Last week I shared with you all the components of our decorations for Valentine's this year and how to make each one. Today, I want to share with you our decorating for Valentine's, all put together. All the elements you saw individually came together in our kitchen.
The kitchen is our most used room of the house as it is, of course, where we eat. We also homeschool at this table, blog here, and all kinds of other things. Let me show you around and the different elements of our decorating for Valentine's.
I started by cleaning the table. Yeah, it doesn't normally look this white and crumb free. It usually stays this way for about 30 minutes or until I stop yelling at everyone to let me get the pictures. 😉
Next I added the new apothecary jars I made and filled with a Valentine theme. It was looking really cute, but needed a few more details.
We have had these Valentine's place mats for years. As you can see they don't all match. We like them and it works for us. I added them to the table.
We needed napkins. The pink napkins that used to be my Grandma's work perfectly for our Valentine's table.
Doesn't it look cute and very Valentine's?
I'm super happy with the apothecary jars. They are so pretty and look so great on our table. I think they are the star of the show.
I remembered that my mom had bought these cute Valentine's plates a few years ago. She bought them for a tea party she and Snowflake put together. They were the perfect addition to our table.
The table looks great, but we need one more touch.
Can you see the Valentine wreath I made in the background? It looks so cute. It is right on the wall that I see all the time, every day. I really like looking at it.
Now obviously, given that we homeshool at the table and use it for tons of other things, we don't keep the place mats napkins, plates and silverware on it on a daily basis. We have been keeping the table runner and the jars on the table. The M&M's and conversations hearts seem to be a great treat for getting a math problem correct or getting some school work done. I have managed to spill my tea on the table runner…boo! I need to figure out how to get that stain out. Anyone know of a good way to get tea out of things?
Do you decorate your table or house for Valentine's? What do you like to do?