Monday, February 14, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday: Today, Valentine's Day, We Celebrate Love!

Today's post has joined Metamorphosis Monday on Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to go there to check out other home projects. Just click

It's great to have a day to celebrate love!  Around here, on this sweet Valentine's Day, we also celebrate hearts. One can never have enough "heart," right?  One old-time song read, "You gotta have heart."

Behind our house, over the fence, is a row of old houses so I always hang a holiday decoration on the back porch for the neighbors' pleasant viewing among the brooms and mops.  Here's this year's Valentine special for the back porch:

More hearts decorate the front porch. (Okay, admittedly, I'm a bit on the compulsive side):

 Here's the thermometer on the front porch. It reads almost 40 degrees?
Oh my gosh, we are having a heat wave!

Inside the house, here's the hall table vignette some of you saw on a post on Feb. 3, 2011):

This rose wreath, that usually hangs on a hallway wall, now adorns the kitchen table surrounding a red candle. Who needs expensive roses, whose prices quadrupled for the holiday, when these beauties will do just fine?

It's also been so much fun getting Valentine's Day cards. Of course,  a slew of them got sent out, too.
As soon as they come in, up on the hall doorway they go.

This homemade one has a small flower that is actually a brooch!  My daughter, a crafty little critter, made that one for me! Isn't it cute?

So, we are all ready for this sweet, sentimental holiday. We hope you are, too!



Mariette said...

Dearest Susan,

Happy Valentine's Day to you and enjoy the hearts and roses!



Bookie said...

Looks festive around your place...Happy Valentine's Day!

Olga said...

Everything is so beautiful and festive! I love the card your daughter made; it's so lovely.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Linda O'Connell said...

Love, the glue that holds relationships together. Your hearts are cute, Susan. Happy Valentine's Day to one of the sweetest, most genuine bloggers I know.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I had never thought to hang cards other than out Christmas cards on the door. What a neat idea.Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. We will not be going out this year, I'm doing Weight Watchers and really doing well.

mo said...

Hi Susan, Happy Valentine's Day to you! Your rose ring is just beautiful. I absolutely love all of the shades of reds and pink blended together. Perfect choice for the kitchen table!


Claus said...

chocolate thoughts? :o) After all, that seems to be quite the popular token of love this day :o) Love thoughts? those exist year round, fortunately.

happy V-day!!

Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

Susan, your blog is simply beautiful.... It is full of color and love. I will visit often! Many blessings and much love!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a happy and 'sweet' holiday to me. I so enjoy the chocolate that Mr ALC always gets me. I do us a special dinner here at home.

Diane said...

WOW! You are all decked out! I love all the wreaths and that brooch is gorgeous! Happy Valentines day!



Dayle said...

Such a sweet post, Susan. Love all of your decor. Hope your day is extra special!

diane stetson said...

Hi Susan
Happy Valentine's day to you and your wonderful husband. Enjoy all your decorations.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Susan! I do have a thing for hearts. Love all your wreaths. And the card/broach from your daughter is so pretty. We don't do anything special around here. My hubby thinks it is just a gimmick for companies to make money. He says you don't need a special day to profess your love. It's an every day thing. :) We were in the 40's last week but I think it has warmed up a bit with all the sunshine we have in the afternoons. Sending hugs your way! Tammy

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful pictures! Such lovely things! Have a great Valentine's Day :) ♥

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

LDH said...

So many beautiful hearts and roses are no surprise to find at your home ~ very sweet vignettes! Happy Valentine's Day wishes to you!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan - you have wonderful decorations and cards - I love the red and white decorations.
Hope you had a great Valentines Day.

love, sandie

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