Happy February! The next few weeks are one of my favorites because of all the pinks, reds and romance we see before Valentine’s Day. It’s not quite spring but it is fun to decorate parts of the house with Valentine’s Day decor.
The front porch is a good place to start. I am doing something a little different this year~keeping up my holiday wreath and just adding simple touches for February. Since it still feels like winter here, the evergreen wreath feels appropriate to stay right where it is.
I remove the red plaid ribbon and faux berries and replace it with a sweet 1.5″ pink polka dot wired ribbon that I found on Amazon here. I thought about using the pink and white striped ribbon that I used in the dining room over the holidays, but I did not feel like digging it out.
Using a pipe cleaner, I pinch the center of the ribbon tightly and then secure it to the wreath. I actually like the simplicity of the bow but add the wooden heart/beads also. It is okay, not great, but conveys a Valentine message. Beaded wooden heart found here.
The two faux cedar trees on either side of the front door get bows too, but again, not sure I like it (too cutesy?) or not. Let me know what you think. By the way, I am still loving these 5 foot topiary cedar trees. No water required and they continue to look good. Link to cedar trees is here.
A quick trip to Whitfill Nursery and I locate various pink flowers. Who knew there are so many shades of pink? From a coral pink to a deep purply-pink, Whitfill has quite the selection now. Two shades of pink geraniums, Latinia Rose cyclamen, pink petunias, and Lamium purple dragon beef up the front entrance with color.
So with just a few minor changes, the front porch now has a bit of Valentine’s Day decor.
Haven’t done much on the inside of the house but slowly adding a few touches here and there. Of course, I do like to bring out seasonal art and here is one of my very early paintings to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
The kitchen pastry shelf always gets a bit of Valentine color with my Wedgwood Wild Strawberry pattern tea pot and cups.
It’s a gloomy day here as I write this so I am ready to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. Aren’t these heart shaped tea bags just adorable? I ordered them last year and trying to reach the resource to see if they are still available. Will let you know.
I hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! If you are in the winter storm areas, be warm and safe.
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