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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Valentine Mantel and living room

I am loving red!
Works well in this room, I think. I would not want it all year round, but for the month or so, I do enjoy it.

 How about taking some plain pine cones and embellishing a bit with cinnamon candy..looks really cute.
 This smells really good, bad thing is I yearn for a cupcake

 I really love decorating with scrabble




love to you and your loved ones!
Thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet gracious comments.

I will be joining Kim for her Boring to Better Party, because adding red certainly makes it less boring.
And our friend Beth from A to Z for her mantel party.
Marty for table top Tuesday

Calling all Newbies...linky party at my place Monday morning...be here or be square...How lame is that saying? Read all about it HERE

Pet partay has been a huge success. My family and I really enjoyed it. I will be doing another one in the future, details to come.
Some of your links were broken...please tell me if I have not visited you yet. I hit all of them that were working.  Last day to get in on it if you want HERE


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57 Comments:

Blogger Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love all of your home decor Debbie...most of all I'm thrilled with your photography skills...I don't think I've ever seen anyone progress as fast as you have...Kudos girl...you're doing an awesome job with that camera!!!

January 25, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger linda said...

Debbie, your Valentine's decorations look festive and fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

January 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Sweet! Get it? Okay, I'm full of it today. Seriously though, this looks wonderful. I love your banner too! The red really does look great in your home. I'm like you, just can't live with all year. I bet that candle does smell good. There was one similar to that smell at Marshalls that I kept going back to get all holiday but never would let myself get it because I have so many already, but it smelled that good I really wanted too. :)

January 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

You click beautiful photographs. :) And you know what? Now, I want that cupcake, too!

January 25, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Wait a minute! Am I at Debbie Dear's blog? :)
Oh, this is so pretty! Love your touches of red and you have taken some gawgahs snaps! Love the one with the rays of sun shining in!
You're so good - love your little banner too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

January 25, 2011 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

That's a good idea about the pinecones, I have a ton leftover from Christmas. Looks very purdy Debbie!

January 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

So pretty and fancy! I like it all. :)

January 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute Valentine mantel. Love the touches of red in your home. Thanks for joining the party again. I have a candle that smells like a sugar cookie and it makes me hungry, too.

January 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Val said...

LOVING your mantle...Red is the color I love the most in homes!!

January 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Very cute Debbie! Your photos are really great! Need a tutorial on how your photos look so good if you took them today. It's soooo dreary outside!

January 25, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Richella said...

Looks great, Debbie! I like the red touches. I'm not much of a pink girl, but I like red!

If I can get my act together, I'm going to copy your Scrabble tiles idea. I'll give you credit if I blog about it! (I especially like the XO--never would've thought of that!).

January 25, 2011 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I love red, and have it all throughout my house. Yea for red.

January 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

You know- I just had one of those AH-HA moments reading your blog. Guys would probably like candles more if then came in scents like Roast Beef W/Gravy....or Fresh Fried Fish...doncha think?

Loving your red touches here and there. I like a little bit too..especially from Christmas through Valentine's Day. Hugs-Diana

January 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Oh, I love your mantel, Debbie and you are right, we have the same red heart swag....Christine

January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger ☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

Very nice Valentine's decorating! I don't know why I've never decorated for Valentine's...though you have inspired me to just do it!

January 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your decorations are wonderful. Love all of your vignettes and the mantel. Your pics are fabulous. Great photography. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

January 25, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute decorations! I guess it's time for me to get out my few Valentines Day stuff.

January 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I love your mantle. I especially love the section with the books. Looks amazing.

January 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

The pops of red are great & everything looks wonderful! Your photography skills are amazing.

January 25, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Maxine said...

Love your Valentine Post, the xo's are too cute!! Love the Banner on the fireplace!! Now, I am inspired by you, my Blogger Friend!! God bless you, and I am looking forward to your first TV show, (planting a seed)!!Check out Christmas 2010 on Rate My Space when you have the time!!

January 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

What fun Valentine's vignettes! You've splashed the sweet holiday all over so nicely! Love the "x" and "o" pieces ... and the scrabble touches are too cute! And, while I love your cupcake candle, I'd want one (or 12), too! Have a great night, Becca

January 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Very cool pictures Debbie...

January 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger CAS said...

Love your touches of red. Valentines doesn't have to be too cutesy (unless you have little ones), it can be classy.
CAS

January 25, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the little scrabble letters that you've used here and there! And of course I LOVE RED! Hugs! ♥

January 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

That's a really cute idea with the scrabble pieces. Now I have to go find ours, ha.

January 25, 2011 at 7:14 PM  
Blogger GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Looking good! Love the wood around your fireplace.
deb

January 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Love the new look of the blog and the Valentine goodies look great everywhere!

January 25, 2011 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

You got me thinking of cupcakes now. Cute idea to put the cinnamon candy on the pinecones.

January 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Looks wonderful Debbie. I still haven't gotten out my Vday decorations. What am I waiting for? I have red accents left over from Christmas for the time being. Great job!

-heather

January 25, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your touches of red. Pretty and you did a great job photographing it all.
Enjoy your evening.
Glenda

January 25, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger The Other Me Is Sane said...

I love your blog. Just found it recently and have already learned so much. Do you know if there's a blog party for posting about favorite stores or towns or places to junk find? Thanks for anyone's suggestions.

January 25, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving your mantel and the cute swag! Your pine cones look darling with the candies...I'd love to borrow this idea {I need to find some pine cones though!} And yes, red does look fabulous in your living room!

XO,
Jane

January 25, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Momma Fargo said...

Amazing! ONce again you rock the red and on a perfect day for eternal love. Way to be romantic and fun.

January 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You are just getting the coolest picture shots! Love the Valentine feel! I am just going to put a little bit in the foyer. It is all I can do to get things back to some kind of normal after Christmas!!

January 25, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Fun Valentine's decorations, Debbie! The red is so fun and cheery! The pet party was SO fun~ I loved seeing all the animals!

January 25, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Great... now I want a cupcake! Looks so good as always Debbie! You are always so creative and it is amazing how different everything is from year to year! You are a one clever cookie... or cupcake, I should say!

January 25, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger The Mama Monster said...

Suuuper cute!!! I love red!!!

January 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Love your touches of red for ♥ day!
Didn't join the pet party...no pets ! :)

January 25, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Lots of cute Valentine things Debbie! Everything looks pretty.

January 25, 2011 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you have been a busy bee once again...do you ever quit...I love the Red POP of color and I always thought you were a red person girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

January 25, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Awesome additions. You need to see if you can still link up to the Valentine Mantle party over at StoriesfromAtoZ. The button is on my post from yesterday! Great job!

January 26, 2011 at 1:36 AM  
Blogger linda said...

it looks wonderful your pics are like a pro i think you have another hobby :)

January 26, 2011 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love seeing all your red! You really went all out.... that candle could get me into serious trouble, I'm glad it's at your house and not mine!!! He he

January 26, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like the books, hearts, and scrabble letters on your mantel. I would love to smell the cupcake candle. I bet it makes your whole house smell like a bakery! I need some Valentine's Day inspiration. I have not decorated at all yet! :D

January 26, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your pictures are great, Debbie! How romantic it is looking at your house!

January 26, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

I just love RED and you have it displayed so nicely! I don't go all out of Valentines but seeing yours is making me think differently.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

January 26, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

I heart everything you do Debbie! You are a pro :-)

January 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger milka said...

Didn't know Valentines is a big day in overseas. You even decorate for this day! Decorating with scrabbles is so cool!

January 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

I 'LOVE' (I know...) your very simply & creative V-day decorations!! Always look forward to seeing what you do with your mantel esp... :-)

Hope you're having a Warm and Heartfilled week, Debbie!!!
HUGS,
Coreen xoxoxo

January 26, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger milka said...

By the way, i think you're a very kind person to follow my blog (as my blog is nothing interesting and i can't write good English). Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

January 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Very sweet Valentine look. Love that Red!

January 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love all the little touches. I always use food scented candles, so I can understand the cupcake craving. I'm a sucker for all scrabble tile projects, so I absolutely love how you've used them for your Valentine's decorating. Thanks for sharing.

January 26, 2011 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Love the mantel. A bit of red without the green is a refreshing change. Hugs, Ginger

January 26, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

I think you home look absolutely beautiful with the pops of red :) What a great idea with the scrabble pieces.
I loved the Pet Partay too, I am glad that here it was not just me, that could not get to some links.
Love to you and yours also.

January 26, 2011 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Love it Deb!

January 26, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

First off, your pics are looking SICK as in BAD, as in KILLER, as in GOOOOOD!! I always love when you decorate for the holidays, makes me giddy with delight!

January 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

Your decorations are, as always, unusual and visually stunning. I really love all of the elements.

My mom, my daughter, and I spent over an hour last night going through the pet party links and had an absolute blast. Savannah is totally in love with Lucy, my mother loved the tan pugs, and I really regret not having gotten ferrets at some point. When I saw that pair in the tub, I was in hysterics!

P.S. I avoid dessert scented candles like the plague- they make my tummy growl. You're a brave woman.

January 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

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