Valentine Decorating

Valentine hearts finally came out over the weekend. I haven’t done anything new quilt-wise for Valentine this year, unless you want to count the red and cream Scrap Dance Waltz.  But I did put up a couple of things from years past. The pink candles came out to replace the Winter White of January. I need to do a mini quilt for Valentine, but once again this year I didn’t get to it. So I have left the White on White Mini Quilt up. Click on the highlighted titles all through this post for free patterns and instructions. I added the white candle with the pink rhinestone hearts, and a bit of glitter heart garland to the reindeer’s beads.

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The Hearts Around Table Topper is on the wall this year instead of a table.  See this post Quilting Hearts Around to see how to deal with a stray dark thread under a light fabric.

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Over in the dining room, I put another Valentine Hearts Wall Hanging using it as a table topper.  Red candles replaced the white ones, and I added some glitter heart garland over the painted white pine cones.

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We don’t plan any dinner parties before Valentines, but I wanted to use the red napkin rings I just found at the thrift store. So I put red napkins in them, and set them around the table just for show. I’m sure there will be an opportunity to use them with all kinds of seasonal tablescapes later, so you’ll likely see them again.  It makes a nice view coming down the stairs in the mornings.

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This sweet little wall hanging is a table topper this year.  I don’t have a pattern for this one, it was a block of the month at quilt club some years ago.  It is sweet, with the heart shaped applique heart flowers, with buttons and stems, bordered in heart fabric.

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Make a wool applique Valentine Penny Rug.


Maybe you can have a Valentine Breakfast this coming weekend. Here’s my breakfast table from a couple of years back, with the pink Cherry Blossom depression glass plates.

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I served Popovers with Black Cherry Creme (recipe here)…

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Make some Valentine cards to send to your family and well loved friends.

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I have been reluctant to take down my Paris inspired tablescape (Romantic Dinner for Two) because it says romance to me more than the red hearts do right now. Just having it out, with the Eiffel Tower, brought back wonderful memories of our trip to Paris years ago, and we reminisced about it last weekend. We stayed in a quaint hotel on the sixth (top) floor with a gorgeous view of the city from the beautiful stonework rooftop balcony off our room. It was just off the Champs-Elysées, right around the corner from a charming café where I got to practice my French and order breakfast each day.  It was an enchanting time.

Romantic Dinner for Two ~ From My Carolina Home

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17 thoughts on “Valentine Decorating

  1. Rosemaryflower

    Oh you have some pretty things! It is so nice that you pull it all out and share it.
    I love glass plates too – and these, pink, ohhh nice.
    Hubbs and I are taking my daddy out to lunch at Zoe’s Kitchen
    I hope you are having a nice week

  2. Donna Hindle

    The pic that you say is from some time back leaves me with a question. Isn’t the table topper on there the one you just finished telling how you got the thread out from underneath? I thought that was a new creation.

  3. I love your decorating ideas. I’m thinking a switch from mostly white in January to reds in February must keep your eyes popping. We’re using a red tablecloth right now, which is pretty good for us!

  4. Melanie

    Wonderful Valentine’s Day tablescapes and decorating ideas to celebrate a lovely holiday. Your fantantic trip to Paris and reliving those precious memories are priceless! Memories are like gifts received over and over again for years to come. So special. :o)

  5. I just had the class make their valentine bags today…youi can imagine their excitement!! No big plans as we just returned from o ur anniversary trip….but then again, everyday is Valentines! (Oh my gosh…I’m corny!!) LOL! All your decorations are wonderful!! THANK YOU for sharing….LOVE THEM ALL.

  6. dezertsuz

    My plans for Valentines include heart-attacking friends with paper hearts and little bags of chocolate … including hearts! Your decorations are, as always, quite attractive and set up a mood in your home, I’m sure. Thank you for the links. Of course, my favorite is the one you have no link to a pattern. LOL

  7. A lovely selection of Valentine crafting. I’m travelling for work on Valentine’s this year so we will be having our Valentine dinner later that week.

  8. It’s so nice to meet you! I so enjoyed seeing all your pretty quilted pieces and your Valentine decor. You are so talented and I checked through several more of your posts to see all the beauty and some great recipes. Blessings to you!

  9. Just catching up on last weeks posts! I love your table scape and decorating ideas and appreciate how you bring things around for another look. I have had the best time clicking on your links looking at all these different projects! The cards are great, the heart table topper is pretty and now I need to figure out what to do at my house…..besides get the hubby to remove the last of his Christmas boxes from the middle of the table! 🙂

  10. What wonderful heart projects you showcased. The white mini in the opening is so artistic and elegant! No special plans although hubby really surprised me with a lovely little bouquet of flowers when he came in from work this morning.

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