Romance is in the air…or is that just the smell of Christopher Elbow chocolates? Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell them apart! Regardless, Valentine’s Day is approaching and as a lover of seasonal décor I am thrilled that the shop has pops of my favorite red and white goodies! They remind me of all the fun I had during our classroom Valentines Day parties as a kid! Like decorating valentine boxes and handing out cute cards to my fellow classmates (or maybe it was all the sweets I got to take home after)! It can be easy to veer into “cheesy” décor territory with something as whimsical and light hearted as Valentine’s Day, but with the proper approach I find it to be a fun and festive time of year that is perfect to cheer up your home after the bulk of winter holiday decorations have been put away.
If I could only choose one thing to have out during this holiday it would be a vase full of tulips! I adore having stems out around the house to add a pop of color and freshness – especially when the weather is as dreary as it has been! The vibrant reds and soft blush hues instantly warm up any space and put a smile on everyone’s face! They are the perfect thing to replace any remaining greenery and pinecones left over from 2019 that are lingering on mantels and tabletops. I thought they looked especially sweet in our checkered red and white container. This tin caught my eye during Christmas, and I think I will transition it into our summer red, white, and blue as well!
In fact, a lot of the textiles we use during Valentine’s are ones that we tend to transition into other times of year. A red plaid tablecloth is a timeless addition that can go from romantic dinner for two to a summer picnic and back to a jolly Christmas holiday! Just highlighting a few delicate heart accessories can bring some festive flair, perfect for February fun.
I was especially excited by the stone heart containers we used for our tabletop. Finally, a way to make a “box of chocolates” last past the last bite! I love adding a table element that can act as a gift for my dinner attendees so they can bring a little bit of décor back to their own homes. Wouldn’t this be the perfect take-away for my friends during a Galentine’s dinner?
At the end of the day (or season) there is no “right” way to decorate for a small holiday. Whether you like a display that shouts your love of festivities or one that subtly blends with your year-round décor, all that matters is that you have fun and get your creativity flowing! If you need inspiration just swing by the shop – we have plenty! I hope you are able to join us for our upcoming Galentine’s Day Sip and Shop on February 13th where we will be celebrating a day for gals, pals and the fun we have with friends! So, leave your partner at home and spend the day enjoying the bonds of friendship with us while we sip, shop and snack to our hearts content, click HERE for more information! Until next time – XOXO and happy decorating!