February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I normally don’t get into Valentine’s Day very much. But I recently painted a old brass lamp a wonderful shade of cherry red and my new front entry table was calling for a Valentine’s day makeover. Plus my friends Marc and Susan were bringing their family up to Louisville for a visit, and I have always loved crafting with their daughters Olivia and Adelle. A heart-shaped craft project with the girls seemed to fit the bill on a snowy Sunday afternoon. So I guess you could say that this year I did get into Valentine’s Day a bit.

First up, we’ll start with the entry table display. (Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures. I shan't use this camera again.)

For winter I had some berries, some pine cones in a vase, and a cute little hand-blown piece of glass I made in college.


One of my favorite elements of any table setting are glass vases. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and it’s so easy to change out the filler depending on your mood or the season.

For instance, pine cones in January…


… are replaced with heart ornaments in February. A big change in your look that only takes about 10 seconds!


With the addition of the new (old) lamp, a silver tray Roommate gave me out of her booth at the Peddler’s Mall, and a picture in a red frame of my dear friend Emily and me in London, suddenly you have a festive Valentine’s Day table. Total cost: $2.95 for the heart ornaments at Hobby Lobby.


And what is Valentine’s Day without love and lots of pink construction paper?


The Reyes Family came up for visit a couple of Sundays ago. After a delicious Cuban lunch at Havana Rumba, we came back to my house for some crafting. I must admit that craft time was my idea. I had seen these cute lolly-pop flowers on Martha Stewart’s website and had been itching to make them. Olivia and Adelle were the perfect “excuse” to take on the project.

We spent the afternoon drawing and cutting hearts...



...and even pulled out the paint


... and glitter and glue gun.


Felix was overwhelmed by all the pink but handled the situation well.


In all the excitement I forgot to take pictures of our finished product, but will update this post soon when the images. Thanks for coming to visit, Reyes gang! You are welcome back any time.

And Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. it was a great time! you have a lovely home...