So, we've been through the living room, family room and kitchen so far. Today we will see what the dining room and sunroom are looking like this year. I guess when it comes down to it, it is pretty much lots of hearts and anything that is red, pink or white. It's looking like I am pretty much a traditionalist where Valentines is concerned as well as Christmas-can't quite buy those hearts done up in turquoise or chartreuse! Don't really know why I can't jump on that band wagon occasionally but, as I like to say, "I am a purist" and any color other than red, pink or white (or variations thereof) does not "read" as Valentines to me! So, come along.
Like I said, lots of hearts and red, pink and white. That's just "how I roll". As you first enter the dining room, you will see the over flow of photos from the family room. It is a good thing that my grand children are getting older and we don't have quite as many holiday photo-ops as we used to or we would have to move out to make room for all of the frames. I do plan on having the 3 youngest over soon for some Valentine crafting so I know there will be at least a few more frames before the holiday is over!
The hutch is pretty much as it was last year when I added the glittered hearts that my mom had made-I still LOVE them!
Still have my old water bottle here in the dining room on the tea cart. I saw where someone had the EXACT water bottle and holder and they were using it on their hearth next to their fireplace, I am thinking of moving it to my family room when I decorate for spring and possibly moving the cart out of this room all together. I think it will make the room appear a lot less cluttered but that is a bit of "merchandising space" to give up, so we will see.
A step down from the dining room is the sunroom. I usually keep it pretty simple in there because I am pooped by the time I work myself to this end of the house. This is where the kids tend to nestle, so I want to make sure it has at least the feel of the current holiday, but, I must admit, sometimes it just gets the leftovers that I decide not to use anywhere else. That is what I am NOT showing you today-mostly Valentine candles, signs and wall hangings. They don't look bad, they just don't photograph well because they are scattered.
I do like the centerpiece in the middle of the round table but when I look at this picture, I am thinking that I may go back and add a red placemat under the vignette. I am planning on buying faux red flowers for the holder tubes-just haven't seen any that aren't down right ugly yet!
And, speaking of ugly, I think I really need to re-think that empty frame hanging on the wall in the dining room. Just not working for me any more!
Next we will take a quick peek at the guest bath and the front porch and then hopefully I will be able to show you what gifts I have decided to make this year. I bought all of the supplies the other day, so I think I am good to go! Stay tuned.