Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine's Day Decor


I have to admit, I have a difficult time with Valentine's Day decorating. I don't use much red or pink in my home and, although I make an exception for this particular holiday, it doesn't mesh well with the rest of my decor. I also find that so many commercial decorations for the holiday of love are on the silly side. And not the good kind of silly. I keep a little bit of silly around here for our wee ones but try to keep it to a minimum. Putting out their special school projects is a must but balance is key here.



Here are some Valentine inspirations that would make Cupid proud. I'll show you my own festive touches in another post. All photos courtesy of the wonderful Better Homes and Gardens website.

































































24 comments:

rugcottage@blogspot.com said...

Adorable Ideas... thanks for sharing them. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays.

Hearts to You!
Nancy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love the V day wire tree! I would make hearts out of old book pages to hang on it.

Jessica said...

These are sooo cute! I agree, I struggle with Valentine's Decorating every year, but I'm loving some of these! I'm going to be having a Valentine's Day Brunch so I might have to put some of these ideas into action :)

Darlene said...

Cute pictures. I put out some Valentine's decorations each year but not many. I need to get them out since it is not far away.

Shelia said...

Hi Michelle. I'm like you and don't do much for Valentine's day, but I love seeing all of these pretty photos!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

The votives sitting in the sprinkles...LOVE IT!! I don't really decorate for Valentine's either. It seems that this is the time of year I'm always wanting to declutter not fluff the house up.

Folkman Family of Five said...

Love the pictures! I am loving the cnadle in the sprinkles as well! very cute!

Cha Cha said...

You have inspired me, I have an easter egg tree that is about to have have hearts on it.. I'll let you know how it turns out, I like you am not a fan of pink but I do stuff in my kitchen and it works fine but we try to have a fancy dinner for the girls and this idea will be perfect because the "tree" is cream and I'll use cream and sage hearts and the dinning room will be decorated fun for them. Your the best.

Cha Cha

Theresa said...

Love all of these sweet ideas! My fave is the heart banner on the bed:) Enjoy your day and thanks for the inspiration!

Victoria said...

Wow, love these ideas! Thanks for sharing. I plan to do some with my daughter.

Robin said...

So many great ideas, and oh, so little time to make it all happen. Thanks for the inspiration. (the last photo is in my file but for a different reason - the cute red pillow with the dog on it- love it)

::cottage instincts:: said...

Lots of eye 'candy!' I've never decorated for vAlentines, but prolly will since I have a blog now. *snicker* I think I'm gonna do a valentine tree with sticks from my yard painted white and vintage valentines hung on the branches.

Or maybe not...depends on time as usual!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

sorta in love with your sprinkles/non perils in the votives! so subtly festive!

carolinajewel said...

Great ideas for V Day decorations. I really don't like the silly Valentines Day things. Since my house is Victorian I usually go for the vintage look and I _always_ decorate with lots of red and pink. Now Easter decorations tend to look a little off in my house if they are too bright and they can be too silly also!

Melissa Miller said...

Such pretty Valentine decor Michelle! I need to start shopping soon. ;)

Socio said...

Good to see the information on Valentine's day decor. I also visited this Valentine site, it has also very nice information.

http://www.stvalentinesday.org/

Raru said...

You share so much beautiful ideas. Thank you!
Wish you nice Friday!

xoxo,
Raru

Crystal said...

I do love pink and red, but I agree about be able to buy good Valentine's decoration. Believe it or not I hardly ever decorated for this holiday either. This year however, I believe I may try some of these ideas.
I always decorate the table and make a fancy dinner and dessert for my family. It's just a nice way to say "I love you".

Thanks for sharing

Rue said...

Very cute Michelle! I feel like a bad blogger because I got nothin' for Valentines Day LOL Although I always do a little something special for Rich ;)

xo

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Now that I am out of high school and no longer the only girl not getting something on Valentine's Day - I embrace it! I certainly enjoy dressing the house for VD. What great ideas....Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I sooo agree with you...Valentine's day decor is not my fav...I did do a little vignette in my foyer this year...I guess I need to post about it! Hope you have a FUN weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Tootsie said...

this is my youngest daughters birthday...feb 14...she is so thrilled that the whole world decorates for her birthday! lol
she will be 5 this year.
have a wonderful weekend...oh...and don't forget to stop by this week...starting right now to enter and learn about the great give away that is being held on my blog this week!

Allison said...

The heart garland is my fave!

The Tablescaper said...

Very cute ideas. Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate them into your home.

- The Tablescaper