiffany

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  18. Hi Carlene,
    Oh...I love your mantel. What a cute arrangement of all things red and fun. Your bicycle wheel is so original and the perfect place to attach whimsical Valentines.
    Thanks for sharing, my friend.
    Smiles,
    Carolynn xx

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  19. Now I have to go out and find a bicycle wheel. It will definitely have to be red. A friend owns a bike shop so I might hit him up.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Hi Carlene,
    I could hardly wait to hop over and see it. I have so got to find me a bicylcle wheel. Love it with the vintage Valentines. I have a collection of old ones I'll be pulling out. Won't be displayed nearly as cute as this. Great job. Who would believe that you have never done a Valentine Mantle before? Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  21. I love your little hat plant lady! My grandma always had them. I think I still have one packed away in a box somewhere! hers had fake violets inside.

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  22. You know I love love that bike wheel. It is PERFECT for Valentines. I have zero decor for that holiday that I know of.

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  23. Carlene this is a really cute idea. I love your mantel with the vintage and antique items displayed on it. I love the head vase!

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  24. I just popped over from StoneGable to see your Valentine mantel. So cute and charming!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

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  25. Love it! Love it! Love it! I'll be sharing my mantel in a couple of days! Yours is divine!!

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  26. Luv it! The bike wheel is cool. I luv valentines!

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  27. Just love everything about this! what a great idea to use the wheel! :)

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  28. Adorable! I just love the vintage Valentine's in the wheel! Your mantel is perfect!
    Karen

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  29. Lovin this mantel, been looking for ideas for mine!!New follower here.
    Ann

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