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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Seasonal Sundays #86 - Readying for Valentines Day

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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I love to decorate my entryway table for each season. It’s the first thing you see as you walk into my home. I enjoy having my visitors know we embrace each season.

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Many long years ago, when we were newly married, I purchased a remnant of lace and made this heart pillow. Not that it’s anything fabulous, but I haven’t sewn in years so it tickles me to bring it out each year.

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To be honest, this little vignette isn’t of my doing.

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I had pulled the box of Valentine’s decorations out but hadn’t done anything. One afternoon my elementary school aged daughter was wondering about without much direction and I suggested that she decorate for Valentine’s Day.

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I must say, she did a splendid job!

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The side lights of our entry door are adorned with stained glass hearts.

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I had the mantel decorated in different shapes of white for a winter feel. She added the garland and tucked in the pierced metal hearts.

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I love to see how my children (well OK, my daughters) can take things that I’ve had for ages and use them in a completely different way.

So, how are you preparing for this season of love?

- The Tablescaper

44 comments:

Susan said...

Your daughter did a lovely job of decorating!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful decorations, I specially love your entry way and the heart pillow id adorable! Also love the stained glass hearts in the entry door. Lovely all. Thank you for hosting and having me with my Valentines tablescape. Hugs,
FABBY

Mary said...

Your daughter did a sweet ♥ job finishing your Valentine's Day touches! Thanks for having me~ enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The French Hutch said...

I think your daughter started paying attention to your decorating early. She did a lovely valentine vignette in your foyer. Thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such talent! Looks like you have a little tablescaper in training :) Thank you for hosting! xo, Andrea

injoyinmylife said...

I love it! I'm really impressed that you decorate the entry hall table for each holiday. I have a space to do that too, just as you come into my front door. I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to copy your idea and do it too. I will post a picture when I've got it all done. Thanks for the idea. By the way, I think your little girl has your talent. Beautiful job.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, I love how your daughter decorated for Valentines Day! She has her mother's eye! Yes, it is fun to see how someone else takes our things and puts their own touch on them. Love it!

Kathleen said...

L did a good job! Love the garland.
Just a Valentine wreath I made for the door, and few things here and there. I always decorate the chandy above the kitchen table for each season, that's it! But March? Lots!

Sarah said...

It's fun to see a younger generation take the lead and follow in her mom's footsteps. Beautiful Valentine's decor! Thanks for hosting! ~ Sarah

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I'm new follower and it's my first time joining in. So glad to be here.

Especially love the sweet white angels in front of the hearts, and the mantle garland. Your girls did great!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your daughter(s) did a FABULOUS job with making your home seasonally lovely!

I especially adore that garland - and the close up so I can tell how it was made. How clever. I would probably have to do liquid bead glue instead, though, I think trying to sew all those tiny pearls on would make me more insane/batty than I already am at this point!

Thank you for a lovely post and for hosting this wonderful link party.

have a wonderful remainder-of-weekend!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your entry...especially that pretty pillow! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

lulumusing said...

Valentine's is one of those special occasions for which I have nothing, so I will have to enjoy all that you others do to express your creative talents.

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

I am working on my living room and making gifts for my husband so I haven't been able to do much Valentine decorating. I did put out a few pics on my mantel bc I am so excited to have a mantel to use again. I've painted the room a bold dark blue which is not as easy to decorate around as a white or cream would be. I am thinking I could go gold and red in there for Valentine's Day or all crystal maybe?

Thanks for hosting the party. :D

Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Mary Ellen said...

Decided to join your fun party this weekend! Thank you for the fun party!

bee blessed
mary

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How sweet! Your daughter did a good job decorating! I put touches of pinks and reds out and some Valentine's! It does make me smile just to see it all! hugs, Linda

Pat said...

Here I am, at last. Your post did so much to cheer me up.

J is in a hospital about 2 hours from home. Eldest daughter is here with me. We finally checked in at a hotel near the hospital at about 11pm. I am late to the party with a good or maybe bad excuse. J passed out, just like that, this afternoon. No warning. Fortunately we were in Jeff City and out of the truck when it happened and near good hospitals. He is spending the night there and being monitored. We weighed the possibility of transfer to STL. In the end we chose to stay here and it is for the best. Our daughter and her husband drove over this evening. Son in law took Molly and the truck home and she will stay with him tonight. The poor pup is a tad confused.

Hope to know more in the morning.

This party and the computer is a good diversion as I wait.

Thanks so much for hosting!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely Valentine entry!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Clairejustine said...

Hi i'm a new follower,thanks for hosting :)

SavannahGranny said...

Your young daughter certainly takes after her Mom. She did an excellent job. You home certainly looks festive after her magic touch. Love the garland and the lace pillow.
Thanks for hosting and sharing,
Ginger

Diane said...

Thank you for hosting! It is my first time to join, also. Beautiful job of decorating by your daughter.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Tablescaper,
Hi! Thank you for hosting! Love your decorations. Pat

Rettabug said...

Please tell your DD that we think she did a lovely job, arranging all those pretty hearts!
I love your lacy pillow & might have to just make a similar one for myself. Lord knows, I've got enough lace & fabric around here!

Thank you for hosting SS again.
fondly,
Rett

Paper Heart Girl said...

Beautfiul photos xxxx

Tanya@takesix said...

Your decorations are beautiful, and your daughter did a fabulous job! Thank you so much for hosting SS!

Kathy said...

This is so lovely! I love that your daughters did this - I don't usually decorate much for valentines - I am now quite inspired! Thanks for hosting,
Kathy

kitty said...

I'd say, like mother, like daughter, in the decorating gene! She did a beautiful job!! Thank you for hosting. xoxo

Pat said...

Thanks so much for hosting today. I like your mantle, all the white. Your daughter will always remember that you let her decorate and be on your blog. Making sweet memories.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What beautiful Valentine decorations you have and I love how your daughter used them.

Thank you very much for hosting! I brought some heart-shaped scones :)

Barbara F. said...

Your mantle, table and home are always lovely and decorated just so. Your daughter did a fabulous job. She has a wonderful role model there ;-) xo

Jojo said...

I'm busy working on a GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign and raising money to help fight heart disease. Our campaign runs all month and so far we've hosted a casual day, a carnation sale (to be delivered on Valentine's Day), an Oatmeal Bar event and a Karaoke night at one of the pubs near my office. So far we've raised about $2,000 but hoping to hit the $5,000 mark before the end of the month. I've pulled out every touch of red in my closet and will be trying to wear a touch of red every day. I'll post more about the happenings next weekend.

Michael Lee West said...

What a feast for the senses--gorgeous photos! Thank you for hosting!

Ana said...

Oh your daughter did a wonderful job decorating. I just love the month of love...I am a hopeless romatic so it just fits me perfectly :-)Thank you for the invitation to join Seasonal Sundays. I can't wait to see what everyone else is sharing today. Have a wonderful Sunday and a very Happy Februray to you.

Hugs and Kisses,
Ana

St Andrew School Gala said...

she did a GREAT job. Thx for hosting.

Anita said...

What beautiful Valentine's decorations!! I don't have anything, but I bet my kids would really enjoy doing something.I am late linking up, but I appreciate the invitation!! Thanks for hosting!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your home is so beautifully decorated for Valentine's Day..from the foyer to the mantle..so charming and romantic!! Love it all !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

She did a fabulous job! Guess she inherited your talent to decorate!

I think I've finished my Valentine decorations, will post more soon. Now I need to do a tablescape!

Thanks for hosting! I'm joining in!

Katherine

Poppy said...

I love the little stained glass valentine accents on your side lights and the mantle looks so romantic for the season! Your daughter did a wonderful job! Such a loving way to encourage their creative mind! Love the lacey heart pillow on your foyer chair... perfect accent for this special time of the year! Thanks for having us tonight and for sharing a little bit of valentine inspiration! Hugs~Poppy

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Sunny said...

Gorgeous!! I adore the entire post. Your photos are so crisp! ..and I must try making the fireplace hearts..so sweet. xo Happy Hearts! Sunny109

Dining Delight said...

How wonderful that you are "training" your daughter early for the "art of decorating for the seasons"! She did a wonderful job and you can be very proud of her! I'm wishing I would have been enamored with seasonal decorating when my children were young and could have passed it on to them when they lived at home! Thanks for hosting Seasonal Sundays!

DD

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Just joined the linky party and a new follower! Thanks so much! Can't wait to snoop around later!

laura@imnotatrophywife.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How fun for you and your girls! That's where it all starts!

Debbie said...

Seriously, your daughter did a better job than I have this year. I love your touches. My favorite parts are the mantel and the entry way. That's just lovely.

I just realized that I finally have something season for Sunday this coming week. Eureka!

Jessa Irene said...

Such beautiful decor! I am always amazed by other's creativity. looks like your daughters takes after their mom a bit :) Thanks for joining the party, sharing this on pinterest and tweeting.