Do you have any ideas for cute Valentines Day decorations?
I don’t usually decorate too much for Valentine’s Day, which is interesting since the color palette is so naturally appealing to me. I tend to stay in the realm of cards and baked goods. With decor, I think it depends what sort of setting you’d like: a tête-à-tête with your one and only? A tea party for your best girlfriends? Just a little dazzle for yourself? That being said, here are some of my favorite picks from around the web…
I have been head over heels about Geronimo for a few months now, and I knew they’d do something amazing for Valentine’s day. Like Confetti System, their gorgeous couture-style party supplies are out of my price range, but seem like a really awesome project for a committed DIY-er. I’ve been deciding when I want to tackle them. Large balloons can be found online and at party stores. Add strips of fabric, paper honeycomb balls, mylar fringe, pom-poms, and other fun items to the tails and you’ve got a hit!
Garland, Garland, Garland
Garlands are essential for any celebration. As they are easy to make and affordable to purchase, I may eventually end up living with hanging bits up year-round. For these festive pieces look at: one, two, three.
You know I love a paper straw, and these captured my heart when I stumbled upon them a while ago. Olivia of A Field Journal really took it up a notch with these vintage-inspired scrap pieces. For more pictures and printables go here. Add a pretty pink bottle of soda and sip away.
From girly-girl whimsy to intimately romantic, there’s a ton to be done here. This is where you can get sucked into wedding blogs for hours at a time. The Knotty Bride showed off a gorgeous Marie Antoinette-worthy table, and there’s more paper-lantern fun from A Field Journal.
All of the Flowers
All of them. No such thing as too many. I have a predilection for the softness of peonies and renunculas, but have a field day with whatever you like! Fill bud vases, vintage tins, mason jars, teacups, and hurricane glasses. Put them on cupcakes, in drinks, in your hair, or on your lapel. Make them from paper or fabric or paint!
I hope your Valentine’s day is lovely. There is an abundance of love in this world–-not just the romantic kind. Celebrate your many loves with abandon and eat a few sweet treats for me! You can check out more of my finds and ideas on my Valentine’s Pinterest board.
Be Mine, Vintage Valentine
It’s February today! This means a few things: 1) My rent is due (blech) 2) I can tell you how much I love saying this month in French: “février” fevhhhhreeeeayyyy…and 3) Valentine’s Day is approaching. These are few festive Etsy picks that are currently populating my favorites. Too bad about that whole rent thing! But there is good news for those of us who love vintage and the word “free” (in French or otherwise):
If you are in San Francisco, the Ephemera Collection is showcasing vintage valentines (and other paper tokens of affection) at the California Historical Society in SoMa this Thursday, Feb. 3rd. They promise a free evening of sweet treats, paper, and wine. So go on and woo somebody! And feel free to woo me with any of these:
1) A rosy little 50’s dress gets you date-ready, from pudding 2) 1930’s honeycomb valentine to show you care, from oldpaper 3) A soft & sweet millinery kit for your embellishing needs, from karlanathan 4) Send prettier love notes with botanical stamps from VerdeStudio 5) Out-skate Cupid with these red-wheeled beauties from solsticehome 6) Eat your heart out Rhett Butler! Revive one of the greatest romances of all time with Gone With the Wind dinner plates, from UniqueTreasures 7) Not-so-sweet-nothings to read in Tangled Marriage, a romance novel from soymilkcafe 8) This is just pretty. It might help you dust off your cleavage! Wanderlust fringe necklace from ayofemijewelry 9) Invite 5 friends to tea. You’ve got an instant tin teacup collection from sushipotparts.