That time is upon us again. Stores and homes are invaded by cupids and his accompaniments: hearts, arrows, no, and x’s and o’s. We trade the red and green of Christmas for the pink and red of Valentine’s day. While not a major decorating holiday like Halloween or Christmas you can still bring a bit of the love in you home with a few tasteful accessories. Your home doesn’t have to look as if you are decorating the local grade school classroom. To class up the usually overly whimsical and almost childish decor used for Valentine’s day, think subtle, white roses with a red ribbon in a cut-glass vase next to a pale pink ceramic cupid. Just a few simple objects that evoke the holiday without going overboard.
Here are my decorations for Valentine’s day. The first is my living room. A couple of pictures along with the current decor and a lace ribbon draped over the mirror.
The next is a view of the whole wall. A few roses and ribbon in the sconces and the look is finished.
The dining room side board with a large urn-shaped ceramic piece. I picked it up at Goodwill for about five dollars. It has little cherubs on it and I thought it would be a great piece that gave the display hieght and weight. Icing on the cake would have been a wreath layered over the mirror, but maybe next year.
Happy Valentines Day!
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