Love is in the air & all around.
I like to decorate my dining room table for the seasons & holidays. For Valentine’s day I gathered up things I thought fitting and started playing around with their arrangement.
I began by layering a collection of vintage doilies and then scrunching them up. Now I realize that everyone doesn’t like the scrunched look but I like how you can see the edges of the doilies better that way. The flowers are carnations and I can’t believe how long they are lasting. They are in a glass in a shabby style ribboned urn.
The birdies that I won at Maureen’s giveaway , (Penchants, Ponderings & Posies) are dressed with Valentine’s ribbons. I even pulled out some old Valentine cards from my dear H & placed them in the mix.
Candy corn for Valentine’s day is in a heart shaped dish. I know lots of bloggers who love candy corn. You can see the pretty edges of the doilies and some hearts strewn here & there.
The key to my heart rests in another heart shaped dish on a bed of ribbon.
Other things I could have added are, champagne flutes, chocolate kisses, I LOVE U spelled out with Scrabble tiles and real roses. Maybe I’ll get them on the big day or maybe not….I’d really rather go out for a nice dinner.
How about you? How do you celebrate Valentine’s? I read a story about a young couple who couldn’t afford to spend money on expensive cards. They went to the store & picked out cards for each other, exchanged the cards right there in the store but never bought them, I thought ..oh how sweet. The price of some cards is ridiculous …maybe it should be called Happy Hallmark Day!
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable. -Henry Ward Beecher