This was such a simple Valentine make over for our fireplace..
All I had to do was remove the Christmas theme, leave the evergreen and holly berries and add a red satin ribbon I had on hand and one of my stuffed heart Valentines with dried greenery and white roses. Done.
I left a lot of what I had up for Christmas and just added the Valentine theme to it. As I get older, simpler is just easier for me. No expense or crafting. It's ok. I had my day and being retired we are being a bit frugal..I mean...a bit!
I'm trying to use what I already had..and trying hard to keep out of the goodie stores. I hope it doesn't look Christmasy...does it??
I did pick up these little green birds which will also be fun to use through the rest of the year and perhaps even for Fall. ( For Michael's I use coupons like crazy!)
I think it was the shade of green that caught my eye. They are not a matched pair but I put them together. Coffee tables are NOT my strong point AT all!
The runner is the right color, but NOT the design..so..I will change it..
The wall is NOT peach. It is actually Laura Ashley's "Haystack" but in every light the camera makes the walls a bit peach.
I want to paint the curio cabinet white..but..NO nerver and besides, it was my Mom's.
The rocker seat pad was made by a wonderfull seamstress on ebay some years ago. The pillows, all of them by different ones.
Question. Do you see the ring forming in the mirror? Can you see the little dot at the top? This shows up every now in then in my photo's. As you can see from the top photo, it isn't there.
Tell me, does your mirrors show all sorts of designs when you take photo's with your flash. No circles on the one above. They remind me, up close, of vapor trails made by airplanes in the sky.
I would be so please if you would write and tell me this happens with your mirrors too??
That's it for now.
I did some painting today. I will show you a before and after tomorrow.