Valentine’s Mantel Glimpse

Hi, sweetie pies!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I hear there was a Superbowl game.
I’m not a big sports (on TV, that is) fanatic but I wasn’t a total loser…
I attended a pregame party at a friend’s house
and was back at home, making bird seed cakes by 5:00.

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do

(and I gotta lot to do).

I had a chance this morning to fiddle
with my Valentine’s mantel some more.
I just didn’t love it it before.
I apologize for not sharing it this weekend as I’d hoped.
 I decided to substitute some hearts
with {re-purposed} typography…
…switch out the pink for more lavender
…and soften things up a bit.
I’m not too fond of teasing you with a glimpse
because I feel like you’ll anticipate
a miracle mantel here!
I have to paint an currently gold antique frame that I added
to a mantel vignette and then I’ll show you the whole thing.
It’s pretty.
It’s me.

But no miracle.
And, a little sunshine would be nice, too.
You can see that the photos above are a little gloomified.
I feel like I’m livin’ in the Town of Forks 
a la Twilight
because it’s been gray and miserable outside
for at least a week straight…sans Edward.
(I love gray on my walls but not on my sky.)
We’re heading to Annapolis on Thursday
so I’ll share my mantle before then.
I also wanted to let you know
that the lovely Jo at Secret Garden Cottage
is hosting a beautiful Valentine’s giveaway.
 Stop by and put your name in the hat for that one!

Thanks for reading & following.
You make my days so very sweet.

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  1. Oh…you are a tease!! The mantel is looking good so far, are those angel wings?

    It’s gray and miserable here, too, and we are getting snow off and on. A good day to curl up and read!

    Jo’s giveaway is amazing…I have my fingers crossed! ;-)


  2. Roseanna says:

    You are a tease…but, looks great so far. I am still working on mine.
    BTW I am having a giveaway on my blog of some handmade and vintage items. Please stop by!

  3. I cant wait to see your mantle Jami!! Hope your monday is going wonderful my friend!!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  4. LOVE it so far. On pins and needles to see the rest. :)
    You make OUR lives sweeter, Jami!
    Happy Valentines Day :)
    -Emily @ Crisp

  5. Megan says:

    loving the peeks! cant wait for the reveal :)

    we busy playing in paper and making valentines for Gavins class <3

  6. Love your sneak peak, Jami! Your mantel sounds wonderful! Look forward to seeing it when you get it all finished.
    Thanks for posting about my giveaway! Much appreciate the support, my friend!!
    Have a great week! Hope the sun comes out for you. :)

  7. What a tease! I have been waiting to see your mantel! But I am a fan of anything with lavender! xo Samantha

  8. Anita says:

    Oh, your new project sounds so exciting! Can’t wait to admire the pictures! Have a save trip on Thursday!

    I really love that lavender shot!

    Warm wishes from cold Germany

    P.S.: I gotta lot to do, too! ;-)

  9. Allison says:

    Your peek looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest. I am also not a sports fan and worked in the garden all afternoon while the game was on. We had a teaser of spring weather Saturday and Sunday and it was almost 80 degrees! Very unusual for early February but it was lovely. Hope you have a great week, Jami!

  10. Deb says:

    Looking forward to seeing more Jami…I’ll be back! ~Deb~

  11. Becky says:

    You are too funny! I just watched a twilight marathon on friday night :) Got me a little sparkel. Can’t wait to see your mantel.

  12. Humble Bee says:

    How much longer? You’re killing me! JK
    My own mantel is horrible and I don’t have the gumption to make it pretty for Valentines. I keep hoping to get inspired. I will be back after my ironing is done and see some of your fab talent.

  13. We had proper blue skies today and I was so surprised how happy that one things made me feel. I was singing to myself when I collected the children from school. Quietly. Under my breath. I’m not crazy, honest!!

    Can’t wait to see the mantle reveal – you have set my expectations for the smallest of tweaks!!

    I suspect you’re double-bluffing – all your reveals are gorgeous!


  14. No surprise I’m sure….but I’m loving the addition of the lavender, Jami! lol! We’ve been blessed with a couple days of sunshine here in dreary cold Michigan. What a wonderful feeling! Amazing what a little bit of that warmth will do for one’s soul… ♥

    xoxo laurie

  15. Stephanie says:

    Love the angel wings – can’t wait to see the full reveal!

  16. Hi Jami,
    I can’t wait to see your mantle!! And thank you for the info about Jo’s giveaway.
    Have a lovely week.

  17. Hey lovely,

    I noticed your link party’s not up…and that you’ve been quiet all week.

    Hope everything’s okay, Jami. Thinking of you.


  18. I hope all is well…we’re missing you.

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