More red today! I have a few rooms to show you in our house with a little red here and there. One of my favorite things about Valentine’s Day is the tulips. Since there is a good bit of red in my bedroom, I had a bouquet of tulips by the chair. Unfortunately they need replacing. I believe the potted ones last better than the cut stems. (Or do you have a secret tip to make them last longer?)
The foyer is back to having a bit of red after its black and white of January. It started with these supplies (some leftover from last month supplemented with more)…
They are what I used to make these little Valentine bags of cocoa and marshmallows (and the spoons are disposable in case you can’t tell.)
Then the little bags went into this jar…
which went on the buffet in the foyer – now happily decorated with red again.
Between the foyer and the great room is an old piano. It was first mine as a child, but then I had to share it with my little sister. Anyway, that old piano gets a spot of red for Valentine’s Day, too.
You know there are red pillows in the great room, and if you look out the window, you will see the color again on the deck umbrella.
The mantel has a little dose of red mixed in with my collection of vintage cameras (in jars of course.)
I made this Valentine print to use with the cameras and the photograph of the children.
Here is a little closer look at it on the mantel.
And here are the cameras and the red candles at the other end of the mantel.
Across from the fireplace is the sofa – the biggest use of red in the room. It is soon to be redressed in a khaki linen.
And the last of the red for today – a closer look at the pot of red tulips on the end table (where the blooms are lasting much better than those did in the bedroom.)
I plan to be back again soon with a few photos of the dining room and some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts. I loved all your enthusiasm for using red from my last post!
So what are you doing special for Valentine’s Day this year?
We’d love to hear about it!