Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keep the Spirit of Valentine's Day Alive All Month

When birthdays roll around, I believe in celebrating for all the weeks prior to the special day and all the days afterward, until the month is over.

The same goes for holidays. Their celebration can be stretched well past the special day. For example, even though Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday, the 14th of this month, its spirit of love and joy can be carried out through the rest of the month.

All the Valentine cards received are taped to a doorway in the hall. A beautiful bouquet of flowers, a gift from my husband, adorns the kitchen table. The table, itself, looks like a great big Valentine.

First, on went a red tablecloth. A white crocheted cloth was draped on top of the red. The double effect looks very festive.

A rosebud heart-shaped wreath is on the wall in the kitchen and a white crocheted heart with a bright, red ribbon hangs from a door.


Holidays are special times that bring smiles and good feelings. The longer we stetch their celebration, the better!

What's your favorite holiday?


Linda said...

Love the tablecloth, it does look like a Valentine! I will celebrate all month with you!

diane stetson said...

My dining room table still has the red tablecloth on it from Christmas...and my poinsettia is still there...so it looks like my Valentine decorations were months before the special day...ha ha ha.

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Linda! Oh yes, DO celebrate all month with me. Life needs celebrations, don't you think? Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You are the best! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Di! Ha! Glad you got your red tablecloth still on. The poinsettia? Hmmmm Never considered that a Valentine flower but whatever works! Have a great day! Sincerely, Susan

Rebecca said...

Great ideas, Susan! (I'd kept up some red from Christmas through yesterday.) It was about time to move it out - so I replaced red candles with white ones, etc.

Re. my header, I create it on powerpoint, use my own pictures & word art, etc. Then I save it to "my pictures" and then edit in Picasa where I crop it to be the shape/size I want it to be. It actually doesn't take a lot of time and I enjoy having variety. Thanks for noticing!

Andrea said...

My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas. I also love Easter. Your flowers are so beautiful...So many different blooms...love that!
The crocheted table cloth is gorgeous. My mother crocheted one that is very similar...her's is the pineapple pattern. It took her years to complete it.
Putting yours over red really accents the pattern
hugs and love

Karen Lange said...

Love the tablecloth! My Mom used to celebrate our half birthdays (6 months before our next one). She'd give us a cupcake or a special treat to celebrate. I'm all for extending the birthday fun:)

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Rebecca...Ohhhh, don't know if I could do all that for a header. I'm not very techie (sad but true). Thanks for sharing that, though. It looks lovely. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Andrea...Thanks for the compliment! I'll bet your mother's crocheted cloth is gorgeous, too. My grandmother used to crochet. It's an art I never learned. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Karen...What a great idea to celebrate half birthdays! Never heard of doing that but anything that can make children feel special is great! Sincerely, Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I love your two day after Valentine's Day setting - I agree - you can celebrate a lot longer then the day itself.

Of course I love Christmas - the meaning of it - non compare.

I also like Halloween because of the colors and the decorations and how happy the little kiddies are - they have such a good time.

Loved your name Snooty Something . . .


Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie....I love Christmas, too. That's my absolutely fave holiday. So happy you came to visit and left a comment. By the way, I really am not Snooty at all. ha! Honest. I try not to be. Take care. Sincerely, Susan

BECKY said...

Hi Susan! You always have such beautiful photos. Here's something "funny" about me. Immediately after noticing the table cloth and flowers, my eyes went straight to your white bead board! I LOVE bead board! Christmas has always pretty much been my favorite holiday, and the one I decorated the most for...until this older age thing is creeping up on me! :0

T's Daily Treasures said...

Amen to that! Everything you pictured is just beautiful. Wishing you a day of blessings and simple joys. :) Tammy

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