Wednesday, February 07, 2007

~Valentine Decorations~

Hello everyone! Valentine's Day is coming up so I thought I would share a few decorations around my house, and also some Victorian Valentine sayings.

The roses of the valley may wither,
The flowers of the forest decay,
But our friendship shall last forever
Though all things fade away.

The February page on my calendar is a beautiful painting of pink roses.

Grace and I went to an estate sale a few weeks ago and found this hand crocheted tablecloth. It was priced at $75.00 but we went on Sunday afternoon right before closing at got it for *much* less!

Be my Valentine,
My heart is yours.

A close-up of the pattern.

I filled this small glass basket up with pink carnations. I bought them over a week ago and they still look fresh.

May the hand of time
Never blot out these words:
"Forget me not."

I found these pink clover napkins on clearance at Target. They will be perfect for Valentine's day and well as through the spring and summer.

I put one of the napkins on the coffee table and added three small candles, that I got at the dollar store.

Remember me,
As I will thee.

I got this next idea from my friend, Susan over at A Place Called Home.
She made a beautiful Valentine Banner and I thought I would steal borrow her idea! :0)

I used cardstock, gold doily hearts and stickers. I printed the letters for "Be Mine" on printer paper and cut them out.

Thanks for looking at my Valentine decorations!


Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Very beautiful, simple decorations. What calendar do you have? I love the picture in it.

Anonymous said...

They are great! I love that banner...very cute idea. Have a great day!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli...just beautiful!! I love the table cloth!! I've never been to an estate sale. My impulse spending would be in over-drive for sure!!

theups said...

Kelli, I love your decorations!! You decorate you tastefully. I think you should consider putting together a book or something. You are very creative!!

Mrs. U

Amber said...

I usually don't decorate much for Valentine's but love your simple ideas. I think I will be doing the banner also. Thanks!

Jodi said...

Kelli -

Your table cloth is gorgeous -- **what a find!** :o) And I love your Valentine decor. I'm struck by how different your banner looks from Susan's (both quite lovely!). It's fun how we can share ideas but add our own creativity to make it unique! :o)

smilnsigh said...

All are beautiful, but I so love that hand crocheted tablecloth.

I wish we had access to more estate sales around here. Methinks some people, in the business, simply go to places and buy up all which would have been sold in estate sales. And then they sell the things, in their own way. *pout* Thus cutting out fun for me. *repeat pout*

And all you ladies are so talented, with making things like your Valentine Banner. I love it that you do. Even tho I never try. :-)


Christine said...

You always display such lovely and elegant treasures. I love the tablecloth!

Susie said...

Your crocheted tablecloth is a real treasure! You've added so many beautiful and homey touches to brighten your home!
You certainly have a gift for home decor!

Paula said...

Great bargain on the table cloth. Beautiful, too. Enjoyed seeing your Valentine decorations and reading the poems you inserted.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Everything is so beautiful. I, too, love the tablecloth.

I found Target cloth napkins (Shabby Chic) at a Goodwill last year. For some reason, they didn't sell so I was able to get them at the half-price sale day for 50 cents each.

I bought a lot of them, sending half to my daughter. She ended up making pillows with some of them for herself and a friend! Of course, then she asked if I'd send some more of mine so she'd have napkins again.

I was so impressed by her creativity that I did just that. :)

LOVE your ideas and your pictures.

Sharon said...

Kelli, What beautiful decorations! Thank you for sharing with us.

Take a peek at my page. I have a post titled "This is for Kelli".

Anita said...

Oh Kelli, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog! Thanks for sharing your Valentine decorations! I especially LOVE your pretty banner! A banner is on top of my to-do list since long... I would love to create a crazy quilt banner with my nostalgic fabrics...

Now I have to go over to that other blog and st... no... borrow that idea as well!

Carole Burant said...

Hi Kelli:-) Leave it to you to have such wonderful Valentine decorations throughout your home!! Everything looks just beautiful! That banner is such a terrific idea and love that tablecloth you were able to get at the estate sale!! Hugs xox

Anonymous said...

Your Valentine decorations are lovely. The pink carnations in the bowl are espcially pretty. Hmmm.....I decorate my home for fall, Christmas, January it's snowmen, and then I go all out for the patriotic season (Memorial Day -Independence Day), how is that I've never really decorated for Valentine's Day???? Me thinks it's time to rememdy that!!

Julieann said...

Your banner looks great---I am going shopping this weekend so I may do it too:) All your pictures are so lovely. Your table coth is such a find--Lucky duck:)

Have a wonderful Thursday!!


Karen said...

Looks like you're ready for Valentine's Day! I love crocheted tablecloths. Very pretty decorations.

Deb said...

Gorgeous tablecloth! and your BE MINE banner is adorable.

Tammy said...

We have the same calendar! =)

The tablecloth is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card, it was such a wonderful surprise. I must have behaved today as Corin gave it to me :-D

someone else said...

I really love that crocheted table cloth. I have one that my grandma crocheted that is similar in vintage, but different pattern. That's a really lovely one!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli,
Everything looks charming! I really like your tablecloth...what a find!
Thanks for sharing!

Sue Seibert said...

Love the Valentines...especially quotes from the old cards!

What a great crochet table cloth!

Pamela said...

Your decorations look lovely. You did such a nice job. Everything is so dainty and romantic. Love the Victorian era, and the poem is so sweet. What a beautiful hand crocheted table cloth, your persistence paid off! Everything looks wonderful Kelli! :)

Lisa said...

It all looks so lovely! That table cloth is awesome! *Smile*

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Lena said...

Kelli, you have such a sweet and special way about going about things. All of your decorating is pretty. The banner turned out really nice. I love your tablecloth. What a wonderful find!

Mrs. Darling said...

I love your decorations! I havent even started on Valentines.

Marci said...

Everything is beautiful, Kelli. I love that tablecloth and it fits your table just right.

Mindy said...

Kelli, Such a lovely tablecloth and decorations. Its the special touches as you have shown that make a house a home!! Blessings to you..

Janice said...

The tablecloth is beautiful! It reminds me of one I inherited from my great grandmother. I will have to get it out and share a photo of it soon. Wouldn't you love to hear the story being the one you bought and know what busy hands made it?