Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Cafe Shelves

It's a great time of year, isn't it?  The year is still young, love is in the air, & spring is on its way--even if the groundhog did see his shadow.  We've been spoiled with a very mild winter, so far, here in Tennessee, and the 60 degree temperatures have me dreaming of spring. 

I guess that's what inspired me to style my cafe shelves with a sort-of Valentine Garden theme this year.

Like always, I just shopped around my house & through my storage to pull together a little vignette to celebrate Heart Day.  

I already told you about my LOVE topiaries, and I figured while I was covering things with moss, I really could go for a Moss Heart.  So, I took a gold frame I recently found while thrifting, and inserted a piece of board cut to size & covered with some black & white fabric I had (leftover from this project & this project).  Then I cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a heart, and just hot-glued on the moss.  (I'm telling you, nothing is safe in this house--you never know what I'll glue moss to next.)  To give the heart a little depth, I just wrapped a little extra moss around the back along the edge.

To get some red in the mix, I used these faux roses I had in my flower stash.  A few buds scattered throughout helped to spread the red around.

And, of course, a few kisses...

I also borrowed my Front Door Chalkboard to spell out a message...

 Are you in the mood for Love {decor} in your house yet?  Hope this inspires you!  More Valentine goodness coming soon.

Linking up with a few of these friends.


  1. so cute! i love the love topiaries as well as your mossy heart!

  2. JULIE! That looks FABULOUS! I love it all...from the moss heart to the All You Need Is Love you got me humming that old Beatles tune, you know? Love the pops of red in there- xo Diana

  3. Oh Julie, you are amazing. I would love to do something for valentine's too. Time is short around here though,, so it would have to be something very small! Yours is so cute and an inspiration! God bless x

  4. Beautiful! I love the moss covered heart and the little love letters!

  5. Love your cafe' shelves! I've hesitated in doing any "Valentines" decorating, because I don't like things that look chessy. But I'm inspired by your shelves - you've given me a vision! I'm following your blog, would love it if you'd follow mine too: Thanks:) HUGS

  6. Gorgeous! I like how the chalkboard and the love topiary is done. Very nice! I would love for you to link this up to my party if you have time -

    Hope to see you there!


  7. Utterly love your valentines vignette! It's wonderfully chic and stylish! Love the colour combination and the use of red as an accent colour :)

  8. Very cute. Love that mossy-looking heart! :)

  9. To made from green grass heart look so beautiful and amazing.I really like this blog for the specially valentine.

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  10. Very cute and cheerful! Visiting from Weekend Wrap Up. :)


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