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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spread'n the LOVE!

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Christmas(?) ... what Christmas?!  That was *ages* ago!  LOL.  And, now that it's over, it's time to spread the l-o-v-e around our humble abode! 

I've never been one to decorate for Valentine's, BUT, this year, I just wasn't ready to take down the tree from our kitchen island.  Soooo, I replaced our elves and gingerbread men with inexpensive hearts of different colors and textures, red and white striped mesh and ribbon filled with glittery hearts: 


Aren't these felt hearts from Target the cutest?  You'd never know that they're Christmas ornaments, would you?  A sweet friend I met through Facebook suggested I take a peek at them.  They're perfect (especially at 50% off)!


Love all the glitter:


A vintage "love" note is a great filler and down below is one of a few ornaments Jax made (from Michael's):


Of course, I couldn't stop there ... so, I added inexpensive heart bowls (from Wal-Mart) filled with good ol' Brach's *rot-your-teeth-out* candy hearts:


Annnnd, up on our shelves (a la Becca), I left the red and white polka dot bowl from Christmas and then decided to mimick it by adding a canister full of Valentine gumballs (from Cracker Barrel), as well as miniature red and white Christmas balls to a clear wine glass:


Down below, I added a French lamp (that I had on our screened porch) to this little vignette:


And, since the lampshade says "patisseries," it was only fitting that I place a sweet *faux* treat under the cloche:


Over to the left ... I brought back a white tray and then added a red striped napkin and placed our scale on top of that ... shiny red apples took the place of our sweet treats from Christmas.


And, well, I was happy to bring back my "summer" cookbooks ... yes, folks, I'm ready for warm weather!


Self-adhesive hearts (with my chicken scratch) add a bit of color and whimsy to our glass canisters:


Too bad *these* treats AREN'T fake!  Ugh.


This candle was lonely until I paired it with leftover hearts ... what an inexpensive way to add a bit of fun ... I *know* you have a lonely candle somewhere, too, just waiting for a bit of company!


Of course, I couldn't forget the soffit:


I love our little tree all lit up ... hmmmm, a St. Patty's tree might just be next!  LOL


Have a fabulous weekend ... thanks so much for stopping by!

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62 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca I am so LOVIN those shelves and that tree looks so "SWEET";) That last shot is fabulous!! Have a great weekend, Martina

Brandi said...

Love your decorations, Becca! Everything looks so adorable! I purchased those same felt hearts from Target. I plan to use them for a Valentines craft too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your little touches, Becca! I don't really decorate for Valentine's Day either, but I could see doing those little heart shaped labels.

Lizykitty23 said...

Hi Becca I bought the same little hearts at target on sale and didn't know what to do with them, TILL NoW!!!, lol, thanks for the inspiratation. Your kitchen is sooo beautiful I wish I lived there! Have a great weekend! Lizy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun is this. I don't decorate for Valentine's either. This is sooooooooo cute. Your photos are unreal also. Great shots. Hugs, Marty

Cheryl said...

Hi Becca,
I love all of the ideas you shared for Valentine's Day...so clever! I especially like the candle surrounded by "Conversation Hearts" and think I have just the place for something like that. I like the fact that you reused things you had on hand for so much of your decorating. Great post!
Cheryl

Andrea said...

Everything looks so sweet! while I'm not decorating for Valentine's, I am starting my spring decor, complete with cherry blossoms and daffodils =)

Tracy said...

Super cute! Thabks for sharing!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, this is just the cutest thing ever! I love that you took that little tree right on into Valentine's Day! How fun! It sure keeps the festive spirit going! Love the shelves, the jars and the candle! I love it ALL!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh yes you are ready. I love it all. Your tree is fabulous and I would love to see it all dressed for St. Patty's too. How festive.

Sherry said...

Wow, you have been busy! I do have a lonely white candle waiting for those candy hearts! Thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration!
And I love the little decorative labels on the glass containers!
Awesome!!!

Sweet Tea said...

So pretty, festive, and sweet!
What's not to love about red, white, and sparkles?!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How cute! You are light years ahead of me...Christmas just came down! lol I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

ReFresh ReStyle said...

You are so sweet, will you be my Valentine! Love it girl! Send Chocolate!
Debbie

KATHY said...

Everything looks adorable! I love it all!

Kathy

sabrymagic said...

Ciao Becca è tutto bellissimo e di grande stile!!
Baci
Sabry!!

Kelly said...

Love it!!! I got me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing:)

sissie said...

Love your sweet Valentines Tree. It's so happy looking. Love all the candy treats on display too.

hugs
Sissie

pink*cherub*moon said...

What great inspiration! I bought some of those cute out hearts at Target the other day, just in case I figured out a craft project for them! I also have 2 strings of pink heart-shaped lights I picked up in the dollar bin at Target last year and a small tree that just may need a Valentine's re-do! My grandbabies will love it and the house won't look so nakey after all the glitz of Christmas is gone. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

GrannyA said...

This is amazing!!! Beautiful - am starting to blend in a bit of Valentines but will mainly
have snowflakes and snowmen for January and will change over to Valentines the end of the month for February. (I worked in Christian schools and that is what I did there for bulletin boards etc.)

Demi@BloomEveryRoom said...

Gorgeous decor. I may have to imitate your mantel idea...love it, love it, love it

Cricket said...

Becca you know I am your biggest fan!! How cute is your kitchen all decorated for Valentine's Day!! I just may do a little something myself even though I NEVER decorate for that Holiday!!

Hugs,
Cricket

Marianne said...

Becca, that tree is just adorable. Such a great idea to turn it into Valentine's. I never decorate for Valentine's day but I might just start.
Marianne :)

Jemsmom said...

I love it!!!! I already have my Valentine mantle up! It comes and goes so fast so I am enjoying it while I can. Becca, it all looks wonderful! You are super awesome!

Note to self... need to make run to Target!

I haven't taken Jemma's garland down on her canopy yet so I may just have to hang some hearts on it! You truly do inspire me! I don't do much but I am inspired!!! Ha! How about this weather? I sat in tank top in the back today! Oh yeah!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so fun, Becca!! I love the tree and all of your containers of candy! That candle set in the candy is such a fantastic idea...I have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

XO,
Jane

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, this is the cutest tree! I love it! I think this needs to move to my house! LOL! You're making me want to decorate for Valentine's Day! Adorable!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the tree transformation! Of course, the conversation hearts wouldn't last a day in my house (not my girls, me - I would gobble those babies up)! Also loving the cute heart labels on your glass jars
Kelly

Gina said...

Your tree looks so sweet & it was a super idea to transform it from Christmas to Valentine's Day.

Traci said...

Cute! You should decorate for Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday is 2/21!

Suzy said...

So cheery, Becca! What a wonderful way to add the love.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So much fun Becca!! What cute Valentines touches!! :)

Pamela said...

Becca can you please come and help me!?Ha! I did manage to take down all Christmas outside this weekend. My goal is to have inside fully done by the weeks end. I have been playing with paint instead! Thanx again for teaming up with me for the giveaway! I know Martina will be super excited!

CAS said...

All your Valentine's decor is adorable. I just might have to do the candle surrounded with hearts-thing; it is so cute & easy. Other than that, after packing all the Christmas stuff away, I've imposed a moratorium on purchasing any seasonal items. Yeah, well we shall see how that goes!
CAS

Kelly said...

That tree looks so cute all decked out for Valentines Day! You've definitely added a lot of cute decorations for that holiday. I love all of the red and white combinations you did.

NanaDiana said...

Becca-What a darling post- You are way ahead of me! I love all your sweet decorations for Valentines' Day! xo Diana

Babs said...

What fun and so cheerful now that all the Christmas decorations are down. It won't be long till Valentine's Day. :)
Babs

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

A D O R A B L E! I decorate for Valentines day and I started some today. My friends think I am crazy, but you guys here are my friends too and you DON't think I am LOL!

cyndismith1 said...

How adorable is your Valentine tree! I always get such great ideas from you! I've just started my own blog. Hope I can inspire others as well!

Shelia said...

Hi pretty Becca! I love your Valentine tree and your sweet little decorations on it. Your shelves are wonderful and love your red and white you've got going on. Now those candy hearts, they've been around forever! :) Love em!
Thanks for popping in to see me and I would help you eat some of those tasty looking little treats in those cute jars!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Sue said...

Look at you, all gussied up for Valentine's Day! I do like all your cutie ideas. May borrow the candy hearts as a candle filler idea. ♥

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Becca, The Valentine decorations are so cute! Love the tree on the island and the hearts around the candle...too cute!! You didn't waste any time...I just got my Christmas out of the house and all of my tables are bare. The kitchen is still empty! lol...looks like noone lives here. I did buy some supplies for a Valentine mesh wreath I'm going to make soon. I'm starting to gear up for spring too...I'm going to market in a few weeks. I am in desparate need of supplies!

I'm glad you like the piano there. I need the space in my craft room and that was the only possible solution. I do like the change and hope the iron chest looks ok once it's decorated.

I looked at your last post a while back, but I don't know if I left a comment. You really did alot of painting last year! Everything looks awesome!! Paint really does transform a piece. Have a great day! Kristen

Olive Cooper said...

The candy around the candle is darling. The large Target hearts are great for Valentines.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Love it, Becca! The felt hearts are adorable on your Valentine tree!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Well, that is just the cutest Valentines Tree ever! Love all your other decorations, too!

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks adorable! And of course, I LOVE all the red, the glitter, etc. You must have the energy of that little pink rabbit that just keeps going & going. :-) You really did a great job with all this...which is totally Becca!

xo
Pat

Buttercup Bliss said...

So, so cute!!! You have made me want to decorate for Valentine's Day! I see a trip to Target and Hobby Lobby in my future! Love it!

Designs By Pinky said...

This is terrific! I have never decorated for Valentine's, never really thought about it, but NOW I want to! Maybe next year. LOOOOOVE that tree done for Valentine's!!! And the shelves and soffit look terrific. YES! Do a St. Patty's tree too!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Shug said...

Hi Becca...My first time to visit here and your place is simply adorable...Enjoyed!
shug

Marie Soderberg said...

Same here..I was NOT ready to take away all the christmas decorations...but as you I will change is for Valentine Love is in the air..allt eh best

Jessica Bruno said...

Love the shelves! Good idea with the tree also :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, Everything looks beautiful and I love your valentine tree and the cute scale.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kim said...

Looks beautiful B. I love the idea of keeping a tree up all year round and decorating it for the seasons.
Enjoy your evening!
xoxo,
Kim

Barbara said...

Hi Becca...thank you for stopping by 21 Rosemary Lane and leaving your lovely comment. BTW I love your profile pic! Following you now and looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Becca, this is absolutely darling, and only you would think of something so clever and cute! You have to be one of the most talented ladies in blogland!
Awwww, if I could just get my hands on some of that candy :)

Eilis said...

I love your Valentines idea. I went to Target and bought the sets of hearts for ten cents each at 90% off! Your home is just beautiful. I would appreciate your opinion on a decorating decision I am trying to make http://my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com/2012/01/please-help-me-to-decide.html
Eilis

Tilara said...

So cute Becca! Everything just looks adorable! Have a great weekend!
Tilara

Tardevil said...

Too cute! I did a Valentine tree one year, but it was full-size. I think I like the one you did better. Never thought about those Target ornaments for V-day.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Colorful and uplifting to look at. Love your decorating sense. Very niece. Pat

Pat's Pink Apron said...

That was very nice! LOL. Pat

Christy said...

I saw those hearts at Target and thought the same thing - perfect for Valentines! I love all the little touches - especially the conversation hearts - yum!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

You KILL me with your decorating. I wish I had the time ! Maybe if I wasn't blogging :) I have been searching everywhere for the target felt hearts from christmas....wish I'd bought more! If you have extras and would like to sell, please email maggie_3@comcast.net. Thanks!

arrielle_p said...

Perfect design of this kitchen for this coming Valentine's Day! I really love what I see. Thanks for the post.
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