Let me first explain that since my husband is from New Orleans, we decorate for Mardi Gras starting Twelfth Night, on January 6th. Decorating for Mardi Gras alleviates the disappointment of taking down all of our Christmas decorations and Christmas tree. Our kitchen and dining room are decorated for Mardi Gras, so that basically leaves only my coffee table for Valentine's Day. Our house is small, and we do not have a lot of surface areas for pretty vignettes that I see on other websites and blogs.
So, here it is...our coffee table decked-out for the holiday of *love*....
I started with a plastic red toile print tray and placed most of the items on it. I used pink, blue, and gray for the vignette. First, I placed a crystal vase with pink hydrangeas on the tray and a gray bird candle holder.
I also placed tiny bisque hearts in a bowl on the coffee table. They have holes in them, and I need to use them for a project. Any suggestions?
I placed two other small MacKenzie-Childs votives that match my color scheme on the tray, too.
Then I added a vintage-looking Valentine on handmade paper and a bisque heart.
Look at what is written on the bottom of the heart...so sweet! And of course there is no greater love than God's love, hence the pink cross.
Everyone needs kisses and Valentine M & M's!
Y'all know that I *love* to read, so I have placed three of my favorite Love Stories tied with a Shabby Chic fabric ribbon with pink and blue flowers.
I love these books: Juliet, The Tenth Gift, and Shannon. Do yourself a favor and read them during the Month of Love!
But look what I am reading now. I have waited a long time for this book, and I think it is gorgeous!
I might post some pictures of our Mardi Gras decorations in the dining room later. I am working on a project in there, and it is a mess! You can see some of our kitchen decorations here.
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Until next time...