Valentine’s Day Decorating

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As I told you way back in October in my Halloween decorations post, I like to change my foyer or entryway to match the season or holiday. I started doing this many years ago when my children were little. At that time, it was a way to inexpensively change the look of my home while satisfying my need to decorate at a time in my married life when both money and time was sparse.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming soon, I recently changed out the foyer and added a little Valentine’s love to the adjacent dining room and I thought I would share my results with you. First I added a cheerful red and white tablecloth to my dining room table and put a beautiful milk glass epergne on it. If you’re not familiar with an epergne, it is a table centerpiece in which there is one large bowl or basket with small baskets, dishes, candleholders, vases, etc. radiating off of it. It was meant to hold either different kinds of food, candles, flowers or the like. I don’t have anything in mine as I think it’s pretty empty as well as full.

In the foyer, I have several areas to decorate. First of all, I have garland on the staircase that I keep up all year long and just change the decorations on it for each holiday. I have pretty pink and white bows on it and I’ve hung beaded garland in many different colors by hanging cheap colorful Mardi Gras plastic necklaces on it. I love the way this looks and it really sparkles at night with the twinkle lights lit on the garland.

Our little 4 pound watchdog loves to peak out through the railing to bark at anyone she considers to be a threat. Can you see her keeping the watch in the photo below?

The second place I have to decorate is the coffee table in front of the loveseat in this room. I have fun sparkly decorations as well as red, pink and white decorations on the red and white heart runner I made for this table several years ago.

In the corner of the room is a washstand that holds the lamp that always stays in the room. I have several groupings of heart shaped decorations. One grouping is my beloved green Jasperware and the other is porcelain heart shaped boxes. I also have a lovely papier mache cup that holds heart shaped candy on this washstand.

 

 

 

 

As always we have some Valentine’s Day art and wall hangings to share.

 

 

Lastly, this weekend was also my son’s Snowflake Formal at school. He and his date made such a cute couple but unfortunately, I did not get permission from his date to share a photo of her with you. She looked beautiful and was such a sweet social young lady. However, I do have a photo of my husband and son together so I’ll share with you the two best men in my life.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon,

Cathy

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