Monday, January 24, 2011

For the Love of Valentines

I do not usually decorate my mantle for valentines, but this year I just couldn't pass up the opportunity when it all came together so well.  I've had the best time decorating for valentines this year all over the house, and on a budget too.   I've got quite a bit to show you now, so I hope you'll stick around.

My valentines mantle definitely has vintage appeal.

 I knew I was going to use my rose filled teapot for my centerpiece. 
I only needed to add some pretty pink glittery hearts from the DT and a hot pink birdie from Michaels.

Then I remembered I had two rose teacups that I inherited from my MIL's collection.  I was so thrilled that I thought of these.  I think they fit in so perfectly!

Do you remember the pink trees I got from Michaels on clearance a few weeks back.

This is what I envisioned the minute I saw them.  Heart trees!  The glittery foam hearts are from the DT, too.

On the opposite side I added my FIL's old readers from school, a few cherub picks with the stems removed that I've had for a while.



On the mirror I have hung the pink bow I got on clearance from Michaels.  Not sure how much I like this here, but, it's staying there for this year!


Then a bit more inspiration came when I was looking at The Graphics Fairy for graphics to add to my blog for Valentines.  I just loved these so much I had to figure out a way to work them in.

These pink heart dollies from the DT made the perfect background for a banner made easy.  I just printed out my favorite graphics, cut them out with craft scissors and used double sided tape. 

Come on, you know they are just precious!





Whew!  I LUVVVV It!!!

Now let's see what's up on the dining room table.


A plain red runner from DT was begging for a splash of paint!


These are really pink, funny how they look red reflecting off of the runner.  They were part of my Michaels clearance shopping sale too.

Ooops, Sorry for the fuzzy pic!

I recently found this pretty jar on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

I pulled this arrangement together using a few things I already had and added in a few new roses from, you guessed it, the DT.

How do you like it, so far? I hope you do because  I'm not through showing you my Valentines decor yet!


This heart came from DT too.  I was going to paint it red but after seeing how well it matched my light fixture here in the kitchen I decided not to.


And finally on the front door, I have replaced the winter wreath with a Valentines plaque, I purchased at Kohls last year after Valentines clearance sale.

Thanks for sticking around, I hope you enjoyed the Valentines tour!

Please be sure and visit the more fabulous posts at the following parties;
Rednesday
Pink Saturday

Are you ready for Valentines yet?  I sure am!
Mary