Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Simple Valentine Touches at Home

I do not do lots of decorating for Valentine's Day. Just a few simple touches, because it is one of my favorite times of the year. I took my cake pedestal, wove a pink ribbon through it, placed the pink pillar candle, added heart candies, my mini clear glass bubbles, and some crystals to make this display, which I use as a centerpiece for my kitchen table.

In my bathroom shelf, I placed my heart shaped soaps(which I keep from year to year) in a pretty glass dish(a Christmas gift from my daughter), a glass "love" votive holder and a mirrored heart frame. For some reason this display brings a smile each time I see it, possibly because of the simple beauty of it.

This heart box was created for me, for my birthday, by a dear friend. The year she gave it to me was 1993. How can I possibly remember that date? Well, she lined the inside of the box with the local newspaper of the day of my birthday, the year she gave it to me. How cleaver!! This beautiful heart box sits on the shelf above our bed. It is a reminder to me of the significance of homemade gifts and the people who so lovingly create them.

This coffee cup holds a few hand stitched hearts and sits on a counter in my kitchen. The little sign is a good reminder of what Valentine's Day is all about. I do enjoy seeing the many touches that all of you in the blogging world are creating and displaying. What works of art!


Jeane` said...

you are a great valentines day decorator (and gift giver!) growing up it was the 'easter basket' of february!! :)

curt is home today and so we will get stuff done and might even venture out (since he drives better in this stuff). it's not too bad here.

i love you! Talk to you later!

Stacey said...

Very pretty.

Have a great day!

Judy said...

I just popped by to check things out...your name grabbed my attention. I'll be back to read some more later.

It's looking very lovely over here!

Shelley said...

I loved what you did with that candle and cake pedastel! I want to eat those candies! You did such nice Valentine touches!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Judy!

Such pretty things! I adore Valentines day too, I keep the decorating simple also, but I love the feel of that day! Just so sweet! I love that little love sign! so cute too!

Hugs, Cynthia

Happy@Home said...

What pretty little touches you have put around your home for Valentine's Day. I especially love what you did with your cake stand. So pretty.

amy said...

I love it all!

Thanks for your kind comment yesterday! In response to your question, yes, I do sell the clothespin holders. I will be putting them on the etsy shop, but feel free to let me know if you are interested since you are a local gal.

Tracy said...

Love all of them...especially the conversation hearts around the candle and the hearts in the teacup with the little "Love Never Fails." Thanks for the great ideas! = )


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a sweet blog you have! I love your Valentine candle piece! I am sorry to hear of the passing of your darling Grandmother. She looks like she had a fullfilled life with that pretty smile on her face. Enjoyed my visit.


Nancy at said...

I love the large candle with the sweetheart candies around it. Thanks for the decorating inspiration.


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