Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Valentine's Day + Lots of Snow!

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Valentine's Day + Lots of Snow!

I am finally going to show you my Valentine's Day decorations!  I'm sure the suspense has been driving you crazy! ;) 

I like to keep my Valentine's Day decorations simple (unlike my Christmas decorations).  I decided to do red and black as my main colors to keep it a little bit sophisticated.  The pastel heart colors can turn into total cheesy-ness if not done just right.  Plus, the black and red match my decor so much better.

I always change out my kitchen console table with seasonal decor and that is where most of my Valentine's Day decor is.  My only new piece this year is this super cute heart my friend Angela from La-dee-da Designs made...

I just heart it! 
(get it, I heart it, it's a heart... oh jeez, you can tell I haven't left the house since Sunday)

This lovely little love sign was not made on any fancy letter cutting machines ( I don't have one, shhh, don't tell!), I got it last year for $1.50... it was beat up but you can see how I fixed it up here.

I also decked out my candles in festive scrapbook paper.  Love how it is not Valentine paper but goes well with my Valentine decor.

Here's the whole look...

Sorry the window light is so bright but there was a blizzard out there!
I didn't want to do a full blown Valentine's Day mantel because I used almost all my Valentine's decor on my kitchen console table.  (Plus, I was too lazy to take my everyday mantel decor down again after just putting it back up after Christmas.)

I just added this simple picture I got last year for dirt cheap after Valentine's Day.  And honestly, when I got it I was going to rip the print out of it and use the frame for another project but I never got around to it.  Now, I'm glad I didn't, it matches great and I like it up there. :)

I should also mention that we survived the "Blizzard of 2011" and our power stayed on!  Thank goodness... it would have been a long and cold night without it.  The wind  howled and our house shook, literally, all night long. 

We woke to find a winter wonderland, very beautiful but I'm totally over it.  Give me winter wonderland at Christmas time, I'm ready for spring! 

Here are a few picks in case you're wondering...

My hubby skillfully worked the snowblower through 4' plus snow drifts...

I don't know how he got through it but I'm sure glad he did!

It's hard to tell from my pics but there were snow drifts that were over 5 feet tall!

A city plow came down our street (which was a good thing!) but they got our mailbox. 
Here's what's left of it...

Yes, that is mail inside the snow inside the mailbox... awesome.

Hope you're staying warm wherever you are!  Don't forget to come back for Flaunt it Friday!

I'm linking to House of Hepworths, Just a Girl, TaterTots&Jello, Fingerprints on the Fridge.


  1. LOVE the cute Valentine's candles! What a great idea...and easy to switch out. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. WOW that is A LOT of snow!! Your Valentine's stuff is just so precious!! I love it! :)

  3. Oh Wow, that's more snow than we got and we are in Canada!!!

  4. So glad your power stayed on! Sorry about the mailbox though.
    Mary Ann

  5. Your mailbox looks like the truck after the icecream man! HAHA!
    Good post, makes me feel all festive inside!

  6. wow, I'm not sure where you live, but that's pretty much how it looks around here (we live in New England.)

  7. Really cute V-day decors, especially loving the heart and candles. and oh the lamp and the love design. :) pretty much everything. LOL

  8. I love the heart...what is that made of? It looks like chipboard maybe? Very cute!

  9. Thanks for posting my heart, Katie!! To answer your question, Kim - it is made of aluminum screen. You can check out more of my stuff at or look me up on facebook. Katie, as expected, you've made my things look even better!!


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