As you can see from this post, I've been wanting to decorate for more holidays, so here we go with Valentines Day. I decided to go with a more family love instead of
romantic theme, at least for this stand (it's all I've got done so far, but I hope to do more, soon). It ended up being somewhat understated, but since this stand is right by our main door, having some spare room on it is probably good.
The roses prints in frames were from my grandmother. The frames did not have stands on them, so I switched out the cardboard backs for ones from other frames that did. The plate was my great-grandmother's. My mother remembers eating on it as a child. The rose on the stand is a piece of jewelry from my other grandmother.
The rose print in this frame was stained so I replaced it with a Pynk collage from Kodak. I got the matte and print free at CVS. (See here for how I got it free.) The photos are ones I took with family over the holidays. The heart charm on the ribbon is my mother's. It is made out of her mother's wedding ring.
Isn't that writing desk/dispatch box on the right neat? My parents got it for me, and I use it regularly to write letters and cards. The letters/ cards displayed in are real ones I have received.
I decorated this candle holder with a ribbon and a necklace charm of my mother's that she received from my father. (NOTE: I'm not planning on burning the candle, I'm not sure that would be safe with the ribbon)
I know there didn't end up being very many hearts (did you notice I did a closeup of each one), I just used what I could find but I thought it turned out pretty well. This was entirely made from items I had around the house, none of which were Valentine's specific (not that I would mind some "real" decorations, I just think it's neat to see how much one can do without spending money on it).
I'm linking this up to
since I don't have a mantel,
and this is pretty close.
I'm also linking up to: