12 January 2014

Simple Decorating Ideas For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just fun, it is such an easy Holiday.  A little mix of

fun, whimsical, happy, silly and of course a time to celebrate those 

we love. 

We can decorate as little or as much with pinks, reds, 

golds or whites or whatever we like. 

I have made a few things to share with you over the next week or 

so.  They are just simple things but really and truly it feels good to 

have simple.  

With a few simple steps it is so easy to create a Valentine Vignette.

Last year we made this Vintage Valentine Grapevine Wreath, if you 

like grapevine you may want to take a little peek. Amanda took it 

home with her and incorporated it into her guest room decor.

You all know I love this little secretary, and I so enjoy dressing her 

up, but I must tell you after all the decorating for Christmas I am 

enjoying the beauty of simplicity.  In fact, some of my home seems a

little bare, but very refreshing and good.

Step 1-Make or purchase a colorful wreath.  I did make this one 

this weekend because I enjoy making wreaths and I also have a little 

wreath shop on etsy.  If you would like to make your own here is 

my Gold and Glam Wreath tutorial.  Add your wreath to a door, 

hutch, window or art niche they really do add color and festivity.

Step 2-Buy some wooden letters and paint them.  I painted mine 

red, any color would be great and since I have always enjoyed glitter 

I added some glitter after I painted mine.  I let them dry for a few 

hours, then hung with them with clothes pins to my white framed 

craft board.

Step 3-Toss in some Vintage Valentine postcards or greeting cards. 

tend to hold onto most anything sentimental, so I can always find 


Every time I look at this very Vintage card, I just have to chuckle.

So, however you add love to your home - enjoy! I hope you 

received a little Valentine love here today!

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  1. I have to admit to a heart-filled wreath on the front door, a heart-shaped cake for dessert and a heart-spangled table cloth on Valentine's Day. It is really an easy, no-guilt holiday.

  2. I love to decorate for Valentines. Once I get the Christmas things down, I am ready for another holiday.
    I like to decorate my tea room the most....pinks and Victorian goodies.
    I enjoyed seeing some of your decorations Jemma!

  3. I love your wreaths. Anything pink brings a smile to my face!

  4. I love the pretty wreath in the first photo, Jemma, so delicate and dainty, yet bold and beautiful! You're always a step ahead with the fun and festivities of the next celebration! I have a feeling that you live your life in this cheerful way, every day!

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a lovely week!


  5. Lovely decorating ideas. I really like your pink wreath!

  6. Very cute! I especially love the wreath. I don't do much for Valentine's Day but I do hang a Valentine mini garden flag in my courtyard and sometimes we make paper hearts for inside the house.

  7. The vintage card is darling Jemma;) I enjoy bringing in pops is pink for February. It's so dark and grey in Seattle.. I really need the flowers and valentines day is the perfect opportunity to have fun with happy colors and to get girlie. Happy Monday!

  8. That pink wreath is just so perfect for Valentine's day! Love it.

  9. So pretty Jemma, you're so talented and are great at making the holidays special with your artistic creations!

  10. Jemma, I just love the pink wreath on your china cabinet. It is so dainty and romantic. Had to pin it!

  11. Jemma,
    These wreaths are so festive! LOVE the colors on them. Do you know that Valentine's Day is my second favorite holiday? Red and Pink, Chocolate, Flowers..........what's not to love, right? The vintage card cracks me up. My sister first introduced me to vintage cards years ago, and ever since then, I was hooked.

    I look forward to seeing all your wonderful Valentine ideas, Jemma.


  12. Hi Jemma,
    I haven't started decorating for ❤️ Day, but you're giving me some inspiration. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  13. Thanks for giving me some inspiration for the upcoming holiday. I have made several things for my Etsy shop but haven't gotten any house decor up yet.


  14. Your secretary looks charming! I went and looked at Amanda's wreath too...so delicate and lovely! You do have quite the talent! :)

  15. What a beautiful Valentine's Day vignette! I'm not quite ready to decorate for Valentine's Day though. I probably won't do so until the beginning of February.

  16. Super cute! Really like your bright pink colors combined with the vintage post cards. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  17. I just love vintage post cards -- so sweet and smack of times gone by. :)

  18. Girl just like all the other holidays you have nailed Valentine's....very good ideas. Have you thought of writing a Holiday Decorating book? It would be a best seller....

  19. What great ideas! I'm with Nancy....you should write a holiday decorating book! Perfect!

    Happy day to you friend!

  20. I love vintage valentines and have a few in the works right now.

  21. I want to be your VALENTINE! Pick me. I love your decorations and wreathes! You are so talented. I am doing the opposite - I am trying to declutter! I have been on the kitchen for 3 weeks!!! I have so much JUNK! Did I really buy all this and why?

  22. your secretary
    is all dolled up
    for Valentine's Day
    and looking pretty!

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!

    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

  23. LOVE-LY Jemma! Everything looks just darling. I especially love the vintage Valentines! Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.

  24. so cute...I have to find my vintage valentines asap! thanks for joining in for the party!

  25. Sweet and pretty, Jemma! Love those vintage valentines! Thanks for sharing such pretty inspiration! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!)


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