Although I wanted to do a lot more crafting this year (crafts fall of the list first when you're sick), I let the siren song of Target call me to it's holiday aisle and for the first time decorated our house for Valentine's Day! I've always been a V-Day fan, it always meant flowers and candy from my parents and I LOVE candy, and now it's fun to include R in the festivities. The first time N bought he a valentine gift my heart completely melted. I also love the excuse to indulge in reds, pinks, and hearts galore! Here's what I've got up this year:
(Details on that garland in another post!)
I had originally bought this cute heart runner for the kitchen table, but I realized as soon as I got the placemats on that there just wasn't any room. I didn't know what to do with this until I realized it fit perfectly on our console table! I wanted to get fresh flowers in the milk glass urn but haven't been to the store in awhile.
I have every intention of making my own garland for the fireplace and then I saw this at Target and knew it was perfect. I think the font and colors are too cute, and I also love that it says something other than "Happy Valentines Day" so I could make another mini-garland to add to my new boxwood wreath (with supplies also found from Target.) I put up a bunch of new owls, but they're mostly living there until I can find a new place for them. Same with the votive holders.
I ordered this vase from Zulily a few months ago and in true Zulily fashion I just got it a few weeks ago. I think it works perfectly for Valentine's Day but it's definitely something that will stay up all year. Well, until Halloween. Because shit gets real during Halloween.
N thinks these plates are ridiclious, but they're sparkly and we're like $2 each so there really was no choice but for me to buy them. I would have rather gotten "classier" looking plates (i.e. not plastic) like the one the flowers are sitting on, but I couldn't find any. Aren't these placemats the cutest though? Target just blows it out of the ballpark.
These flowers were from my Halloween bug bouquet but I liked the arrangement so much (and lord they were expensive enough!) that I am going to keep them out all year sans bugs (until we get back to Halloween of course.) I love fresh flowers the most of course, but I'm definitely on a faux floral kick.
And of course I couldn't resist these sweet matching dish towels. I've already told you I have a Target problem, right? Well I have a Target Problem.
Hopefully next year I'll be able to do some more crafts and make things look even more festive, but I'm happy with the way things look for now!