Saturday, February 6, 2016
A Touch of Red
Since it's only a week until Valentine's Day, I thought I would share my very minimal decor with you. Some of you may remember that my maiden name was Valentine. Such a pretty name...wouldn't you agree? A lady once told me my name had a musical quality to it....Vicky Corrina Valentine. I remember weird things like that but fail to remember important things. Anywho, Valentine's Day has always been special to me because I am a former Valentine so I had to have a few touches of red. :)
The only place I decorated this year was the kitchen because I couldn't get to my box of decor in the shed. We have too much construction stuff in there right now and it just wasn't worth the work to move it all. So, I used a couple things I already had and a few little odds and ends I picked up at the Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot. Here it is.....
To the left of the sink....
Some chocolate because it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without it!
I love the cover of this Hershey's cookbook. The vintage graphic is so cute! I added my plaid Thermos because it was just sitting around waiting to find a home.
To the right of the sink.....
And a view of the corner. Just beyond is my pantry. We are almost finished with it and I am loving it! I can't wait to share soon!
The window shelf above the sink....
I love aqua and red together. And aren't the glass hearts so pretty? You might remember seeing them in this post. They were a gift from Karen who blogs over at The Feral Turtle. I knew I would use them for Valentine's Day.
Here's another shot without the light on. Sorry my photos are always dark and shadowy indoors but I live in the woods and the sunlight is limited coming through the windows.
I wanted to save the best for last! A couple weeks ago my sweet friend, Connie e-mailed me ans asked if she could have my snail mail address because she had made me something and wanted to send it to me. Of course, I replied with my address and was so excited! Connie is one sweet and talented lady and generous as well. You should pop over to Crafty Home Cottage if you don't know her already and check out some of her amazing projects...like her adorable art barn where she crafts some amazing things. She quilts and paints beautifully and she has a big green thumb! Her yard is so pretty! Just hop over there and check her out! You won't be sorry and you will make a sweet new friend!
So, when this arrived earlier this week, I couldn't wait to open it and see what she made me! As you may be able to tell in the photos below, I opened it in the car. I was too impatient to drive a few hundred feet to my house to open it...lol! Look at the adorable doodling and stamping on the envelope! Happy mail for sure! She made me a banner....the most adorable Valentine's Day banner ever!
She said she ran across these vintage Valentine's online and they reminded her of me since I teach kindergarten. :)
Isn't it so sweet?
I love the attention to detail and the care with which this was made. I will treasure it forever!
And because this is on the back, I can't ever forget who gave it to me. Thank you again Connie. Your kindness made my heart smile!
Here it is hanging in the opening between my living room and dining room....perfection!
And, I guess I need ti wrap this up since I have a wedding to get ready for! My cousin's son, Justin is getting married today. My son, Dakota is the best man. Justin grew up across the road from us and he and Dakota have always been close. He's like a brother to Dakota. The wedding is taking place at my uncle's house who also lives across the road so we can just walk over. Praying it doesn't rain...it's sprinkling now. Looking forward to the wedding. It's been a couple years since I've been to one and I love weddings. My niece's wedding is just 4 weeks away as well. Young love...so sweet! Hope your weekend is sweet too!
Until next time.....