Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Tabletops

A little over a year ago (could it have been that long already?) when we moved from our house into an RV small cottage, I got rid of almost all of my holiday decorations except Christmas.
Because of storage, I could only keep a few things for each holiday.
So when I developed this strange love for Valentine's Day this year, I found a few things to add to my small stash of Red and White.

This is the top of our electric fireplace. (Which we mainly bought to give me a display, really.)
Don't look too closely because you can see, I still haven't replaced the "lodgey, bear, pine tree" looking wall border. After playing with reds the last month or so,  I am now on the lookout for a border with red to spark up my brown and black space.
I found the gerber daisy in the milk bottle at Home Goods.
This cute little round box I found at the dollar store.
The candy jar is one of just a few I kept from my large collection.
This tray sits on our table and I just add a few things for the holiday.
I already had the red candles here for Christmas.
I added the bow to the pitcher and a small candy jar.
Can you believe I found this little heart ceramic dish at the dollar store?
This is the island/bar that separates the kitchen from the main room
I usually have so much here for decorations, that there isn't much room to cook, but hey, what's more important anyway.
I wanted some Valentine cookies for under the cake dome, but had to settle for Chocolate Chip.
I just couldn't get a shot with enough light, but you can see another candy jar off to the left.
The small dome has a cake with a sugared heart on top
Of course I have to have conversation hearts. They don't say the same things they did when I was a kid. Hmmmm!
Recently on a friends blog, I saw some of the cutest cupcake papers, so I went on a hunt.
I found several at Michaels including the rose one below.
The red and pink ones I found at the Dollar Store.

Well, that's the only three spaces in my RV small cottage that I have room to decorate and you can see, I squeeze in all I can for some color.

It's been a long time since I have participated in A Stroll Through Life's Tabletop Tuesday.
I really wanted to participate this week, because it is Marty's 100th one.
Click here to visit her blog and some of the other creative tabletop displays.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Suzanne said...

I'm with you, I love the red and white of Valentine's Day too! Your decorations are so festive. Thanks for sharing your special treasures and fun finds.

Creations By Cindy said...

So cute! Loving the red and white! And I love me some dollar stores!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great Valentines display. Love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

Very cute vignettes. I am so into the Valentine's Spirit lately, too, so I can relate to the drive to put red and white all over. LOL.

Thanks for sharing your cute ideas. I just did some Valentine's stuff on my blog, too. I am visiting from TTT.

Eldarose from

Renee said...

So cute. I have to add the dollar store to my list of things to do on Friday.

Anonymous said...

Red is a great color choice for your border. It could be used to decorate at Christmastime, Valentine's day and Fourth of July. I think you told me once that the red, white and blue decorating season is the longest. It seems like it would work out great for you. Love you!

Annelies said...

I just finished adding some Valentine love to our home....helps that the OTHER Grammie is watching Donovan for a few days so I can catch up with life (G)!!!! Everything looks so cute. And I LOVE finding cute bargains at the dollar store and Michaels. Just one more way we are kindred spirits!!! XXX