Monday, January 26, 2009


We have this table that is the first thing you see when you walk in our house. I decided it would be kind of fun to decorate it for every holiday.

But, I didn't want to spend much money so I search around the house to see what I can come up with.

I had this Vintage book that I had found at a thrift store awhile ago. It is red so of course it's perfect for Valentine's Day. So out it came. Along with a vintage white pot I have that is filled with shells. I just added a few little glittered hearts to it.

I picked up red candles for only 39 cents at Michaels that I put in the white holders I already had.

While at Michaels I picked up these four letters to spell LOVE. I was going to paint them red and glitter them up but I liked them just white. They were only $1.29 each.

Three more of the little glitter hearts bring in a bit of red.

I had the lace heart and the rusty key. So I just added a bit of red ribbon that I had. I thought it gave the "Key to my heart" look.
I added some red cinnamon candy hearts to one of my jars and I tied some red ribbon and added another glitter heart to it.
Table is finished and I hardly spent any money. I think it was around $5.00.
Now when people walk in they can get a little Valentine's Day cheer.

I've already decided what I'm going to do for St. Patrick's Day and Easter too. You'll have to wait to see those though.


Glenda said...

Sometimes all it take is just some home shopping.


suzeeez said...

It all looks very pretty to me. :o) Sue

Darlene said...

I LOVE your cute Valentine's decorations!

Joyce's Journey said...

Your table looks great Joanne! I love it! Funny what we can find when we look around!!

Anonymous said...

I love all of it! The starfish would look great in my house and I think the letters were a wonderful touch!
Thanks for the ideas!

Marilyn said...

Very nice. Love the idea of keeping various decorations on your table. Love your blog.````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

Tracey said...

Joanne,, great thinking. I love decorating not spending much money. I really have to get going on my decorating for Valentine's day.. Thursday. it's final!! I am also weighing in today at my work.. I'll let you know the results for a Bettter ME.

Jean Tuthill said...

Your table is very pretty! It really portrays a warm welcome. The letters look so good and really tie the whole thing together. I need to look for them. I did joy for Christmas, and planned to do love. I went to get them and they were out of e's. I like them sitting like that. Happy Valentine's Day!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Joanne,
I just came by for a visit. What a great blog you have. Your valentine decorations are perfect just the right touch. I guess I better get busy and put up a few valentine decorations this weekend.
Have a wonderful day,

Tracy said...

Your V-Day decorations are darling! Your "key to my heart" is perfect! You've just made me want to go and get all my Valentine's stuff down! I haven't done it yet!

Anonymous said...

Now, that is the cutest little table,ever.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty! I'd be so tempted by that candy!

Jean Tuthill said...

Very pretty! I really like the LOVE letters and I'll have to check them out at my Michaels.