After Christmas I LOVE having everything clean and neat and so for Valentine's Day I try to add a few little touches here and there to add some festive elements. In the living room I just added a couple little glass jars of pink mini roses with red glitter hearts.
The glitter hearts were a total afterthought. I literally just cut out hearts freehand from a piece of red glitter paper I had and then taped them to toothpicks and skewers I had. Easy and added some sparkly fun :)
Headed into the family room I added an xoxo pillow (from Anthropologie - but a few seasons ago) to the bench and can you spy the sweet little view at the table? :)
I didn't have a Valentine's Day banner (shocking, I know!) and when I saw these paper plates at Home Goods I knew that they would be perfect. $3/package (and I have a ton left over to use as actual plates), a hole punch and some Christmas twine and I was done!
This is a horrible pic... but the twine I picked up after Christmas at Target and this gives you an idea of what the plates looked like unstrung. They weren't super deep so I didn't feel like they really looked too much like plates when they were hanging (I think that that may only make sense in my head - sorry!)
I didn't love the plates up their solo so I started looking for something simple to add to it. I thought that a red pom pom garland would look cute, but those things aren't cheap. I found this one for what I felt like was a reasonable price (plus it was Amazon Prime and I ended up getting it the same day), but I knew when I bought it that it wasn't going to be long enough to string all the way across my mantle...
So I cut off the ends and restrung it on white embroidery floss and voila! Long enough!
And I think it looks cuter with the spaces in between - bonus!
In the kitchen there are a few more little touches... latte bowls, more flowers, best candle ever, pink dishtowel.
Last year for my birthday Dave let each of the kids pick out something for me at one of my favorite little boutiques downtown. Luke picked out this heart ornament and I stuck it on a pick and put it in my little mug succulent. (adorable narwal towel HERE)
This picture is super dark since I was trying to take it into the light, but focus on the sweet little hearts and the cute baby fern, k? ;)
Again, just glitter paper taped to toothpicks :)
Keeping it simple on the kitchen table...
Sign is by the ALWAYS incredible Vine and Branches
In the awkward little niche area I added a few little hearts and called it a day :)
And same on the console table. Glitter hearts for the win!
Can y'all see my tiny dancer back there??? :)
Another lovely from Vine and Branches!
And since it's kind of hard to see through the cross on the glass...
The teeny succulents are from Trader Joes and at $3/each (with the pot!) I just can't resist. Y'all know my feelings about a weathered terra cotta pot. I love them so! And yes... that succulent there in the back is just kind of hanging out. I need to figure that out at some point :)
The best picture from the day :)
Valentine's Day is one week away! Definitely not too late to add some festive little hearts around your house :)
Happy Tuesday, Friends!