Friday, February 08, 2008

"Show and Tell Friday!"

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Hello everyone! Since Valentine's Day is next week, I thought I would share some decorations around my house.
I got the idea for this valentine centerpiece from my friend Susan, at A Place Called Home. She challenged us to use things we already had around the house in a recent scavenger hunt post.

I sprinkled pink rose petals on a white table runner and added a few pink candles.

In between the candles, I layered a cake plate, doily, teacup saucer, and another candle on top.

Earlier this afternoon, I swapped out the candle for a teacup and filled it with candy hearts.

The girls and Benjamin like this display the best. I wonder why. ;0)

In the kitchen I hung a heart garland in the window.

I used vellum paper, so the sun could shine through.

Moving on to the entryway, I added a valentine banner to my moss wreath.

"All for Love"

Did someone ask what time it is?

It's time to...Love!

Dawn from The Feathered Nest recently shared a sweet clock trinket that she made, and I borrowed her idea to make these cards.

I added a paper stand to the backs and these will be the place cards for our Valentine's Day dinner. Thank you for the idea, Dawn!

And lastly, I turned my vintage keys into napkin rings!

The tag says, "The key to my heart."

Thank you for looking at my valentine decorations!

Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures

What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
-Old photos of just people instead of things.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No Place Like Home. Go HERE for the "Show and Tell" picture code to copy and paste into your post.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. (This will make the list easier to read.) I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

If your name has been removed from Mr. Linky, please read over the guidelines before re-posting.


Cheryl said...

Where do you find the time to do all that? Beautiful!

Anita said...

Wow, you always amaze me, Kelli! I adore all those things, those pink rose petals, the heart garland, that paper card for your Valentine's dinner and last but not least the very clever idea of using keys as napkin rings!

So I can see you are really ready for February 14! I wish I were, too!

Have a great Friday!

XoX, Anita

Abounding Treasures said...


Your Valentine's decorations are delightful :-) I wish I was half as creative!

Mrs M

Rose of Sharon said...

Wow......what pretty decorations! I love everything. I never thought to use rose petals on the table as a decoration, they look so pretty. I think my favorite thing is the antique keys as napkins holders.....they look so cute! It feels very festive!

Fondly, Sharon

ellen b. said...

Oh these are all such great ideas. I especially love using the tea cup and then the antique keys used for napkin rings. LOVE IT!

TJ said...

Looks like you are all ready for Valentines. The fish tank is all that is decorated at our home. We still have snowflakes up from Christmas. Oh and I'd love the candy too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Betty said...

A very romantic Show and Tell....Betty

Rebecca said...

Beautiful decorations!! How special!

Carrie said...

Your lovely decor ideas makes me want to add similar decorative details in honor of Valentine's Day.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your Valentine decorations! You are very creative and come up with some unique ideas!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

It is all simply beautiful. You have such a way with decorating.>>Smiles

Julieann said...

YAY!!! It is Show and Tell again:) Kelli--all your decor is just lovely--as always. I made a banner for Valentine's that I am going to show you--it is long...LOL:)

Have a great weekend my friend!


Muum said...

I enjoyed seeing your Valentine decorations. My fave is the antique key/napkin holder, way cute!

Anonymous said...

Those are all so pretty and creative! I'd love to hear how you made the heart garland.

Linda said...

Loved all the pretties. My favorite is the heart garland made from vellum....I'd love to make one. Linda

Lana G! said...

The antique keys are wonderful napkin rings! Love all your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kelli! It's all so lovely. My favorite, I think, are the vintage key napkin rings!

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! I wish I was creative as you... Hope you'll visit mine too... Have a great weekend!

mrsjojo said...

Very creative. Happy Valentines Day to you and your family.

Jessica said...


Details, details! You really bring the spotlihgt on the details which enhances each holiday or event. Thanks for passing on so many of your great ideas.

Pear tree cottage! said...

Kelli your show & tell tody is beautiful - Valentine's dinner at your house I am sure is so loving and a beautiful sight!

thank you for showing us all your lovely ideas. Valentines is not a big thing down here but O! I wish it was I truly do.


Gattina said...

Your decoration looks very nice ! In Belgium it is not the use to decorate a house for ST. Valentines. We usually go out and get each other a little gift.

Jennwith4 said...

You always have such beautiful stuff up around your house!
I would like to join in on Show and Tell but most of my special things are still packed. (I'm a slow unpacker) But I love looking at what everyone has to share!

Susan said...

Really liked the old keys as napkin rings. All nice, Kelli.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Kelli! You have motivated me to try and finish up my Valentine decorating. Everything looks beautiful! I love the keys for napkin rings. They're just too cute.

Connie Marie said...

Hi, this is my first time participating in the Show and Tell Friday!

I've never seen as many Valentine's decorations as you have. I am doing good to put out a bowl of Valentine candy!

I love the candlelight...

Hootin Anni said...

Beau-u-u-tiful!!!! I like the clock...time for love.

I made a valentine wreath just this past week, out of grapevine, and I'm showing this today. :o)

Anonymous said...

this first time joining! ;) show me some love!!! :D

Anonymous said...

ps. too excited that i forgot to mention that ur decor for valentine's day is absolutely gorgeous! :) i couldnt have thought up such ideas at all.

Barbara said...

Hi, I have found the spring around me...Regards barbara

Constance said...

WOW! That was really festive! I'm lucky if I remember to put out the 5/$1 plastic Valentine cups from Hobby Lobby! Which reminds me...

I participated ast week for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Jodi said...

Sweet! :o)

Nora Lee said...

You always have the most beautiful touches! I love the key napkin rings. Thansks!

Coach Paulette said...

Okay, Kelli - I think you need to give Martha a run for her money and start publishing a BOOK! So many creative ideas on your blog - how do you find the time? I love them always!

Lovely decorations. You have inspired me to do something with my girls this weekend!

Rachel said...

very beautiful!

Michelle said...

Kelli, Your Valentine decor is just beautiful - I love everything! Thanks for sharing your pictures :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Bovey Belle said...

What beautiful things. I am inspired to "go pink" and make some Valentine's goodies too. I would love to know where you got my front door key from!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! And so inviting as always.

Tracy said...

You always do such a fabulous job of making your home look special. I love the keys on the napkins!

Tamara said...

Everything is so pretty, but I LOVE the moss wreath. I'm going to have to try that!

I have a show & tell ready at home, but forgot to take pics. I will try to post it tonight.

CONNIE W said...

Very pretty!

Kathi said...

Oh what lovely ideas. Thanks for showing your decorations. I would love to make the heart swag in your kitchen. I may be able to for next year. The keys are so special. I love your wreath too. Very nice. Hugs, Kathi

nancy said...

I don't know where to begin! Every single thing you've done for Valentine's Day is unique and clever and pretty. I have to say, though, that my favorite is the little heart banner with the plants in your kitchen window. Your plants are doing really well, aren't they. They look lush!

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow, everything looks so beautiful. You just amaze me Kelli.

Joyfull said...

I love the decorations! So pretty and feminine!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, your home is lovely and I always love looking at your decorating ideas! Would you like to come to my home and work your magic?

Grace & Peace

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...


Your creativity and elegance always inspires me! I *love* the key napkin rings!!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh Kelli, you set such a beautiful table. I absolutely love the place cards idea and the key napkin rings. I have to send my friends over again and see what you've down. BTW thanks for the freebies on Tues. And guess what. I finally did a show and tell. Come over and check it out. Yea me! I do love your show and tell. Blessings. Gotta go read about the bday party.

nannykim said...

I agree with Cheryl--where do you get the time!! YIKES. I haven't been able to quite get in a Valentine decoration mood!! Last year I went all out--this year--just not into it!! I have been into cleaning ;-) and cleaning my clutter and moving furniture, again!! Ah well, I am happy. Man, it looks like you need to divide and conquer on all of these show and tells---there are about 50!! Will take all week to visit them!!

LBP said...

As always, your decorations are beautiful! I really like your heart garland made with the vellum!

BTW, I made two Valentine fans last night from your instructions at Seasonal Delights!



Mrs.T said...

Everything is just lovely, Kelli! You never cease to amaze me!

God bless,

Robin said...

My goodness -what beauty! I especially love how you displayed the candy hearts in a teacup! So simple yet so pretty!

Lori Stilger said...

Beautiful, Kelli!!! I love Show & Tell; there are so many things out there that are awesome, cherished treasures.
Have a wonderful day!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Sharon said...

You are so creative! I love your Valentine touches!

Bella Rae said...

I came here to visit you blog when I saw your comment post on Anna's page, and I am so glad that I did! Your blog is beautiful, and I am really enjoying it. You've gained a new reader :)
I love your decorations, they are so delicate and feminine. Your table is lovely, what an honour it will be for everyone that surrounds it.

Baba said...

Hi Kelli, I love all of your special things for Valentine's ...Mine is posted for today.Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Ita5 very pretty wow impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hey Friend,

I am not sure if my show and tell is ok for this meme this week... but for me its a look back at my daughter its her birthday today and I made a online slidshow of her through the years... if its not Show and Tell worthy just let me know, I will find something that will be.

Anonymous said...

Ok I just realized that my show and tell would be labeled as a celebration?, I will try and post a different S&T once my digital cam charges up:( sorry for the link

Dawn said...

Very pretty, do seem to have the nicest holiday decorations!
You are creating memories for your family. It will be interesting to see what they will do when old enough to have their own homes.

Sondra said...

Every thing looks so pretty. I really love what you did with the keys!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! We also enjoyed making the Valentine banner--though we didn't have enough lace trim to go all the way around each letter. They still turned out very pretty.

LadySnow said...

I love the idea with the vintage keys! I have a ton of them (they belonged to hubby's grandpa who was a locksmith a LONG time ago). Now I have an idea on what to do with them. :D


You have lovely things!

Anonymous said...

I love the key-napkin ring idea. Very cute!! I made your chocolate-cappucino muffins the other day and they were great, but my chocolate chips seemed to sink to the bottom. Do you have any idea why?
I love your blog!!
Thanks, Elise
athomeelise (at) yahoo (dot) com

Betty said...

Kelli, your decorations for Valentine's Day are beautiful. I admire your imagination and creativity.

Mary said...


I love all your Valentine decorations, especially the clock and the keys. You have a talent and the pink is so pretty. Old sheet music certainly adds a beautiful touch.

Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Your things are so beautiful. I love the ideas. and your plants look nice and healthy too. :-)

My share is up at


Jen said...

You do alot more than me. When do you ind the time? Post that for us. I do love the decor though.
And Grace's birthday turned out great...I loved it.

Gena said...

I love your decorations! I will (hopefully) be posting some of mine tomorrow. They are not nearly as creative as yours, though.

Myrna said...

Lovely decorations. I especially like the key idea! Very clever!1

Kelly said...

You continue to be an inspiration!
It all looks so wonderful,you help me bring out ideas and creativity within myself. Thank you!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oooooh I love the vintage key napkin rings! Great idea...thanks for showing!

Anonymous said...

Love all you did. I bet you had fun with the cards. I had in mind to make some,but my time has been crazy.

Anonymous said...

Beauuutiful Kelli. I'm hoping to post about our Valentines Day makings soon.


Anna said...

Wow thos eare beautiful....Thanks for sharing....Mine is up too:
Scattered Thoughts Of Mine

J-ME said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelli. I really like the idea for using skeleton keys.

Lori said...

Loved all your show and tell items. Very nice.