Saturday, January 24, 2015

Seeing Red!

Hello friends. 
I have some Valentine's Day decor to share with you today. I know Valentine's Day is still three weeks away, but I wanted to enjoy my decorations for more than a few days. You may remember me telling you before that my maiden name was Valentine...Vicky Valentine. :)
While I don't do much for Valentine's Day, I do enjoy having a few things out for the occasion. Most of the things I am sharing are thrifty finds, but these two ceramic bears sitting on clouds below were painted by me years ago. They only make an appearance for Valentine's Day...:)

The table centerpiece got tweaked a little. I have been enjoying my fresh bouquets of camellias for the past couple of weeks. I placed my red and white checked table runner under the tray and added a couple heart shaped tea light holders to it. A glitter heart hangs from the bottle as well. 

The banner I made last year is once again hanging on the china cabinet. A few red glitter hearts adorn the milk glass. Please ignore the lack of crown molding. We are slowly working on the trim, but very slowly! 

Here's a closer view of the banner. It is made using tart molds.

I love this pretty rhinestone trimmed bucket. Don't remember when I bought it, but it was thrifted.

The clipboard on the gallery wall got a new print for the occasion.

The small wall shelf in the dining room received some decor too. Remember this beaded heart I thrifted a couple weeks ago?

A pretty heart shaped plate and some Scrabble tiles.

Just a few touches of red makes such a statement.

The buffet got the majority of the decor. I had thrifted two of these books a couple years ago, and the other two I got at the same yard sale as the red beaded heart I shared above. They are perfect for the holiday celebrating love. 

Mama had several of these pretty glittery heart ornaments on one of her Christmas trees and I asked her if I could have one to use for Valentine's Day. Thank you Mama...I love you!

One end of the buffet.....

and the other end.

Here's the middle. I chose to use the bee  with the word mine....BEE Mine, Valentine!

I hung a few things on the wall above.

Here it is all together. I love it!

I also love this.....

I was blessed to win a $200 Visa card on The Shabby Creek Cottage blog. I was so excited! I am trying to decide what to buy with it. I have narrowed it down to a new faucet for the kitchen sink since we begin renovating it soon, or use it towards the purchase of a Kitchen Aid mixer which I have been wanting for a while. I am leaning towards the faucet though. I don't really want the mixer until I get the kitchen redone anyway. Anywho, talk about a sweet surprise!!!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I'm having a productive one so far. 
Until next time.....


  1. All your Valentine treasures are so precious. Congratulations on winning the gift card. I'd sure have fun with that:-)

  2. Love all of your touches of red for Valentines Day. Congratulations on the win. Great prize!


  3. :) I am "loving" your sweet decorations, my friend. And congratulations on winning the gift card - happy shopping, Vicky :) Hugs to you!

  4. A Valentine certainly knows how to decorate for Valentine's. The touches of red and a few hearts with the milk glass are lovely.

  5. All your Valentine decorations are so cute! I really like how you use hearts! Big congrats on the gift card! How exciting for you and what a great win!

  6. What a fabulous surprise. I'm loving all of your sweet Valentine decor.

  7. Vicky Valentine! What a wonderful name!!! No wonder you create such gorgeous things for the day - your hubby is very blessed. Congratulations on the gift card my lovely xx

  8. How appropriate your name; it fits you to a T..adorable. Your decorations are very nice. Congratulations on winning the gift card. Have a great week and thanks for sharing your home with us.

  9. How appropriate your name; it fits you to a T..adorable. Your decorations are very nice. Congratulations on winning the gift card. Have a great week and thanks for sharing your home with us.

  10. All of your valentine touches are wonderful. I really love that cute and creative!

  11. It all looks so pretty Vicky! I haven't done any decorating for Valentine's Day yet =(


  12. On big congrats on your win! Loving the love all over your house! :)

  13. Congrats on the win. That's so awesome. Love all your red touches. Sooo pretty and V-Day festive. Perfect for a Vicky Valentine. Love that name!

  14. Congratulations on you win Vicky!!! I love all of your Valentine decor. I don't think I'll get around to decorating this year... so many other projects going on!
    I'll just enjoy yours ;)

  15. Ah everything is so pretty! Love your maiden name... I would love that for a last name! Congrats on the big win Vicky! That is so wonderful!!

  16. I haven't decorated for Valentine's Day in years, but I think you inspired me to do a little something :)

    Congratulations on the win!


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  17. Love all your Valentine touches Vicky! Red is a great accent color, isn't it?

    Congrats on your win! It couldn't have gone to a nicer person. Perfect timing, it sounds like too! Yay!


  18. so pretty, love the red pops of color. I am so mad at myself for not buying the scrabble game at the thrift store the other and learn I guess. Thanks for your prayers and kind words.

  19. Beautiful, just beautiful! You always inspire me when I come for a visit, dear Vicky.
    I've been out of circulation with some health issues so I've missed my visits here. I just knew I needed to stop in before my evening was over, so happy I did. :-)
    You were blessed with that win!! Enjoy spending it on your hearts desire.
    Have a blessed week, my friend.

  20. Hi Vicky, this is my firs time to your blog and I am excited to have found you and hope that I can talk you into following me back. When my husband and I were first married we bought a mobile home and started turning it into your own, by tweaking this and that and changing it around. It was out first home and we loved it. We first had it in a trailer park, until we saved enough money to buy a little lot of our own. We were very happy in that little home:) It will be fun following your journey and seeing the things that you are doing with yours. Congratulations on the fantastic prize you won and have fun spending it :)
    Your new blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  21. Wow, you have a lot of lovely Valentine decorations! I love that your last name was Valentine too!

  22. Very nice. Thanks for the ideas. It is my first time stopping by!

  23. Love all the things you did. I got some ideas that I am going to use, too!

  24. I love the ceramic bears, so cute. And what an amazing thing to get that card! I'd vote for the faucet!


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