Thursday, February 3, 2011

Signs of Valentine's Day Are All Over the Place

Oh boy, it's February and that means Valentine's Day is on its way.

Who doesn't adore a day set aside just to celebrate love?  Heaven knows more love is sorely needed in our world.

Little flourishes of Valentine's Day can be found all over this house. As soon as any Valentine cards come in the mail, up they go on the kitchen door.

On the front hall table, there's a Valentine's day tableau----red and white plates, a heart-studded placemat that holds a red candle surrounded by red berries,  an angel of love, and all kinds of other doodads. It's very festive!

Get this. About the only thing in the tableau that was purchased is the heart-covered placemat. The rest of the stuff, family members were throwing out! I scooped them up faster than a speeding bullet. The little angel was my Mom's and when she died, I couldn't bear to give her away. She will be one of my "forever" decorations. It's comforting to me to think that my Mom, herself, is now an angel!

This year, the traditional heart-shaped sugar cookies might bite the dust because when they are around, guess who likes to eat them? Guess who does not NEED sugar cookies?  mmm hmm

Joining Linda's Junkin Friday and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday! Be sure to check out Cindy's enchanting blog, My Romantic Home, to see some of the other entries for Show and Tell Friday and Linda's blog, A La Carte . for Junkin Friday finds!



Anonymous said...

You sure have lots of pretties. But I really love that gorgeous angel.

Bookie said...

Oh, you are ready for a day of romance! How pretty the red hearts and angel are...looks so festive!

And thanks for writing on my blog this evening. But I must confess the flowers on the table are not real. I never wanted artifical flowers but there are some lovely silks anymore. Silk allows me to have "flowers" and to create a mood.

Very cold here again tonight...hope you are warm up there!

diane stetson said...

Oh we've been singing Valentine's songs in my primary and pre school classes already too. I even taught them a Valentine dance where the gals dance with the guys...very cute. I love Valentine's day.

Elaine said...

There is nothing like free goodies. I'm sure cupid can find his way to your house with all the cute valentine displays

LDH said...

Very sweet vignettes, Susan! LOVE-ly!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so lovely! You have a great blog. I am hosting a giveaway on my blog...hope to see you there:-) hugs Anu

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all those cute plates! The angel is very special! I love the touches of this holiday here and there myself. Thanks for joining JFF!

Maggie said...

What a romantic heart you have, everything is so pretty and you have created a lovely vignette for your home.
The angel is adorable.

Claus said...

A few touches on the door mainly, but nothing out of my way. I've been meaning to do something special to hang, but haven't managed to get the time to do so. Probably over this weekend? Hopefully!
Lovely red and white decorations Susan!
have a great day!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a sweet Valentine vignette!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely Valentine decorations. I think you need to put some Valentine chocolates in that pretty little red and white dish!! :) Mmm sugar cookies -- last year I made heart shaped ones and with pink icing. Yum! I collect angels, or I did - I stopped, and only kept some of them. Yours is very special! Best wishes, Tammy

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Cute decorations! I love hearts and dishes, so the combination brings a smile to my face.

Have a great weekend.

Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

You are all decked out for Valentines - I think I like the heart shaped dish with red and white stripes. I love Valenties day.


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You made me want to curl up on a pink couch with a pink blanket. Very cute stuff Susan..enjoy and stay warm!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just love your Valentine's Day decor!! All are so pretty!!


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