Friday, January 14, 2011

Looking Ahead.....Also loving the red and pink.

One of my goals this year is blog just a bit more, my last entry was 2 weeks ago so I need to get serious about this goal. I'm really shooting for once a week, so let's see what happens. I was going to write my list of top ten creative adventures of last year, but I have decided it's a new year, I need to look ahead, not back. I'm going to share a few ideas we have brewing for this year that I am excited about. But first, I am so in the Valentine Day mood. I love to decorate and I was so excited to put together a sweet valentine vignette in my house to get us in the mood for love and I also just plain love the colors pink and red. Those colors just make me happy. I am also in the throes of planning my second annual Valentine Party and Cookie Exchange. The ideas are flowing!!
I made this wreath with sweet birds and vintage embellishments. I bought the yarn at DI for $1 and wrapped a straw wreath. Perfect for Valentine's don't you think? I love layering things and love the look of wreaths on top of mirrors.
I love Vintage Valentines and try and collect some every year. They are so sweet.
I bought this white urn at one of my favorite stores, Second Hand Chic in Salt Lake. I love it and can make it fit with any decor. I used it for Christmas and it is perfect here for Valentines. I just put in a vintage valentine, a pink glitter heart and a vintage silk rose. I also left the gold mercury beads from Christmas. They are just so pretty.
I always love decorating with candy and filling them with the colors of the season always add a bold statement. I made the little pedestal stand with red gumballs on it. I purchased an old milk glass plate and found the silver candle holder at DI. With a little E6000 I made this cute platter.
This is my kitchen windowsill. I made the picture holder out of a vintage oil can, and bits of vintage lace, jewelry and buttons. A perfect place vintage romantic french postcards. I love the huge sucker and have one made for all 3 dotters for Valentines.

Do you decorate for the holidays? What do you do for Valentines Day?


Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Jennifer ~ I just LOVE Valentine's Day too! Your decorations are beautiful and I especially love the oil can idea. How unique and yet so pretty! I have a lot of pink in my house already so it has a magical feeling throughout the year, but I always seem to drag more out for V-Day. This year I am wanting to make some of those giant tissue paper pom poms and suspend them from clear fishing line above my dining room table at different heights around my chandelier. We'll see if that happens! Visit my blog...I'm having a giveaway that ends next week! ~Stacy~ (*_*) xo

Leah Florence said...

So cute!!! I would have loved to grow up in a house like yours.