I don't go "all out" for Valentine's Day. I don't think many of us do unless we have kiddos that have fun with it, and expect to see decorations for every holiday that comes along. I enjoy bringing some reds and pinks and vintage items into the decor, especially here in the Kitchen Sitting Area. That's the place where I can indulge my holiday decorating gene to the fullest.
Wow, I can't believe so much has changed in our lives in the last 6 years!
The Bosporus Toile pillows are a favorite of mine
and because of all the colors
I can use them with lots of quilts and seasonal looks.
I've had some evergreen faux greenery still out from Christmas for "winter",
but winter seems to be fading fast since we're sitting in the mid-70's at the moment.
So the greenery is being put back into the Christmas boxes till next year.
You can find some wonderful Holiday and seasonal decor pillows
(like the one above)
at my friend Heather's Etsy Shop, Elliott-Heath Designs, Here.
Having the neutral background makes it easy to change up the quilts, pillows, and color scheme for any holiday or season. Going thru some stacks of small prints I found this little vintage needle work cottage scene from the 30's. It's a little warped and uneven, but still so charming. It reminds me of Mary Englebreit art from the late 90's.
I've thought about replacing the baker's rack with some kind of shelving that's more "farmhouse-y", but so far I haven't gotten there. I would need to find a new petite upholstered loveseat, and this is such a small space. And my little wicker pieces would need to be stored. I'm seriously thinking about it. It would be much more comfortable and usable. We'll see.
What can I say...
I just love a "Cottage" look.
Here's another of my old Valentines on the flower frog. It must have been a "school party" valentine, since it says To: Clarence Buchholz From: Howard Bottermann. The handwriting looks like mom or grandma may have written it out. so cute, I'm sure both of them turned several shades of red.
This is a view you don't often see,
me standing in the kitchen prep area shooting toward the Sitting Area.
I'm debating whether to try to make some homemade sugar cookies for Valentines Day, or just running out to buy a few. The last thing I need is sugar cookies, that somehow become addictive. I'm full of indecision! Have a great weekend,
Enjoy the little things in life!
p.s. thankyou for all the sweet wellwishes for my little fur girl,
and for information on insulin sources. She's perking up little by little!
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