Christmas/Winter Decor

Romantic Fireplace Mantel for Valentine’s Day

I decided to continue the pink and green theme for Valentine’s day in my living room. With the dark walls and vintage bronze and gold frames, the fireplace mantel has a Victorian feel without being too busy or cluttered. Instead, the heart wreathes and topiaries along with the vintage pieces are appealingly romantic but not in a kitschy way.

I have been in love with tall candlesticks in holders since this past Christmas, when I started researching Christmas’s of the 1950’s. There just seemed to be tapered candles every where in the décor of that era. The ones flanking each side of the vignette are probably much older than the 1950’s and may even be considered antique. These were from my husband’s grandmother who passed away at the age of 93 this past year.

I included these vintage depression glass pieces along with the candlestick holders to add some more sparkle to the display. The boat bowl and covered candy dish were both made by Anchor Hocking Glass Co. around the 1960’s.

The set of candlestick holders I used in the fireplace opening were probably more from the 1990’s or 2000’s. The glass is very thin and fragile. In fact, I was afraid I almost broke one when I was putting this display together. One of the holders flew out of the glitter pine branches, when I was pulling apart sections to insert the candles, and landed on the marble hearth. I thought for sure it was a goner, but it survived without a chip or a crack in sight.

Now, that we have reached the end, I would like to thank you for stopping by my Home On Elderwood. Please come again soon!


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