So, you probably have gathered by now that I’m a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Maybe that’s because I’m a big fan of love, who knows? But let’s not talk about me. I’m thinking there are a lot of you out there who don’t bother decorating for Valentine’s Day (even though you’d like to) because you don’t want to spend a lot of money for decorations you’ll only use for a couple of weeks. I agree. That’s why I’m happy to share this little post about my Valentine kitchen mantle. Let me warn you–if you’re a regular around here, you’ve already seen this stuff, just not quite this way. Here it is:Do you recognize anything you’ve seen before? If not, let me help you out…The red frame was the one I used here for my Christmas wreath. And the white sticks? Yep, those are the same ones I spray-painted for Christmas, too. And the little banner? that’s the one I used here for my Christmas chalkboard. Yes, you got me, the apothecary jar is new because it was too good of a deal to pass up the other day. And yes, those are the same Hershey’s Kisses I used for New Year’s here. But, better in the jar than on my thighs. So, the point of it all is that YES, you can use the same accessories for different purposes & still get great seasonal decor without spending a lot of cash. Need a great glassboard for writing messages or memos? Keep your eye open at the thrift stores for a framed picture with the glass. Then, just remove the glass, picture & backing, then paint the frame, put the glass back in & you have a custom piece that’s a great alternative to a chalkboard! Use chalkboard markers like I used on my Blessings Board to write whatever you want. Tell me you don’t need one of these somewhere in your house! And if you don’t have sticks somewhere in your house by now, it’s time you got outside & found some. Hang a few hearts on them, & you have a huge Valentine tree.Banners like these can be used for almost any occasion. I just added the word “love” to mine with scrapbooking letters, & it’s customized for Valentine’s Day. And a few more scrapbook supplies can turn a jar of kisses into a prescription for love.There’s still plenty of time to spread some love around your house just by using your everyday things. I hope this inspires you!And speaking of inspiration, there are only a few days left to come up with your Valentine’s post to enter in my Valentine’s Day Challenge. I’ll give you all the instructions on Tuesday, February 1st, when the link party begins. Don’t forget: the winner will receive a free 16×20 canvas photo from my shop. This could be the perfect gift for your Valentine! Grab a button on my sidebar & share the fun with everyone!Meanwhile, I’m sharing this Valentine vignette with a few of these parties.
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