Monday, January 24, 2011


Thought I'd use my Jersey slang in my blog title...lol    Crib is a home, house, apt, etc....
                                           Okay now onto the business at hand:

I had the winter mantle up and I just wasn't loving it.   So after I found that fabulous red mercury urn piece at Home Goods I decided to start early with the LOVIN'.....Valentine's Day.

I also couldn't wait to use my fabulous Valentine's typography print that I got from Barn Owl Primatives  http://www.etsy.com/shop/barnowlprimitives...if you haven't been over to her shop then it's a must.   I have a wish list of signs that I want from her...good stuff!

So here is where I am so far......NOW...NOW you all know me by now that this will eventually (meaning daily) be tweaked probably up until Valentine's Day itself.  But I wanted to keep it fairly simple with the Red/White/Black theme.    

What is Valentine's Day without RED????   Sorry for all you white loving girls out there...but every now and then some color wouldn't hurt.   Especially when the symbols fo the holidays are Roses & Hearts.   Sorry to say but theyre usually RED.    Okay enough about my Red Ranting...lol    Enjoy!

Here is the soon to be painted mantle

Little vignette of white/red candles..Letter J and antique tart tin

Branch from my Advent tree adorned with red ornaments and pink tags with romantic words

My fab red Home Goods find with some black accessories and red Christmas beads

Table/planter next to the fireplace needed some red love too.

I did a little red beading and hung a red tinsel heart like the ones I have outside the house.

AND BECAUSE ....I cant just have one area decorated for a holiday.  Cupid sprinkled some red love dust in other areas.

Some red beads and heart coaster on side table

Small red mercury glass vase, red candle and another coaster.  Oh and that fab Anthro frame with that hot couple was bday gift from sis Jenn years ago. lol

Red beaded placemat & awesome Red Envelope Rose box given to me Vday 2009 while hubby was in Iraq.  One of my favorite things.

The kitchen sliders to backyard deck area got some Red/Cream paper heart garland and a cute wooden plaque hung from Red satin ribbon.

Added some decorative red boxes to the display area next to front door (bottom shelf collects all the winter hats, gloves, mittens) Therefore, I left that mess out of this pic. lol

The inspiration for my red/black/white Vday theme.   Barn Owl Primatives typography that I purchased in her Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/barnowlprimitives   So cool she did a black one just for me!   

There is also a Barn Owl Primatives going on over at Tatertots and Jello http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2011/01/giveaway-monday-barn-owl-primitives.html

Dont miss your chance to have a unique BOP piece too!

TODAYS POST MESSAGE:  USE WHAT YOU HAVE....left over Red Christmas items work fabulously for Jan/Feb decor!

Pssssst......found me a link party so Im also linky up over at :




  1. That red mercury *is* lovely...I am always tweaking as well :) Happy Valentines!

  2. love the cream and red heart garland! that is too cute!

  3. Oh my goodness. You really went all out and everything is gorgeous. Love the mantel and all of your table displays are gorgeous. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love you Valentine decor! Gave me a few great ideas to 'borrow' :o) thanks for sharing!


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