Monday, February 09, 2009

Valentine's Day Decorations

Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes and to all who participated in Show and Tell Friday! This weekend, I spent a little time putting up Valentine decorations, but kept them very simple.
Tea cup shelf
I tucked in pink hydrangeas (from Michaels) on my teacup shelves. I will leave them up all the way through spring.

Flowers

Kitchen
I decorated my tea tray with a pink candle, ribbon and rose petals.

Tea tray

Tea tray

Tea cups

Flowers
And finally, tulips and candles for my kitchen table centerpiece. The tulips were a birthday gift from my friend. They probably won't last all the way until Saturday, so I will pick up some more at the grocery store.

Tulips

Candle

Tulips
Thank you for taking a look at my simple Valentine decorations. I'm sure we'll add some candy by the end of the week. :0)

67 comments:

Zebu said...

Hi Kelli,

For some reason my computer is having a very hard time uploading anything this evening, especially pictures. so, I was only able to look at your first one. It is simply lovely. Your decorating is beautiful, Kelli, and I always enjoy seeing the things that you have created or your things put together into creations of your own hands--just how the Lord would have us do it. So simple, so plain, so back-to-basic, so beautiful.

The Lord's Blessings to you today, Kelli for inspiring all of us. :)

marty39 said...

What pretty displays. I love the tea cart and the pretty teacups and candle, so gorgeous, and the shelves with the lovely teacups and flowers. So spring like and the tulips are just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Marty

. said...

I'm crazy about tea set and your are so beautiful.And the tulips are amazing.

Alfazema

Patricia said...

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Gracie said...

It's always amazing for me to see how much you people from the States loves to decorate your homes for festivities. Here in Italy we do it only at Christmas (and some really goes too far in that). I like the idea of "changing clothes" to a home according to the season very much, and thanks to your blog (and many others' I found through it) I'm learning how to do it! Thanks for always be one of the best inspirations.

The Bliss Journey said...

Kelli, very pretty. I have a huge collection of tea pots and tea cups. I finally got them out of storage yesterday and unpacked them.
Kathleen

Kathryn said...

Oh it is all very lovely, I may just have to pick up some of those hydrangeas (my spelling is horrible). Now I'm off to plan a tea with my daughter for tomorrow, your so inspiring!

Terri said...

Everything looks very pretty, Kelli.

Monique said...

That looks soeous Kelli, I love the colour of the hydraingea's. The candle looks great too. The painting you have hanging above the rack in the corner, I've got it too, I love it !!!

Janet said...

What a very good idea! Thank you for inspiring me again!

Kimberly C. said...

The tulips are beautiful. I saw some at Wal-Mart this weekend, might have to go back and get them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! Your pictures today are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love, Debbi

Angie said...

So pretty! I love the pink :)

Lady Laura said...

Things are looking very fresh, pink-ish, and spring-like at your place.
You have a true gift for decorating.

Storybook Woods said...

I always love your dinning room. Clarice

Barbara said...

Simple but beautiful, and the tulips are gorgeous!

Anne Marie said...

I can just smell that divine candle!
such a cute decorating idea with the flowers amongst your tea cups!
Nice to meet you!!

Kathy Butryn said...

So pretty! So simple! So inspiring!
Thank you for sharing the beauty your created!
Happy Valentine's Day,
kathy

Nancy M. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH A COMFORTING BLOG FULL OF GOOD HOME IDEAS!
I LOVE THE PINK TULIPS AND OTHER
PRETTIES FOR VALENTINES DAY.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Very pretty, Kelli...reminds me of spring...which is good because I'm tired of all of the snow we had here in PA.

Wishing you a very Happy Belated Birthday...the bottle and ring are so very pretty.

Love, Kim

Heather said...

everything is so pretty. looks great!

Brenda said...

Simple is beautiful!You did a great job.

Raggedy Girl said...

Kelli:
I love your tea tray, I love it so much that I want a tea tray. Now to figure out where to have one that Miss Cakes will keep her sticky icky fingers off it. Lovely post today, your tea cups look so nice.
Roberta Anne

Alice said...

they are very beautiful, thanks for sharing them with us :).

Mimi Sue said...

Your V day decorations are charming. Gorgeous tulips, one of my favorite flowers. Mimi

Susan B said...

Everything looks so pretty. Your tea tray, and all your teacups are beautiful. The tulips are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Lill said...

Hi Kelli
This was just amazing... beautiful diplays from you again. I am often reading your blog, and you inspire me:0)Have a nice Monday
Cheers Lill

Love Bears All Things said...

I like all the pink touches and they will carry through spring very well.
Mama Bear

dot said...

You call them simple...I call them gorgeous! I love the little shelf you have the tea cups on. I wish you could come help me decorate.

Emily said...

So beautiful Kelli! I love seeing your decorations! :)

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) So, pretty! I love the pink hydrangeas. Happy belated bday to you! Love, Q

Jen said...

Such simple and pretty decorations. I love the soft pinks...Happy belated Birthday friend.

My open roads said...

awww, sweet preparations for the valentine's day! :) I haven't gotten into it yet...

Tina Leigh said...

I love the tulips Kelli. I'm getting Spring Fever...I dont want to but it is happening! Love your PINKS!

Michelle said...

Hi Kelli
How beautifully decorated your home is,love the tea cups with the daffodils.

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

Beautiful as always, dear friend! I can't wait till I get to see those in person. Hopefully soon!

HUGS!

glorv1 said...

Very nice kelli. I always have a great time when I visit your blog because there is always something waiting for me to ooh and aah about. Thx.

Shawnee said...

Happy Valentines Day, Kelli. I love how you decorated your house. I am hoping to get my Valentines day tree done this week. :)
I hope you have a blessed week!

Brenda said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Tulips from Amsterdam, hehe ;)

A Dutch tip on keeping your tulips good for longer: throw in a nickel (in the vase, that is.)

the copper will keep them from growing too long and will keep them good longer..

Greetings from the netherlands!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Everything looks lovely, Kelli! So pretty! I enjoyed!
A Happy Belated Birthday to you!
May God Bless--
Claudia O.

TJ said...

The pink hydrangeas are just beautiful! Love your decorations. I feel bad, that my Valentine's decorations are in a closet still... oops!

Michelle said...

Oh such sweet decorations, Kelli. :) I love the hydrangeas. They're one of my favorite flowers! That Jardin candle is so sweet. :)

Ms. Tee said...

Your decorations are so pretty, Kelli. The hydrangeas look as real as the tulips - just beautiful!

joolzmac said...

Hi Kelli

Your house always looks like a shrine of tranquility. How I would love to sit and take tea with you - black with 2 sugars please....
I love your Valentine's decorations.

Cheers - Joolz

teachermomof2 said...

I love your decorations. So sweet! I love the tea set. It makes me want to set mine out.

Have a blessed day!

Gayle@Mountain Moma said...

If you put your tulips out on the porch in the cool night air they last longer. Tulips are grown here in the valley and the growers gave me this tip for helping them last.

Reva said...

Beautiful teacup settings and the flowers blend right in. You are a good interior decorator. Thanks for sharing.

Bovey Belle said...

How pretty. I will have to be content with just removing the dust from surfaces and having a new look that way!!! Mind you, one of the benefits of living in a dark old farmhouse is that the dust only shows when the sun shines . . . which it isn't much at the moment : )

LillyB said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Christy Lee said...

Hi Kelli,

Your Valentine's decorations are lovely. I love to decorate for the holidays but I like to keep it simple for most and go all out for Christmas! Thank you for sharing.

Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

Sharon said...

As usual, your decorations are so pretty! I love the pink hydrangeas on your shelves!

Come stop by my blog today, I mentioned you. You are such a sweet lady!

Hugs, Sharon

Leann said...

I just looked at your Etsy Shop - you have some wonderul items!

Julieann said...

Kelli---YES---I have to re-wash loads all the time...LOL.

Your valentine decor is lovely!

Julieann

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelli! You always inspire me!

A belated Happy Birthday to you!!!

Joy said...

Love your pretty teacup shelf and stand and all your valentine goodies.

Katherine said...

Hi Kelli,

These pics are so pretty. I love looking around your blog. We lived in Texas for years and homeschooled our girls. Our youngest graduated last year. Texas is a great state for homeschooling! I too missed my family though and we moved back to Missouri to be with them.

I like how you are doing the Friday show and tell on your blog and you have been an inspiration to me. And I want to give back to those who have helped me.
I am a "Giver" and love to bless others, so this week I'm hosting my first "Friday Giveaway." It's my way of saying thank you to all my blogging friends.
If you would like to enter go to

http://countryromantic.blogspot.com/2009/02/hearts-around-home-giveaway.html

(I don't like for anyone to lose, so everyone who enters will receive a free gift.)

Danielle said...

Hey, Kelli. Nice decorations. I just wanted to let you know that the breadstick recipe you posted on July 30th has really become a fave around here. Thanks for all your good ideas.

Linda said...

Your site is totally awesome!!! The colors, pictures, and layout are something that I will return to often. Your recipes - oh my, yummy, the coconut layer cake, I may have to try that one for sure. Best of Luck to you, and thanks for such a relaxing site to browse and enjoy!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kelli
Your Valentine decorations are beautiful. I love hydrangeas. My parents had a beautiful blue hydrangea at their old house. Passers by would ask to take cuttings from it.
Lindsay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Sweet! Very soft and pretty!

Katherine

Silver said...

i love all things beautiful.. like here..

blessings,

Silver

playsdolls said...

Very nice decorations,I love the hydranga.Your tea setting was so pretty with the ribbon and rose petals on the tray.Happy belated Birthday.

Elizabeth G. said...

Your decorations are beautiful!

Don't you have a magazine (e-zine) that you publish? How does one get it?

Elizabeth

Ali said...

Gorgeous!

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Gina said...

I love all your tea things, especially the tea tray. The tulips are beautiful.

dianne said...

hello,
you are truely inspiring,everything you've shown here is so uplifting. thankyou for sharing,
dianne from mo.