Saturday, January 30, 2016

Valentine Kitchen Display


  1. With the LOVE month almost upon us, I thought I'd share this Valentine display I created in our kitchen last week.  I tried to incorporate shades of red, gray and white using items I had on hand. I also wanted it to have a wintry feel so added snowflakes along with the hearts.


Adding seasonal décor to a few areas of your home creates a fun and cheery vibe.

A couple of love birds set the scene for my display.

Red berries from my Christmas décor are given a Valentine twist by adding red hearts and placing them in a white pitcher.
The pitcher rests on a metal stand that usually holds a large glass drink dispenser.


Red snowflake mugs are set atop a cake stand.

White-handled spoons and napkins were placed inside the mugs.

Additional embellishments add a fun touch.

On the other side of the table, heart-shaped white plates and red-handled flatware fill a wire basket.

Gray placemats beside the basket give added height and colour to the display.

These galvanized metal pots were decorated with snowflakes and red napkins.

Valentine kisses await. I see one is starting to open...don't worry, I'll take care of that! ;-)

The full view

I added a few decorative items beneath the table as well.



Birch logs were set in this metal tub and decorated with faux red roses and hearts.


More faux red roses, a gray throw and red-bird pillow sit atop a basket.

A silver lantern's candle gives off a romantic glow.

Playing with dishes to set up this display was a very fun alternative to designing a full blown tablescape.

Hope you enjoyed seeing it.


 Maybe you've been inspired to create a Valentine display in your kitchen or some other area of your home.

Just shop your house for whatever might work, add some dishes and table linens and you'll have a Valentine vignette in no time. 

Thanks for visiting!
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The Scoop at Stone Gable
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
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Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Celebrate Your Story at Sweet Sensations
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
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Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Mantel 2016


My 2016 Winter Mantel doesn't
 beat around the bush,
it doesn't mince any words,
in fact, it's hard to miss
what it's all about.
In our home, we have an appreciation for SNOW and I've made it the theme for my winter mantel in a not so subtle way.




Yep, SNOW is front and center.

It all began with wooden letters that were painted white, a set of mini-skis and a few decorative snowflakes.


Some snow covered pine cones add a rustic touch.

Evergreens and snowflakes in a birch covered vase were placed on one side of the mantel.

A white moose stands in the spotlight thanks to the white mini-lights I have running along the back of the mantel.

A snow-like white feather boa and these faux snowballs create a wintry feel.


Although the items are meant to be cold in appearance, I like the contrast of the warmth from the candlelight...

...and from the fire below.

The cool with the warm tones help convey the feeling you get coming in from some outside fun in the snow to the cozy fireside.

Let's take a look at how I decorated the hearth area of the fireplace.

Snowflakes were hung from the curtain rod that is attached to the underside of the mantel.

A chair with a snuggly throw is ready to curl up in.

Wow! A bucket of snowballs amazingly doesn't melt when set next to the fire.

Some vintage ski poles are propped next to an urn filled with birch.


















Some night time views...

It's great that we can see the real snow outside the front windows as we enjoy the coziness of the faux look inside.

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winter's Wonders


Although I'm always a bit sad to see Christmas décor packed away for another year, I also look forward to decorating for winter.  It is easy to think of this season as long and dreary but if you look for the beauty in it, you are bound to embrace it a bit more.

Recent snowfalls in our area have made a winter wonderland to enjoy.

No, winter wonderlands aren't just for Christmas-time pleasure, they are meant to be fun for the whole season!
 

But if you'd rather stay inside and not venture outdoors to savour winter's wonders, perhaps you'd like to take a look back at some of the winter décor I've created in our home over the years.
 Grab a cup of something warm and cuddle up with an extra soft throw blanket while you peruse this random selection of my winter décor pics.

There will be no narration so you can just relax and reflect on the joys of winter. :)







































Hope you enjoyed that little
winter walk down memory lane. 
Right now, I'm still working on this year's winter décor and I hope you will check back soon to see it.
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Weekend Retreat at AKA Design
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home