Tuesday, January 18, 2011

She's just a girl who says that I am the one

I had a lovely 4 day weekend. I really needed it. Although I didn't get my girl cave cleaned. That REALLY REALLY needs to happen. I keep telling myself to get rid of more paper. Hi my name is Marie and I am a paper hoarder. Seriously a mess. I mean I don't go in there very often (to cold right now) so I don't understand why it is so messy. Couldn't be that I never put things in their place or that when I look for something I just throw stuff around. Nah couldn't be that.

I looked around the net for beautiful lil crafty spaces to replace my old ugly one. This one I could so live with.


This weekend I did a bit of Valentines day crafting. I finally got my mantel all set up. I have to tweak here, step back, tweak there. It is done tho, I think.

Pete pots.

cost .15

Heart doily garland, pom pom napkin garland, felt heart garland.

The garlands cost me less then .50 to make.

Hurricane with wood grain, doily and felt hearts tied with twine. Inspiration came from Jenny Doh and Veronica Lopez.

Cost 2.05

I sat and picked out all the white hearts to fill my 2.00 milk glass candy dish.

Lastly picked some berry (?) sprigs from outside to fill my 2.00 milk glass vase. (Goodwill find)

I decided to do red and white for the mantel. I don't know why, just go with it.

My decorations came in under 10.00 for the whole shebang. Of course the glass wares (which cost me the most) I can re-use elsewhere and will definitely get my money out of them.

The rest of my valentines day decorations to come soon and a tutorial on how to make the napkin flowers. :)

In other news hubby's birthday is Thursday. We are having a family get together and I think I am going to try my hand at this recipe.

I will let you know how it turns out.



Diane B. said...

your mantle is gorgeous! love how you are so darn thrifty! it's awesome! happy early bday to mr. marie. LOL

Dori said...

Marie, you are awesome! I adore you and your craftyness!

danielle said...

you're always the best at holiday crafting!!!

Şenay said...

wow what a nice decoration! so beautiful and enchanting!

Meredith said...

Cute V-Day stuff! I'm a follower now. Would love you to follow me too. :)

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Beautiful mantle, love what you did with everything.....

kate blue said...

shame youa re in Cali...I coulda been your taste tester...I woulda cleaned the girl cave and worked for food:)...I too am a paper hoarder and decided on Jan 1 that on Feb 1, the GOodwill is getting a box of stuff. It's full already.

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

beautiful mantel!

Unknown said...

Hey there! Love your blog! So glad you are joining our *A MAKE A MONTH 2011* = looking forward to seeing what you make - my makes are always very simple! love Annie xx