Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Decorating

I really don't do much for this holiday. I love the color red so it's fun to do a bit of decorating. I mainly decorated the area of the antique desk. As usual, I had fun with my little feather tree. That was a great investment! I use it all the time. I tried lots of different arrangements and different cross stitch projects. I'm happy with the end result even though I didn't use the last cross stitch that I finished- the SM 1841. The header picture is also for Valentines Day. We collect those hand blown jars. They are such fun to have in the kitchen. In fact. I planned the counter top around them. Unfortunately, we never see them out here. I usually put dry pasta in them. One year, I put Christmas candy and that was a disaster as I kept nibbling on my display!!!! I hope to get a few hours in on the Rebecca Robinson tonight. Maybe I'll have a up-date by the end of the week-end.

The overall display.

We bought the red garland at Christmas time. I didn't use it till now. I liked the silver at Christmas.

This is not the best photo but it fits the theme. This is "Emblem of Love," by With Thy Needle. I did it in 3 shades of Atlantic Blue Range by Needlepoint Inc. silk threads. I made this to commemorate our 30th anniversary. The initials of all the children and 2 grandchildren are stitched in the design.

This is a picture of my maternal Grandparents on their wedding day.

Love the heart frame!

Here are my paternal Grandparents.

If you have been following the blog, you know that I just finished a sampler to honor my husband's maternal Grandparents. We are still working on the arrangement on the wall.
Thanks for taking a look! Have a great week-end!


  1. awwwww...everything looks so nice! when my kids were small, i started to decorate for valentines day as soon as i took xmas down. i haven't done that in years now. i love the frame with the heart buttons!

  2. Oh, that "Emblem of Love" is just gorgeous, Barb! I'll have to remember the colors you used if I ever stitch it...