Valentine’s Day Home Decor

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.

Valentine's Day decor with a couple of heart themed pictures.

The next is a view of the whole wall. A few roses and ribbon in the sconces and the look is finished.

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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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A Christmas Vignette

A Holiday Vignette with Fresh Flowers

I’m a little late this year putting up my decorations. With a toddler in the house, my usual decorating spree is curtailed to things up high and/ or unbreakable. The tree is usually loaded, which is opposite of my everyday decorating philosophy¬† of less is more. Around the holidays that changes to the more the merrier. Oodles of lights, shiny balls, and tinsels. I’m surprised the tree doesn’t fall over.
I was recently introduced to flower delivery by BloomNation and was inspired to share my holiday vignette. So the start of my decorating was putting up a vignette, well out of reach of a two-year-old. I re-purposed an old trunk into media storage, for now, eventually, it will be a dry bar. It’s tall and I decorate it like you would a mantle.

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Christmas Vignette

I used roses and hydrangea, not traditional, but I love the ice green and cream. The colors would match any color decor as they are naturally neutral. The presents are real and since the trunk is high little hands will not be opening the presents before Christmas.

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The sconce has candles in it any other time of year. I thought using fresh flowers in the candle holder would be pretty and give a little life to the room. I had to line the holder with plastic so it wouldn’t drip water.
Stayed tuned for my decorated tree.

Happy Yuletide to all.

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