I was all in the mood to decorate for Valentine's Day this year. With all of these dreary winter days, some pretty, pink hearts can really cheer me up. I have also found that if I have a nice, flat surface and I decorate it, less junk will accumulate there. :) Unfortunately, the lighting is not so great there, so please forgive me as my pictures will be kinda icky, but it does make a dark spot seem brighter!
I got these awesome barn windows at a yard sale last summer (It was on my birthday, actually. Happy Birthday to me!) so I finally pulled one out of storage. I love having pictures of the kids around the house- cute ones, that will make me smile and remind me that they are still adorable even though my house looks like a tornado went through. I converted one of my favorite pics of each kid into black and white and printed them out.
I bought these mini clothespins at Michael's (with a coupon = $1.50) and used my red and white baker's twine to make a little "clothesline" across the windowpanes.
I made this cute chalkboard tray as part of my Christmas decor- I just never showed it off, so here is the before:
I bought it at the Dollar Tree and painted it with a fun aqua color on the sides and chalkboard paint in the middle. It is fun to doodle on, but I have to be careful not to chip the paint. That happens sometimes. Anyway, here is the Valentine's version:
I love the contrast of the aqua with the pink and red. I also used a blue Ball canning jar (trying to be all matchy here) and stuck my lighted branches in there. I want to add more branches- natural ones from outside- but it is either too cold or too wet to make it worth going out there for me. I wrapped a pink paper heart doily around it and tied with more baker's twine.
Finally, I hung some of my wooden hearts from the shelf above. They are available to purchase HERE.
I added a few more details after I took the pictures. One thing I added was some of my Willow Tree angels in that empty space in the bottom - their wings are missing thanks to the kids, but they look perfect there!
It is a nice, cheery little spot in the house now! Happy Valentine's Day!
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