Can you believe it’s Valentine’s Day next week? It hardly seems 5 minutes since we were knee-deep in Christmas. At this rate, I’ll be starting on the Halloween decorations before you know it!
For those of you thinking “yeah, yeah, I bet she’s started already”, I have NO idea what you mean.
So how are you feeling now that January’s finally behind us? I know it’s still a little gloomy outside, but I’ve definitely felt more cheery since February arrived and it’s good to see the days starting to get a little longer.
Even my body clock is starting to respond; I’ve actually started hauling my arse out of bed a bit earlier.
Only a bit, mind.
February of course, is the month of lurrrrve and ordinarily, Beloved and I celebrate with nothing more than a Tesco curry and a bottle of wine. We don’t exchange cards and gifts but this year, Beloved is wining and dining me in a real, live restaurant. Even after 25 years together, he still has the ability to surprise me.
He’s a keeper.
The one thing I DO mark the occasion with of course, is some home-crafted Valentine’s décor. Well… this would hardly be a crafts and seasonal home styling blog if I didn’t, right?
I also regressed 40 years and made a few pom poms. Although when I was at school, we didn’t use anything nearly as fancy as a ‘fork’! I made mine with the help of this video but I’m not convinced they came out particularly well. I guess I’ll just have to make some more and see if I can’t develop my forking skills.
I’m still undecided as to whether I prefer the mantel with or without the garland. What do you think?
There were a few pom poms left over, so I threw them in a lantern. What an easy way to add a splash of colour! After Valentine’s Day, I’ll be using those little balls of love to decorate a new sofa addition.
That woolly cushion. The one with the red stitching.
You’ll NEVER guess what I made it from. And it was SO EASY!
But more on that in a later post.
Elsewhere around OneandSeventy, I’ve continued to keep things simple, with just a few LOVEly touches to the hallway consoles.
To be honest, aside from the black jewelled hearts, not much has changed in the hallway since the Chrissy dex came down, mainly because I’m still enjoying the winter décor out here.
A hare wearing a diamante collar adds a quirky bit of bling and there’s just something very hygge about fairy lights and candles casting a romantic glow over a charity-shop orchid and a tiara-wearing bust.
Not that sort of bust.
And the Love sign.
Actually, I never blogged about that but again, it was another cheap and easy make.
I took a 25p sign from the Dunelm sale, spray-painted it white and glued on some letters that I’d cut on the Cricut. You may recognise them – they’re the same letters I used to create the Love Banner.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? I would LOVE to see your photos. Why not come on over and share them on the Facebook page?
I hope you enjoyed this little Valentine’s tour of OneandSeventy. If so, do let me know by dropping some love below.
A hui hou,