Valentine's Day Decorations 2012


Well, it is officially February 1st and I finally have my Valentine's Day decor up!  I don't know about you, but January seemed to fly by!

I have been quite behind this year than normal with getting my Valentine's decorations up but I have been knee deep in purging and simplifying my home.  As a result, my holiday decor reflects this.

I wanted to have fewer knick knacks and focus on a just a couple things that had bigger impact.  And I must say, I am quite pleased with the results!

A little heart wreath on our front door...which I made blog years ago...



I am really loving the hanging heart doilies I made last year.  I find that I love hanging things...like my paper snowflakes at Christmas

It is a bit Anthropologie I think...they always have beautiful and creative handmade pieces hanging in their display windows. 

I am learning that this adds a festive backdrop that does not take away from the existing decor but rather it compliments it instead.



The first banner I made years ago and says "Be Mine."  The bottom banner I made this year by  taping doilies, vintage cards, and tying little heart ornaments to a piece of lace ribbon.



Can I just mention that I am loving my new lens...



A few little DIY valentine chocolate boxes...








Hanging all the ornaments on the chandelier is my favorite...not sure what it is...I do not even hang ornaments on it at Christmas...but I find it pretty perfect...


And just a fun little past season Target wreath in the bathroom...


Happy February friends!  Any Valentiney plans over the next two weeks?

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12 comments:

  1. I love it all!! Man I so miss my V-day decor :(

    I thought it was so funny when you said blog years ago, that's cute.

    I love it all as usual :)
    Happy Valentine's Day Month!!
    xoxo

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  2. Oh my goodness your V Day Decor is gorgeous! I love your style you have such a great eye for the pretties. Love it all!

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  3. your decor is always so gorgeous!

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  4. Everything looks so pretty! I got my Valentine's box out for the first time in a few years and there really wasn't much in there! I need to make a few things to snazz it up ;)

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  5. wow!! tried to pick a fave decoration, but i love it all! :) so pretty!!

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  6. Ashley I love your decor... Love the ladder bookshelf....

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  7. I mean, seriously? Amazing! Love the wreath on your door the best maybe. Come check out my blog give-away? I kind of see you with the rooster towel. I rock the onions one;) XO

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  8. I so love your decor each season, is like waiting for my favorite magazine :)

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  9. Very nice! I am impressed by your labor of love! :D Wish we were that festive!

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  10. so lovely, i heart all of the ribbon and lace and pretty paper. i'm going to make a hanging heart garland too! thanks for the early valentine's vacation. and i'm loving your new lens too, wow!

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  11. Love your decorations Ashley! Especially the garlands on the china hutch. Jill x

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  12. this is beautiful! i would love to attend a party in a house that looks like this!

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