Before we get into the Valentine’s Day decor – did you enter the giveaway yet? I posted it yesterday and you can enter here!
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Do you go over-the-top with hearts and cupids and pink and red? Opt for some understated Valentine’s Day decor that just hints at the season? Skip it completely and call it a ‘hallmark holiday’?
I don’t go all out, and if the few things I have that are Valentine’s day decor don’t make an appearance at all I don’t stress over it. I don’t have a lot of decor that is strictly Valentine’s Day decor. And what I do have is pretty understated. However it’s not hard to go over-the-top with it if you want to host a party some year for Valentine’s. A trip to the Dollar store will easily meet the needs for all things red, pink, and heart-shaped!
The first thing I did this year was to drop this adorable, hand-made, felt heart into this display with my vintage player piano rolls. My ‘baby’ made this for me last year. I can’t imagine Valentine’s decor without it – decor with meaning and memories is my favorite.
Last year I made these I made these salt dough hearts and painted them gold. These are easy to store without taking up much space and a fun touch to add for Valentines
My husband was less than thrilled when he picked one up this year and discovered it was a hard-baked salt dough heart instead of a gold-foil wrapped chocolate. ‘What’s the point of hearts that only look like they are candy?’ he said in disappointment 😀
These old red books are the perfect decor addition – they work any time of year, especially at Christmas or Valentines for a pop of that vintage red color.
The wood horse from Christmas stayed put when the other Christmas decor was packed away. I’m contemplating a little makeover for her come spring – but for now her red accents go nicely with the season.
My basket bag from Haiti filled with greens from Christmas stayed too – I added a few miniature, toy tea-bags to add a bit of Valentine’s Cheer.
More toy tea-bags, full size and a miniature, were added to the books and antler on the coffee table.
The biggest Valentine’s Day decor item this year is my new artwork – made the large painting as my project for the Monthly Project Challenge I’m doing this year. You can see how I did it here. I styled the whole shelf after doing the photo shoot of just my artwork. I love how the artwork works for Valentine’s Day but also would work year-round since the colors are not your traditional Valentine colors.
One of my pillows found a home on this old chair that I have yet to get the seat replaced. I like how the state of Ohio is ‘heart-shaped’ and I love the grain sack fabric so this one became mine. I make these for wholesale clients and sell them in my shop too. They can be personalized – heart on any location, and I can do any state! You can find them for sale in my shop!