Saturday, February 29, 2020

Mantels | February 2020

My goal this year is to design a new mantel display each month in a way that will remind us of bits and pieces of our wonderful life...and share those stories here on the blog.

February's display has a love theme and features pinks, reds, and white.

The centerpiece of this display is our wedding photos, framed by red bubble candle holders from Robbie's grandparent's 40th anniversary. The apple and larger red vase in this display were also gifts his grandparent's received celebrating their ruby anniversary.

The cute pink doll is my "sick dolly." Robbie brought her home for me as a gift the first time I was ill after we were married. The doctor had ordered that I stay in bed a few days to recover from a bacteria and a viral infection! So, Robbie gave me this dolly to keep me company while he was at work. Through the years, anytime I've fallen ill, he always makes sure she's by my side. :)

The bride and groom Beanie Babies were a Christmas gift from my parents the year Robbie and I married, and the red '69 Stingray Corvette convertible is part of Robbie's collectibles.

Over twenty years ago, I gave each of my nieces and nephews a pink piggy bank for Christmas. After my nephew was grown and headed into the Army, he gave his back to me so it wouldn't get broke in his travels. It always reminds me of finding FUN unique gifts for the kids...and I discovered when I picked it up that I had obviously been saving coin in it a while back.

Those two little heart candles were on the tray Robbie was holding when he knelt down and proposed to me over 18 years ago. The Bible and devotional books are reminders of our faith, and the "I'll never stop loving you" heart photo holder was a new purchase this year. I just couldn't resist adding something new to this LOVEly display. I square-punched two photos of us for this holder.

After the post about my January mantel, a few of you mentioned maybe changing up your mantel display. How's that going? Are you getting ready to put out some springtime pieces?


  1. This is such a fun idea Melissa. Our mantel has pictures of the kids when they were little. And they would all revolt if I tried to change it! It only comes down when we decorate the mantel for Christmas.

  2. Your mantel displays are a great way to use & show off your treasures. I'm more of a convert to minimalism of late, so my mantel is fairly empty.

  3. It all looks so lovely! I really must work out how I can copy this fabulous idea!

  4. Love all the momentos you've found to celebrate February! I've moved to a more springlike mantle with a new McKenzie Child pitcher filled with tulips. The winter wreath was replaced by one with simple greens. I also added a cute bunny and put out a few Easter decorations around the downstairs. We're only home for 12 days before Palm Sunday so I wanted to enjoy some of our Easter decorations a little earlier than usual.

  5. What a special idea, Melissa - how lovely to gather together meaningful things together so they can remind you of such blessed connections. We don't have a mantel in our home, but I guess there could be a shelf somewhere :).

  6. This is so sweet, full of "love"ly memories.


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