I’ve decorated the kitchen and dining room with red heart ornaments, mini-wreaths and embellishments for Valentines Day.
After creating a DIY Let Me Call You Sweetheart Wreath recently, there were a few red heart ornaments leftover just begging to be used. So I got myself to Michael’s and picked up two more packages of eight.
First, I incorporated the red hearts into a formal dining room tablescape with decorated chandelier. That’s when I ‘rediscovered’ red heart-shaped wreaths, previously used as used napkin rings. Do you ever forget you have stuff? Or, then where you stashed it?
For giggles, I hung a couple of the red heart mini-wreaths from the chandelier and really liked the look. Back to Michael’s I went to grab as many as I could, while they still had them in stores.
All this led to a cascade of ideas using red hearts to decorate a trio of corner cabinets in the kitchen and create two more informal table settings. It’s ‘bleeding’ red hearts around here! (more…)
Sweet Way to Spend an Afternoon
A couple of years ago, three of my friends joined me for a Valentines Day tea with champagne cocktails and desserts. Valentine’s Day is about love and romance, but it’s also about celebrating friendships.
I met all three of these lovely ladies at the gym a number of years ago. We regularly go for coffee and smoothies after class and plan outings throughout the year together.
Just yesterday, we went to see Phantom Thread, a movie we were confident none of our husbands would enjoy. We were right! What a long, odd movie. All those Oscar nominations and positive reviews had us intrigued, but it was quite a disappointment. Although the movie did make for animated post-coffee discussion, I recommend viewing it at home to see all the marvelous fashions. Sorry to say, I’d only give it a two out of five Debbee rating.
Have any of you see Phantom Thread? What are your thoughts, reactions to the movie?
Anyway, a couple of years ago, I wanted to thank my gym buddies for supporting me through a particularly rough patch. So, I invited them for a Valentines Day tea party. (more…)
Create a Valentine’s Day Wreath to Decorate Home
After putting away the rest of my winter decorations and tableware, I couldn’t wait to get started on creating this Let Me Call You Sweetheart wreath for Valentine’s Day.
Gosh, I hate packing up holiday decorations and dishes! Tableware in particular, because I am constantly reshuffling things around in order to deal with a shortage of storage space. It’s my darn fault, because I just can’t part with any of my stuff.
I really don’t have much in the way of Valentine’s Day décor and specially dishes. In fact, it’s the holiday I have the least in terms of decorations. Maybe because it’s a more girly holiday and I raised two boys? And, there’s the calendar problem.
By that I mean, Valentine’s Day falls just after the big trifecta of holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not enough time after Christmas and winter seasonal decorations go down and before you know it, it’s time for hearts, flowers and chocolate. Ok, there’s always time for chocolate!
So, I decided I needed to make a Valentine’s Day wreath, and I had just the thing to help indulge my crafting itch. (more…)