Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Decorating in family/dining room




Happy Tuesday Sweet Friends,


So what cha been up??  

Making any Valentine's Day plans?
Sure hope so..........


Have to say we love Valentine's Day or really any 
excuse to celebrate, for that matter!!  lol

We usually get Italian take out, or I make Italian food,
 have a nice dinner by candlelight with some sparkling
cider, give each other Valentines and watch one of our
 favorite movies.......   "You've Got Mail". 
This has become our tradition because typically race
week or something at Daytona 500 is going on and
everything anywhere near there is mobbed, so we
 aren't into mob scenes, so we prefer staying home......
 Since it is on Saturday, we might just watch 2 movies,
 one on Friday and one on Saturday as I have seen a
 trailer for a movie called "christian mingle"
and it is a comedy and looks like it is gonna be
a riot,  so might try and see if we can find it to
rent on Amazon.....................

Hope you are looking forward to some Valentine's
 plans as well.............. even if it isn't with your 
sweetheart, a friend  or other family member
 would do nicely too...............cause after all,
we love them too!!  lol


Thought I would share some more of my Valentines
decorating with you since it is gonna be here soon.





Here's our coffee table.  Now have to say I always use
shades of red in Winter, so that makes it easy to 
decorate for Valentines day,  so used my red roses,
  and a lil heart shaped dish,  it did have candy in it
, but we emptied it just before I took the pictures. lol 
 Since I used some pink along with the red on the
 mantle decided to use my lovely Jesus and children
 figurine that was a gift from a friend/neighbor many
 years ago, and always love to use some royal blue
this time of year as well.





Here's a better look at the figurine.
Thought he was perfect for Valentines Day!


Cause as the song goes
"Jesus Loves the little children"

and of course, the big children too!!




Just added an older version of a life beautiful magazine
to pick up the red and rose theme.




Love how the collages look, but not all that
crazy about making them...... But pleased about it
afterwards........lol

The lil girl statue is in the dining room, and the vignette
is a small table beside the sofa, and the pillows are the
same on the sofa and big chair.  I put a Happy Valentines
banner on both red pillows.  Just stuck in on with double
stick tape.





This is my serving cart between the family and dining
room.  See there is a heart in there,  it is Alabaster
given to me by another friend along with the cardinal
birdhouse .




Added the key which I already had, and the pocket watch
 I found in some of my late mother-in-laws jewelry.
 Liked the touch of blue from the porcelain ball. 



Same pic but with a filmgrain affect,  thought it gave it
a old look.......................


From the other direction.



The whole vignette.  Found this storage
box some years back and liked it be-
cause it had 2 different shades of red,
which works well for my colors this
time of year.




The picture in the frame is an actual photograph
 of our mantle a few years back, that I put a
 posterized affect on and printed, then put in
 this frame. This was the best pic I could get
 cause of all the reflections,  if I get a chance I
 might try taking it with out the lights on and 
see how it comes out................can you see
why I liked the blue porcelain ball there....
actually I had it there first, and then the pic
just wound up making it look planned.




The large pic is of the breakfast bar,  and the candle
is from the dining room. the rest are located in the
family room ................and the candy was just a 
throw in from another Valentine's years back cause
I thought I only need 4 pics, so couldn't find a 5th
that looked right, so the candy fit the bill.....lol
well, sort of................lol


Well, hope you have a good
 rest of the week,

Sharing with:

Cindy over at Dwellings

Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life

Patti and Paula over at
Ivey and Elephants

Karin over at The Style Sisters


Thanks for stoppin' in......

See you in a few day for 
Thankful Thursday
 and
 will show you the rest of
 my Valentines decorating.









5 comments:

Sister Susie Says said...

Beautiful! All ready! Have a wonderful happy Valentine's Day!
Love you all, Susan

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Everything looks so pretty Nellie! Love your roses, the watch and key. Your blog looks great all decorated for Valentine's Day...super cute!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cathy Carroll said...

Love all your simple touches of red to create a very pretty Valentine decor. I see you live in Florida - I lived in Kissimmee for 18+ years - loved it there but now live in Myrtle Beach. Still the South just closer to the beach. Hope you have a happy Valentines Day. Cathy

Mimi Mama said...

Dearest Nellie, I adore your posts. They just sing with joy. Your Valentines touches around the house are so sweet and I love your Valentines blessing to us all. May I return in kind...Happy Valentines Day!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

The decorations are beautiful! I especially loved the serving cart! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week.
-Lorelai
Life With Lorelai