22 January 2011

Valentines Decor

So. I see on several blogs I follow that it must be time to share our Valentines Decor. Seriously?? Where did 2010 go? I'm not done posting about Christmas stuff yet!! Well. That would be MY fault. For going so long between posts. I guess I should tell you right up front that my internet is rather s...l...o.....w these days. Not. sure. why. And I'm too lazy to call tech support to see if they can help. Anyhoo it makes blogging rather much of a chore instead of fun. Add that to the fact that Big Sister uses my computer to do her school work. Also add the fact that I have a growing pile of sewing for 2011 already. And there you have some very reasonable excuses for not blogging as often as I used to. Thank you very much.

But back to Valentines Decor. I'm not into all the fluffy hoopla surrounding hearts and cupids. But I do have a few small things(and yes they do include a couple cupid pics and hearts) that I add to whatever is left after I put the Christmas decor away. Just remember the emphasis is on SMALL.   Just a little is ALL it takes:) Go to this post http://www.justagirlblog.com/2011/01/valentines-touch.html to see some great Valentine's decor. She got it just right!!  And while you are there take some time to browse the rest of her blog.  It's a keeper!!

And now - here's mine!!

 My sheep stayed put after Christmas.  They rather enjoy residing in my china cupboard.  Puts them right out there in the spotlight!  The bottles are from a stash I gave my sister for Christmas 2009.  I had jokingly said a few times since that I should have kept some!  I kinda liked the stuff she used them for:)  So she gave some back this year for Christmas.  Thanks sis!  The hearts are some vintage picks I found at the Springfield flea in September.
 Pitcher that my sis gave me for Christmas.  Love it.  It's white and it's a pitcher.  Nuff said.
 Vintage inspired valentines card that I bought at McMaster and Storm back in the days of their brick and Mortar store.  If you haven't already, check them out on Etsy!  http://www.swanandshears.etsy.com/
 A few years ago I ordered some stickers that are reproduced from vintage postcards.  I tuck them in a FEW places.  Too many would be tacky.
 Valentine I made for my hubby last year.  I used a vintage card that had vintage seam binding on it.  Wish they still used cardboard for seam binding.
 Valentine one of my girls received several years ago.  I believe they were made by Darcy of McMaster and Storm!
 My boxwood wreaths from Christmas stayed.  They will probably stay at least through spring.  I will change out the red/cream ribbon after Valentines.  Maybe.  If I get to it. One of the things I love about boxwood is that it can be worked into your decor year round!
 Tuck in a Cavallini Valentines postcard and you have instant Valentine's decor!  And just wait till Easter!  I love decorating for Easter.  Just a few more weeks... then the eggs, nests and bunnies can come out in full force!  But remember - not TOO much or it gets tacky.  Thank you.
 Another Valentine one of 'the Sisters' received.  I liked it so it got to stay.
 Matchbox that was included with the goodies I got from McMaster and Storm for Christmas.  Well, they were from my Mom but she bought them at Mc&S.
 Love the handwriting on Vintage post cards. 
 The antlers are still finding a place in my decor.  I really need to send my hubby and girls out to find some of my own.  So I can give these back to the boys who let me borrow them!
 Another buy from McMaster and Storm.  I've had this for several years.  My only real Valentine's decor other than post cards.  Oh and the vintage heart pics.
Nests and ribbon filled my cloche after the Christmas decor went back into storage.  And I added a vintage postcard that I altered several years ago for my hubby.
And the 3rd vintage heart pick found it's way here.  Beside the log cachet and a vintage paint by number print.  And some vintage checked ribbon.
So now it's your turn!  If you haven't shared your valentine's decor get at it!  And if you don't do valentine's decor?  Well, just show us what your decor looks like after the Christmas stuff goes back to the attic.  or basement.  or closet.  or wherever you keep it.  And have a Happy Valentine's even if you don't decorate!!


Blogger Mrs. K said...

Cleaning the house today and then it's all going up...Mr. Steady comes home tomorrow to a love infested home!

January 22, 2011 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I think everything looks wonderful. I love the vintage items! Great Blog!

January 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

If your in the area.. feel free to come decorate my house ;)

January 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Inspector Clouseau said...

Nice work. I came across your blog while “blog surfing” using the Next Blog button on the blue Nav Bar located at the top of my blogger.com site. I frequently just travel around looking for other blogs which exist on the Internet, and the various, creative ways in which people express themselves. Thanks for sharing.

March 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

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